Hristo Ivanov (footballer)

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Hristo Ivanov
Personal information
Full name Hristo Stefanov Ivanov
Date of birth (1982-04-06) 6 April 1982 (age 39)
Place of birth Pleven, Bulgaria
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Etar Veliko Tarnovo
Number 1
Senior career*
2000–2002 Spartak Pleven 57 (0)
2002–2009 Vidima-Rakovski 44 (0)
2009 Lokomotiv Mezdra 11 (0)
2010–2011 Montana 51 (0)
2012 Botev Plovdiv 16 (0)
2013–2016 Montana 104 (0)
2017 Oborishte 13 (0)
2017– Etar Veliko Tarnovo 111 (0)
National team
2019 Bulgaria 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 13 September 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 07 July 2021 (UTC)

Hristo Ivanov (Bulgarian : Христо Иванов; born 6 April 1982) is a Bulgarian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Etar Veliko Tarnovo. [1]


Ivanov previously played for Spartak Pleven, Vidima-Rakovski Sevlievo, Lokomotiv Mezdra, Botev Plovdiv, Montana and Oborishte. [2]

International career

In August 2019, Ivanov was called up by Krasimir Balakov to the Bulgarian national team for the Euro 2020 qualifier against England and friendly match against Republic of Ireland. [3] An unused substitute against England, he made his debut against Ireland on 10 September 2019 at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, making him, at 37 years, 5 months and 4 days, the oldest Bulgaria debutant. [4]

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  1. "Етър стартира подготовка, трима са новите". (in Bulgarian). 14 June 2017.
  2. "Оборище привлече бившия капитан на Монтана Христо Иванов". (in Bulgarian). 29 January 2017.
  3. "Final list of players called up to the Bulgaria national team for the games against England and the Republic of Ireland". 27 August 2019.
  4. "Вратарят на Етър измества Балъков, ако играе днес". (in Bulgarian). 10 September 2019.