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Tzanko Tzvetanov Squad Index
Information:
1996-97 Squad Number:
3
Position:
Defender
Date of Birth:
06th January 1970
Birthplace:
Bulgaria
Nationality:
Bulgarian
Height:
5' 9
Weight:
79.7kg
Career History:
Akademik Svishtov 1980-1988
Etar Veliko Tarnovo 1988-1993
Levski Sofia 1993-1995
Waldhof Mannheim 1995-1996
Aberdeen 1996-1998
Energie Cottbus 1998-2001
levski Sofia 2001-2002
Etar 1924 2002-2003
Levski Sofia assistant manager 2004-2007
litex Lovech assistant manager 2008-2009
Bulgaria assistant manager 2009-2010
Anorthosis assistant manager 2011-2012
Etar 1924 manager 2012
Botev Plovdiv assistant manager 2013-2014
Astana assistant manager 2014-
 
Profile:
Full name: Tsanko Nikolaev Tsvetanov

Signed by Roy Aitken for about 500,000. Popular speculation was that his main purpose was to provide company for Ilian Kiriakov, but in his first Pittodrie season he did quite well. Transferred to Germany in 1998 at a substantial transfer loss to the club.

Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
10/08/1996
Aberdeen 2-2 Celtic
Premier Division 18,595 26 Start
13/08/1996
Queens Park 0-2 Aberdeen
League Cup R2 2,021 26 Start
17/08/1996
Motherwell 2-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,206 26 Start
25/08/1996
Aberdeen 4-0 Heart of Midlothian
Premier Division 13,600 26 Start
03/09/1996
Morton 3-7 Aberdeen
League Cup R3 6,000 26 Start
07/09/1996
Raith Rovers 1-4 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,055 26 Start
10/09/1996
Aberdeen 3-1 Barry Town
UEFA Cup R1 1L 13,400 26 Start
14/09/1996
Aberdeen 3-0 Kilmarnock
Premier Division 12,000 26 Start
17/09/1996
Dundee 2-1 Aberdeen
League Cup QF 8,760 26 Start
21/09/1996
Aberdeen 0-2 Hibernian
Premier Division 12,500 26 Start
24/09/1996
Barry Town 3-3 Aberdeen
UEFA Cup R1 2L 6,500 26 Start
28/09/1996
Dundee United 1-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 10,359 26 Start
12/10/1996
Aberdeen 3-0 Dunfermline Athletic
Premier Division 10,500 26 Start
15/10/1996
Aberdeen 0-2 Brondby
UEFA Cup R2 1L 14,159 26 Start
19/10/1996
Rangers 2-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 50,076 26 Start
26/10/1996
Aberdeen 1-0 Raith Rovers
Premier Division 11,200 26 Start
29/10/1996
Brondby 0-0 Aberdeen
UEFA Cup R2 2L 12,005 26 Start
02/11/1996
Celtic 1-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 50,136 26 Start
16/11/1996
Aberdeen 3-3 Dundee United
Premier Division 13,800 26 Start
23/11/1996
Hibernian 0-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 11,522 26 Start
01/12/1996
Aberdeen 0-3 Rangers
Premier Division 21,500 26 Start
07/12/1996
Dunfermline Athletic 2-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,465 26 Start
21/12/1996
Kilmarnock 3-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,114 26 Start
26/12/1996
Aberdeen 1-2 Celtic
Premier Division 17,000 26 Start
28/12/1996
Aberdeen 1-1 Hibernian
Premier Division 10,000 26 Start
01/01/1997
Dundee United 4-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 9,736 26 Start
04/01/1997
Aberdeen 0-2 Dunfermline Athletic
Premier Division 9,500 26 Start
12/01/1997
Rangers 4-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 47,509 27 Start
08/02/1997
Motherwell 2-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,555 27 Start
26/03/1997
Aberdeen 1-2 Wimbledon
Testimonial 8,716 27 Start
30/03/1997
Huntly 0-5 Aberdeen
Testimonial 750 27 Start
05/04/1997
Aberdeen 0-0 Motherwell
Premier Division 9,000 27 Start
12/04/1997
Heart of Midlothian 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 11,186 27 Start
20/04/1997
Celtic 3-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 47,295 27 Start
03/05/1997
Aberdeen 2-0 Raith Rovers
Premier Division 10,763 27 Start
10/05/1997
Kilmarnock 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 10,027 27 Start
21/07/1997
Hull City 2-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 6,034 27 Start
26/07/1997
Rotherham 2-1 Aberdeen
Friendly 27 Start
02/08/1997
Aberdeen 0-0 Kilmarnock
Premier Division 12,500 27 Start
09/08/1997
Dumbarton 1-5 Aberdeen
League Cup R2 1,739 27 Start
16/08/1997
Heart of Midlothian 4-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 12,000 27 Start
19/08/1997
Dundee 0-3 Aberdeen
League Cup R3 7,457 27 Start
23/08/1997
Aberdeen 1-3 Motherwell
Premier Division 11,522 27 Start
30/08/1997
Aberdeen 1-1 Dundee United
Premier Division 12,060 27 Start
10/09/1997
Stirling Albion 0-2 Aberdeen
League Cup QF 3,800 27 Start
13/09/1997
Rangers 3-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 50,030 27 Start
20/09/1997
Celtic 2-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 49,017 27 Start
27/09/1997
Aberdeen 1-2 Dunfermline Athletic
Premier Division 9,000 27 Start
04/10/1997
St. Johnstone 1-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,290 27 Start
15/10/1997
Aberdeen 1-3 Dundee United
League Cup SF 10,456 27 Start
18/10/1997
Aberdeen 2-0 Hibernian
Premier Division 11,708 27 Start
25/10/1997
Motherwell 1-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,065 27 Start
15/11/1997
Aberdeen 1-1 Rangers
Premier Division 18,205 27 Sub
04/04/1998
Aberdeen 0-1 St. Johnstone
Premier Division 9,022 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
1997-98
11
1
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
15
1
0
2
0
0
1996-97
27
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
34
0
0
2
0
0
Totals:
38
1
0
7
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
49
1
0
4
0
0
Total Appearances/Goals: 50 0