Name: Nikola Surname: Kolev Date of birth: 06/06/1995 Place of birth: Targovoshte, Bulgary Nationality: Bulgary Height: 173cm Weight: 70kg Best foot: Right 1° position: Box to box 2° position: Defensive midfielder Club: CSKA Sofia (On loan to FK Etar) Contract: Transfer fee request:
Nikola Kolev is a box to box midfielder, able in the defensive play as well as in the offensive. He has tackling ability, aggression, run and speed and progression with the ball. He has also a great shooting ability. He started his career with FC Vilafranca in Spain, where he played for one season before to move in 2009 to Litex Lovec in Bulgaria. During 2012 he played two games with Bulgaria U17, one of those against Germany and the other against Turkey. He made his debut with Litex Lovec in Bulgarian Premier League, when he was just 16 years old, in the game against Levski Sofia. In one month he played other 6 games as second hald sub for a total of 139 minutes. In the season after, when he was 17 he just played one game as starter, playing against Botev Bratsa, in that game he served one assist. During the season 2013/14, at the age of 18 he played 6 games scoring his first goal with Litex Lovec. In the summer of that season he played the European Championship U19 with his national team. The team after having impressed in the draw during the qualification game against Italy (1:1), losed all the games of the group stage of the championship, playing against Germany, Ucraina and Serbia. Kolev was a regular starter of that team. The 2014/15 is the season where he started to become an important member of the team Litex Lovec; he played 24 games, included two apparences in Europe League qualifications games. The season after he played 22 games, again playing two games of Europe League qualification. During that season he played regularly for Bulgaria U21. In the July of 2016 he was bought by Bulgarian giant CSKA Sofia where in the first season, at the age of 21 he played only 9 games. The year after he was loaned to FK Etar, where he played 24 games in Bulgarian Premier League helping the team in avoid the relegation. In this actual season (2018/19) he is playing on loan as regular starter with FK Etar, having played 14 of the first 17 games.