Svetoslav Kovachev

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Svetoslav Kovachev
Personal information
Full nameSvetoslav Svetlozarov Kovachev
Date of birth (1998-03-14) 14 March 1998 (age 23)
Place of birth Pleven, Bulgaria
Height1.72 m (5 ft 7+12 in)
Position(s) Winger
Club information
Current team
Arda Kardzhali
Number 10
Youth career
2008–2010 Svoboda Milkovitsa
2010–2011 Spartak Pleven
2011–2016 Ludogorets Razgrad
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2015–2018 Ludogorets II 54 (10)
2016–2021 Ludogorets Razgrad 10 (0)
2018–2019Dunav Ruse (loan) 28 (5)
2019Etar (loan) 19 (0)
2020Arda Kardzhali (loan) 24 (5)
2021– Arda Kardzhali 0 (0)
National team
2015–2016 Bulgaria U17 3 (0)
2016–2018 Bulgaria U19 15 (0)
2018–2020 Bulgaria U21 7 (0)
2020– Bulgaria 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 14:36, 24 December 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 November 2020

Svetoslav Kovachev (Bulgarian: Светослав Ковачев; born 14 March 1998) is a Bulgarian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Arda Kardzhali. [1]

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His younger brother Lachezar is also a footballer, currently playing for Levski Lom.

Career

Ludogorets Razgrad

Born in Pleven, Kovachev started his career in Svoboda Milkovitsa. [2] He joined Ludogorets in 2011 recruited by the Bulgarian legend Plamen Getov. [3] In 2014, he played for Ludogorets U19 in the UEFA Youth League, being a starter in all of the 6 matches. [4]

He made his debut for Ludogorets Razgrad II on 6 December 2015 in a match against FC Pirin Razlog. [5]

On 22 May 2016 he made his complete debut in A Group for Ludogorets in a match against Beroe Stara Zagora. [6]

Kovachev started the 2017-18 season in Ludogorets II by scoring a goal in the first match of the season against Lokomotiv 1929 Sofia. [7] On 29 July 2017 he played for the main team in the 0-0 draw against Lokomotiv Plovdiv coming as a substitute in the First League match. [8] Kovachev was on the bench for the Europa League group stage match against İstanbul Başakşehir, but stayed as an unused substitute. [9] On 21 September 2017 he made his debut for the Bulgarian Cup in the first round against Oborishte. [10]

Kovachev was named captain for the Ludogorets U19 team in the UEFA Youth League in the first match from the Domestic Champions Path against Željezničar U19 on 27 September 2017. [11]

On 15 February 2018 Kovachev was named on bench for the Europa League Round of 32 match against Milan and made his debut as a substitute in the 81st minute. [12] [13]

Loan to Dunav

In June 2018, Kovachev was loaned to Dunav Ruse, although he spend the pre-season camp with Ludogorets first team. [14] He made his debut for the team in the first league match of the season against Vitosha Bistritsa on 20 July 2018, assisting for the only goal for Dunav. [15]

On 4 November 2018 he scored his first goal for the team in First League, netting the second goal for the 3:0 win over Vitosha Bistritsa. [16]

Arda Kardzhali

Kovachev joined Arda Kardzhali on a year long loan on 6 January 2020. [17] He returned to Ludogorets team in end of December 2020, having a contract with Razgrad team until July 2021, which he didn't extend. [18] In February 2021 he signed a 3 year pre-contract with Arda, from July 2021, leaving him out of Ludogorets team until end of the season. [19]

International career

Youth levels

Kovachev was called up for the Bulgaria U19 team for the 2017 European Under-19 Championship qualification from 22 to 27 March 2017. [20] After a draw and 2 wins the team qualified for the knockout phase which will be held in July 2017. [21]

Kovachev made his debut for Bulgaria U21 on 27 March 2018 in a European Undr-21 qualification match against Kazakhstan U21, keeping a clean sheet for the 3:0 win. [22]

Senior

Kovachev received his first call-up for senior Bulgarian squad on 29 August 2018 for the UEFA Nations League matches against Slovenia and Norway on 6 and 9 September. [23] He earned his first cap on 26 February 2020, coming on as a substitute for Ismail Isa during the second half of the 0:1 home loss against Belarus in a friendly game. [24]

Career statistics

Club

As of 27 December 2020 [1]
Club performanceLeagueCupContinentalOtherTotal
ClubLeagueSeasonAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
BulgariaLeague Bulgarian Cup Europe Other [lower-alpha 1] Total
Ludogorets Razgrad II B Group 2015–16 112112
Second League 2016–17 192192
2017–18 246246
Total54100000005410
Ludogorets Razgrad A Group 2015–16 2000000020
First League 2016–17 3000000030
2017–18 50201080
Total100201000130
Dunav Ruse (loan) First League 2018–19 285202 [lower-alpha 2] 0325
Etar Veliko Tarnovo (loan) 2019–20 19010200
Arda Kardzhali (loan)920092
2020–21 15310163
Career statistics1352060102014420

National team

As of 24 May 2021
Bulgaria national team
YearAppsGoals
202040
Total40

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