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Illian Kiriakov Squad Index
Information:
1996-97 Squad Number:
10
Position:
Midfielder
Date of Birth:
04th August 1967
Birthplace:
Pavlikeni, Bulgaria
Nationality:
Bulgarian
Height:
5' 5
Weight:
11st 6
Signed:
14/06/96
Career History:
Etar Veliko Tarnovo 1984-1991
Deportivo La Coruņa 1991-1993
Merida 1993-1994
CSKA Sofia 1994
Etar Veliko Tarnovo 1995
Anorthosis 1995-1996
Aberdeen 1996-2000
Airdrieonians 2000
Raith Rovers 2001
Akademik Svishtov 2001-2002
Etar 1924 2002-2003
Chumerna Elena 2004
CSKA Lesicheri 2004-2005
Rositsa Polikraishte 2005-2006
Yantra 2002 2006-2007. Retired.
 
Profile:
Bulgarian internationalist Kiriakov was signed for the Dons by Roy Aitken and featured through most of season 1996-1997, but thereafter gradually faded out of the picture as he failed to live up to expectations. Left the club in 2000.
Illian Kiriakov - Season 1996-97

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
20/07/1996
Glentoran 1-4 Aberdeen
Friendly The Oval, Belfast 1,000 28 Start

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
1999-00
6
2
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
3
0
3
1
2
1998-99
18
5
0
2
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
21
5
0
6
0
0
1997-98
15
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
16
0
0
0
0
0
1996-97
26
1
1
3
0
0
2
0
0
6
0
0
37
1
1
2
0
0
Totals:
65
8
1
5
1
0
4
0
0
6
0
0
80
9
1
11
1
2
Total Appearances/Goals: 89 1