Ivanov Georgi IVANOV

Presentation

Retired
BULGARIA BULGARIA
Born Jul 2, 1976
Plovdiv, BULGARIA
Age 44 years old
Size 1.84 m
Weight 78 kg
Position Centre forward
Arrival(s)
Levski Sofia Levski Sofia 2002 / M€ 4.1
Levski Sofia Levski Sofia 2004
Departure(s)
Levski Sofia Levski Sofia 2003
Samsunspor Samsunspor 2004
Numbers 26
Selections
Bulgarie A
Career
Plovdiv Plovdiv
Levski Sofia Levski Sofia
Rennes Rennes
Levski Sofia Levski Sofia
Samsunspor Samsunspor
Gazisehir Gazisehir
Levski Sofia Levski Sofia
Rijeka Rijeka
Levski Sofia Levski Sofia
In 2002, there was a change in management at Stade Rennais FC, and Dréossi took over as General Manager. As part of a quartet of new international signings, Georgi Ivanov joined along with Cech, Loeschbor and Fleurquin. The Bulgarian international striker arrived with a flattering CV, twice voted best player in the Bulgarian championship, top scorer in the league, three times Bulgarian champion and three domestic cup titles. He seemed to be just the centre-forward that Rennes needed after the departure of Nonda in 2000. He was given 5 starts in the first 10 games, but failed to score a single goal, and didn’t have much in the way of goalscoring opportunities. With Manager Bergeroo sacked in October, the player nicknamed “Gonzo” didn’t have any more credibility with new boss Halilhodzic, who only gave his three starts before Christmas. Returned to sender, on loan, to Levski Sofia in January 2003, Ivanov struggled to get his career back on track. In the same transfer window, Frei arrived in Brittany to replace him.