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Velizar Popov
UEFA PRO Head Coach Velizar Popov born on 7 February 1976 is a former Bulgarian football player and the current manager of Sur Club in Oman. In his career as a player he has played for Lokomotiv Plovdiv, Hebar Pazardzhik and Spartak Plovdiv.



Head Coach

Sur Club Oman October 2013-January 2014 (4 months)

Just two days after winning the FA Cup for historic treble with New Radiant SC Velizar Popov left the Maldive champion after a great season led the islanders to take on former champion of Oman- Sur Sports Club on October 7 signing a one-year contract until the end of the season 2013 / 2014 .Popov debut in one of the most attractive derby matches in Omani League defeating local rivals Al Oruba 3-0.Just for 3 months Velizar Popov managed to climb Sur Club from 10 to 3 position in the standings and registering the best attack in the league.As a consequence,for the first time in the history of the club five players from Sur Club are already part of the Olympic national team of Oman.
Head Coach New Radiant Sports Club January 2013 October 2013 (10 months)

2013 Champion with a 100% winning record 2013 Super Cup winner - Milo Charity Shield 2013 FA Cup winner 2013 The Best Coach of the year award 2013 AFC Cup group stage winner with the best attacking record of 20 goals in 6 games and second best defensive record of the tournament receive 4 goals in 6 games !!!The club win the group with 15 points from 6 games-the best score ever in maldivian football history and qualified for the quarterfinals for the second time in the history of Maldive football winning Selangor ( Malaysia) 2-0 after extra time!

In January 2013 Velizar Popov headed the Maldivian champion New Radiant SC and won the Maldivian championship with a 100% winning record, the best score ever He also won the Maldivian FA Cup and the Supercup Milo Charity Shields,making the treble.[2]This was the third time New Radiant won the league while the very first time a club has confirmed the league title with one round yet to play and with a 100% winning record. New Radiant broke the maximum league points record of 53 points set by VB Sports in 2010 by taking the Blues league points to 57, becoming the first team in history to finish off the league with a 100 percent record. New Radiant won all 19 matches they played in this years league, scoring an outstanding 73 goals in the process and conceeded only 5 goals. In the Asian AFC Cup Popov got to impressive results for the first time in the history of Maldivian football. The team scored the biggest win ever in the AFC Cup 7-0 against Indonesian team Persibo. New Radiant finished on the top of the group stage of this year's AFC cup with the best attacking record of 20 goals in 6 games and second best defensive record of the tournament receiving 4 goals in 6 games. The club won the group with 15 points from 6 games the best score ever in Maldivian football history and qualified for the quarterfinals for the second time in the history of Maldives football winning Selangor (Malaysia) 2-0 after extra time
Team Nat From To Competition Dhivehi League Maldives FA Cup October 5 President's Cup Asia AFC Cup Maldivian FA Charity Shield Total Record G W D L GF GA GD Win % 5 0 0 16 1 +68 100.00 +4 +0 +8 +2 100.00 66.67 100.00

19 19 0 0 73 3 0 9 1 3 0 6 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 3 24 0 0 3

New Radiant SC

10 January 2013

32 29 0 3 104 22

+82 90.63

Head Coach FC Costuleni Moldova August 2011 June 2012 (11 months)

Head Coach FC Liberika -Horsens, Denmark January 2011 June 2011 (6 months) Promotion Won

In October 2010 Velizar Popov left Bulgarian PFC Cherno More and moved to Danish Team Liberika Horsens, with which he won promotion in 2011. For the Season 2011-2012 Velizar Popov lead Moldovan FC Costuleni which play in the Premier League Moldova.
Head Coach PFC ''Cherno more'' Varna Bulgaria August 2002 October 2010 (8 years 3 months) 2010-PFC ''Cherno more'' Varna-Professional-Head Coach 7 place 2009-PFC''Cherno more''Varna-Professional-Assist Coach/ Head Coach 3 UEFA place 2008-PFC''Cherno more''Varna-Professional-Assist Coach 5 UEFA place 2007-PFC''Cherno more''Varna-Professional-Assist Coach 6 Intertoto Cup place 2006-PFC''Cherno more''Varna-Youth Academy Head Coach 1 place State Champion 2005-PFC''Cherno more''Varna-Youth Academy Head Coach 1 place State Champion 2004-PFC''Cherno more''Varna-Youth Academy Head Coach 2 place national champ. 2003-PFC''Cherno more''Varna-Youth Academy Head Coach 2 place of the state champ.

Velizar Popov had been appointed on 16 September 2009 as the manager of Cherno More Varna to replace Nikola Spasov after two years of working as his assistant manager. He made his debut as a football manager in the Bulgarian A PFG on September 20, 2009 in a match against Minyor Pernik. The youngest manager in the Bulgarian League led Cherno More in 36 appearances for the A PFG and 3 matches of the Bulgarian Cup. Velizar remains in history as the coach who reached the most expressive win of Cherno More against the leader in Bulgarian Championship (Levski Sofia). In December 2009 the sailors defeated the blue team with 4-1 in the Bulgarian Cup. In June 2010 Velizar Popov attracted in PFC Cherno more one of Brazilian superstar Mrio Jardel, who was the most famous name ever having played in the Bulgarian league.

Season 2007

Competition UEFA Intertoto Cup

Round 2R 3R


Club Makedonija GP U.C. Sampdoria UE Sant Julia Maccabi Netanya VfB Stuttgart Iskra-Stal PSV Eindhoven

Home 4-0 0-1 4-0 2-0 1-2 1-0 0-1

Away 3-0 0-1 5-0 1-1 2-2 3-0 0-1

Aggregate 7-0 0-2 9-0 3-1 3-4 4-0 0-2



1Q 2Q 1


UEFA Europa League

2Q 3Q

Head Coach PFC Spartak Plovdiv January 2000 June 2002 (2 years 6 months) PFC Spartak Plovdiv Youth Academy Head Coach 2002-PFC Spartak Plovdiv Youth Academy Head Coach 2 place. 2001-PFC Spartak Plovdiv Youth Academy Head Coach 3 place 2000-PFC Spartak Plovdiv Youth Academy Head Coach 4th place PFC''Lokomotiv'' Plovdiv Academy 1984-1994 FC ''Armeec'' Sliven 09/1994-06/1995 PFC''Lokomotiv'' Plovdiv 07/1995 - 06/1996 PFC''Hebar''Pazardjik 07/1996 - 06/1999 PFC''Spartak''Plovdiv 07/1999 - 01/2000 Career as a Player :


BULGARIAN FOOTBALL COACHING SCHOOL / Bulgarian Football Union 2012 UEFA PRO Diploma License N 000000147 2007-UEFA A Diploma License N 0325-2007 2005-UEFA B Diploma License N 0664-2005 2005-- Royal Academy of Netherlands UEFA B - License 2004- Royal Academy of Netherlands course 2000- Bulgarian Football Union - BFU U Coaching License


1. English
Professional working proficiency

4. Italian
Professional working proficiency

7. Romanian
Limited working proficiency

2. Portuguese
Full professional proficiency

5. Bulgarian
Native or bilingual proficiency

8. Dhivehi
Limited working proficiency

3. Spanish
Full professional proficiency

6. Russian
Professional working proficiency

9. Arabic
Limited working proficiency

Personal Information

Address: Bulgaria Marital status: Married Contact Velizar Popov Telephone:+ 359 876110555 (Viber and WhatsApp) Skype: (velizar_popov)


UEFA "PRO" Licensed Qualified Football Coach