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 Ivan KOLEV 1958-1963 
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Name: Ivan Kolev


Country: :BUL: Bulgaria
Club: CSKA Sofia
Position: *WF, SS
Side: RF/BS
Age: 28-33 years (01/11/1930)

Height: 167 cm
Weight: 66 kg

Attack: 84
Defence: 49
Balance: 77
Stamina: 84
Top Speed: 92
Acceleration: 91
Response: 80
Agility: 89
Dribble Accuracy: 87
Dribble Speed: 89
Short Pass Accuracy: 81
Short Pass Speed: 75
Long Pass Accuracy: 83
Long Pass Speed: 77
Shot Accuracy: 84
Shot Power: 86
Shot Technique: 80
Free Kick Accuracy: 70
Curling: 81
Header: 72
Jump: 75
Technique: 87
Aggression: 83
Mentality: 83
Keeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 82

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition/Fitness: 7
Weak Foot Accuracy: 7
Weak Foot Frequency: 8
Growth Type: Standard Lasting

P06: Speed Merchant
P12: Incisive Run
S01: Reaction
S02: Passer
S06: Outside Curve
S14: Quick Turn
S20: Scooping

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Dribbling - Side - Reaction - Passing - Outside

Attack / Defence Awareness Card: Balanced


Ivan Kolev is former Bulgarian footballer. He played mainly on the left side of attack and midfield. Kolev was very fast player, he run 100 meters in 10.6 seconds. Besides Kolev was very skillful player and with great combination of skills and pace he was very dangerous for opponents side backs, even Fahrudin Jusufi couldn't find the way to stop him. Kolev also had solid shot and good crosses from the flank. At the beginning of his career he was more offensive minded but later he started to play deeper, even occassionally more like a wing back, his main duty was in creating attacks from behind and help Yakimov. Kolev was able to play on both wings and spent good amount of time in the middle of the pitch acting as a some kind of AMF. Kolev showed great understanding with his partners in attack. Kolev played for Sportist Sofia from 1945 to 1948, VVS Sofia form 1949 to 1950, CSKA from 1950 to 1967 (304 matches, 90 goals in A PFG) and Sliven in 1967/68 season. He is first Bulgarian nominated to Golden Ball. In total he played 325 games and scored 95 goals in Bulgarian first division, and won league title 11 times as well as Bulgarian Cup on 4 occassions. Kolev was named as Bulgarian Footballer of the Year in 1962. He represented Bulgaria at the FIFA World Cups in 1962 and 1966, and won a bronze medal at the 1956 Summer Olympics. He made his debut for NT on 18/05/1952 against poland (1-0) and his last match was on 20/07/1966 against Hungary (1-3) on World Cup. After his retirement from active playing Kolev worked also as a coach and remained active in social life till his last days. Ivan kolev died on 01/07/2005 at the age of 75.

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