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Illian Kiriakov Squad Index
Information:
1996-97 Squad Number:
10
Position:
Central Midfield
Date of Birth:
04th August 1967
Birthplace:
Pavlikeni, Bulgaria
Nationality:
Bulgarian
Height:
5' 5
Weight:
11st 6lbs
Signed:
14/06/96
Career History:
NOTE: Player Career history has been temporarily removed for data cleanse.
 
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.

Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
20/07/1996
Glentoran 1-4 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,000 28 Start
26/07/1996
Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,000 28 Start
03/08/1996
Aberdeen 1-3 Everton
Testimonial 9,500 28 Start
06/08/1996
Zalgiris Vilnius 1-4 Aberdeen
UEFA Cup PR2 1L 1,800 29 Start
10/08/1996
Aberdeen 2-2 Celtic
Premier Division 18,595 29 Start
13/08/1996
Queens Park 0-2 Aberdeen
League Cup R2 2,021 29 Start
17/08/1996
Motherwell 2-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,206 29 Start
20/08/1996
Aberdeen 1-3 Zalgiris Vilnius
UEFA Cup PR2 2L 8,722 29 Start
25/08/1996
Aberdeen 4-0 Heart of Midlothian
Premier Division 13,600 29 Start
03/09/1996
Morton 3-7 Aberdeen
League Cup R3 6,000 29 Start
07/09/1996
Raith Rovers 1-4 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,055 29 Start
10/09/1996
Aberdeen 3-1 Barry Town
UEFA Cup R1 1L 13,400 29 Start
14/09/1996
Aberdeen 3-0 Kilmarnock
Premier Division 12,000 29 Start
17/09/1996
Dundee 2-1 Aberdeen
League Cup QF 8,760 29 Start
21/09/1996
Aberdeen 0-2 Hibernian
Premier Division 12,500 29 Start
24/09/1996
Barry Town 3-3 Aberdeen
UEFA Cup R1 2L 6,500 29 Start
28/09/1996
Dundee United 1-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 10,359 29 Start
12/10/1996
Aberdeen 3-0 Dunfermline Athletic
Premier Division 10,500 29 Start
15/10/1996
Aberdeen 0-2 Brondby
UEFA Cup R2 1L 14,159 29 Start
19/10/1996
Rangers 2-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 50,076 29 Start
26/10/1996
Aberdeen 1-0 Raith Rovers
Premier Division 11,200 29 Start
29/10/1996
Brondby 0-0 Aberdeen
UEFA Cup R2 2L 12,005 29 Start
02/11/1996
Celtic 1-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 50,136 29 Start
16/11/1996
Aberdeen 3-3 Dundee United
Premier Division 13,800 29 Start
23/11/1996
Hibernian 0-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 11,522 29 Start
01/12/1996
Aberdeen 0-3 Rangers
Premier Division 21,500 29 Start
07/12/1996
Dunfermline Athletic 2-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,465 29 Start
11/12/1996
Heart of Midlothian 1-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 11,477 29 Start
14/12/1996
Aberdeen 0-0 Motherwell
Premier Division 10,000 29 Start
21/12/1996
Kilmarnock 3-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,114 29 Start
26/12/1996
Aberdeen 1-2 Celtic
Premier Division 17,000 29 Start
28/12/1996
Aberdeen 1-1 Hibernian
Premier Division 10,000 29 Start
01/01/1997
Dundee United 4-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 9,736 29 Start
04/01/1997
Aberdeen 0-2 Dunfermline Athletic
Premier Division 9,500 29 Start
12/01/1997
Rangers 4-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 47,509 29 Start
18/01/1997
Raith Rovers 2-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 3,950 29 Start
23/01/1997
Hibernian 2-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 9,588 29 Start
28/01/1997
Aberdeen 0-0 Hibernian
Scottish Cup R3 REP 15,464 29 Start
08/02/1997
Motherwell 2-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,555 29 Start
10/02/1997
Aberdeen 0-0 Heart of Midlothian
Premier Division 9,000 29 Sub
23/02/1997
Dunfermline Athletic 3-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,536 29 Start
09/11/1997
Dundee United 5-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 7,893 30 Start
15/11/1997
Aberdeen 1-1 Rangers
Premier Division 18,205 30 Start
22/11/1997
