Stanimir Stoilov

  • Date of birth : 13/02/1967
  • Position : Coach
  • Country : Bulgaria Bulgaria
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Stanimir Stoilov

FC Astana
Stanimir Stoilov
Astana coach Stanimir Stoilov ©Getty Images

Stanimir Stoilov

FC Astana

Date of birth: 13 February 1967
Nationality: Bulgarian
Playing career: FC Haskovo, PFC Levski Sofia (three times), Fenerbahçe SK, PFC CSKA Sofia, SC Campomaiorense, PFC Slavia Sofia
Coaching career: PFC Levski Sofia, PFC Litex Lovech, Bulgaria (twice), PFC Botev Plovdiv, FC Astana

• A stellar name at Levski, Stoilov had three spells at the club, starting and ending his senior career there and amassing four league titles plus five Bulgarian Cups.

• Started out as a midfielder but later moved up front and, towards the end of his career, into defence. Scored three goals in 14 international appearances for Bulgaria, two of them on his debut in September 1992 in a friendly against Turkey, where he had just arrived to play for Fenerbahçe.

• Captain and assistant trainer at Levski in his later years, he was appointed head coach in 2004. In four seasons in charge won two league titles, two national cups and became the first man to lead a Bulgarian club into the group stage of the UEFA Champions League.

• Stood in as caretaker national team coach in June 2007 following Hristo Stoichkov's resignation. Sacked by Levski in May 2008, he joined Litex and took them to victory in the Bulgarian Cup, having in the meantime also been appointed Bulgaria coach. Left Litex in August 2009 to concentrate solely on the national side but missed out on 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification and resigned in September 2010.

• Took over the Botev Plovdiv reins in winter 2012 and led the side into the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round in 2013/14 as well as steering them to the Bulgarian Cup final. He then joined Astana in June 2014 and oversaw the club's maiden Kazakh title later that year, before navigating their route through 2015/16 UEFA Champions League qualifying to seal Kazakhstan's first ever group stage spot.

Last updated: 03/09/15 17.51CET

General info

  • Name: Stanimir Stoilov
  • Date of birth: 13/02/1967
  • Country: Bulgaria
  • Club: Astana ( KAZ)

  • Current campaign
  • UEFA Champions League 2016/17
  • UEFA Europa League 2016/17

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • National team: European Championship (Qualifying round)
    02/06/07: Belarus 0-2 Bulgaria
  • Club: UEFA Europa League (Second qualifying round)
    12/08/04: Levski 5-0 Modriča

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions


Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
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Last updated: 09/12/2016 01:25 CET