Dunfermline Athletic 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,738 30 Start
09/12/1997
Aberdeen 0-2 Celtic
Premier Division 16,981 30 Start
20/12/1997
Kilmarnock 1-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 8,452 30 Start
27/12/1997
Aberdeen 3-0 Motherwell
Premier Division 13,038 30 Start
03/01/1998
Aberdeen 1-0 Dundee United
Premier Division 17,025 30 Start
10/01/1998
Rangers 2-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 49,542 30 Start
24/01/1998
Dundee United 1-0 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 11,488 30 Start
02/02/1998
Celtic 3-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 46,606 30 Start
07/02/1998
Aberdeen 3-0 Hibernian
Premier Division 12,043 30 Start
21/02/1998
St. Johnstone 0-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,570 30 Start
25/02/1998
Heart of Midlothian 3-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 17,600 30 Start
28/02/1998
Aberdeen 0-0 Kilmarnock
Premier Division 10,423 30 Start
04/04/1998
Aberdeen 0-1 St. Johnstone
Premier Division 9,022 30 Start
11/04/1998
Dundee United 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 9,155 30 Start
11/07/1998
Deveronvale 0-7 Aberdeen
Friendly F 30 Start
14/07/1998
Aberdeen 3-0 Peterhead
Friendly 30 Start
18/07/1998
Ross County 0-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 30 Start
22/07/1998
Inverness CT 2-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 30 Start
24/07/1998
Bury 0-1 Aberdeen
Friendly 30 Start
01/08/1998
Dundee 0-2 Aberdeen
SPL 7,811 30 Start
08/08/1998
Inverness CT 0-3 Aberdeen
League Cup R2 5,164 31 Start
16/08/1998
Aberdeen 3-2 Celtic
SPL 16,640 31 Start
19/08/1998
Hibernian 1-0 Aberdeen
League Cup R3 8,029 31 Start
22/08/1998
Heart of Midlothian 2-0 Aberdeen
SPL 14,592 31 Sub
29/08/1998
Dunfermline Athletic 1-1 Aberdeen
SPL 6,463 31 Sub
12/09/1998
Aberdeen 1-1 Motherwell
SPL 11,760 31 Sub
19/09/1998
St. Johnstone 2-0 Aberdeen
SPL 5,814 31 Start
23/09/1998
Aberdeen 1-1 Rangers
SPL 17,862 31 Sub
17/10/1998
Aberdeen 2-2 Dundee
SPL 10,004 31 Start
24/10/1998
Celtic 2-0 Aberdeen
SPL 60,081 31 Sub
31/10/1998
Motherwell 2-2 Aberdeen
SPL 8,146 31 Start
07/11/1998
Aberdeen 2-1 Dunfermline Athletic
SPL 10,293 31 Start
14/11/1998
Rangers 2-1 Aberdeen
SPL 49,479 31 Start
21/11/1998
Aberdeen 0-1 St. Johnstone
SPL 10,044 31 Start
28/11/1998
Aberdeen 0-3 Dundee United
SPL 11,964 31 Start
05/12/1998
Kilmarnock 4-0 Aberdeen
SPL 9,785 31 Start
12/12/1998
Aberdeen 2-0 Heart of Midlothian
SPL 11,137 31 Start
19/12/1998
Dundee 1-2 Aberdeen
SPL 6,340 31 Start
26/12/1998
Dunfermline Athletic 1-2 Aberdeen
SPL 7,873 31 Start
29/12/1998
Aberdeen 1-1 Motherwell
SPL 15,269 31 Start
02/01/1999
St. Johnstone 4-1 Aberdeen
SPL 8,971 31 Start
18/01/1999
Aberdeen 1-1 Manchester United
Testimonial 22,000 31 Start
23/01/1999
Aberdeen 0-1 Livingston
Scottish Cup R3 10,311 31 Start
30/01/1999
Aberdeen 2-4 Rangers
SPL 19,537 31 Start
06/02/1999
Aberdeen 2-1 Kilmarnock
SPL 9,299 31 Start
20/02/1999
Dundee United 3-0 Aberdeen
SPL 8,309 31 Start
13/07/1999
Montrose 0-4 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,300 31 Start
17/07/1999
Peine Dist. Select 0-7 Aberdeen
Friendly 31 Start
21/07/1999
Celle XI 0-3 Aberdeen
Friendly 2,000 31 Start
01/08/1999
Aberdeen 0-5 Celtic
SPL 16,080 31 Sub
07/08/1999
Kilmarnock 2-0 Aberdeen
SPL 8,738 32 Start
14/08/1999
Aberdeen 0-2 Dundee
SPL 8,174 32 Start
17/08/1999
Aberdeen 1-0 Livingston
League Cup R2 6,756 32 Sub
22/08/1999
Heart of Midlothian 3-0 Aberdeen
SPL 12,803 32 Sub
06/10/1999
Cove Rangers 1-8 Aberdeen
Testimonial 32 Sub
20/10/1999
Motherwell 5-6 Aberdeen
SPL 5,009 32 Start
23/10/1999
Aberdeen 2-2 Kilmarnock
SPL 10,317 32 Start
30/10/1999
Aberdeen 1-5 Rangers
SPL 16,846 32 Start
06/11/1999
Dundee United 3-1 Aberdeen
SPL 8,170 32 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
3
0
0
Totals:
65
8
1
5
1
0
4
0
0
6
0
0
80
9
1
12
1
2
Total Appearances/Goals: 89 1