Bozhidar Kraev

Bozhidar Kraev




Country: Bulgaria

Date of birth: 23/06/1997 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Vratsa (Bulgaria)

Height: —

Youth career: Botev Vratsa, Vilafranca, Chavdar Etropole, Botev Vratsa, Levski Sofia (since 2013)

Current club: Levski Sofia

Squad number: 12

Current national team: Bulgaria U-19

Position: attacking midfielder, winger

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by 50,000 €

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Similar type of player: Isco



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Style of play:

– trequartista

– likes to dribble

– often uses his creativity to set up goals for other players

– player is very good in combination play

– plays well under pressure

– likes to roam around in the space between the opposition’s midfield and defence

– likes to be given a free role

– likes to play through balls


He is best suited to playing as:

Attacking midfielder in 4-2-3-1.







League summary:

Bulgarian A Group 2014/2015 (ongoing): 4 matches/0 goals (Levski Sofia)



Bozhidar Kraev began playing football at his hometown club Botev Vratsa at the age of six, before joining Chavdar Etropole. He passed a 1-year trial at FC Barcelona as part of a Gillette programme that was initiated by Bulgarian football legend – Hristo Stoichkov. In 2013, at the age of 16, Kraev joined Levski Sofia’s academy. He made his first team debut in a 1–1 league draw against Lokomotiv Plovdiv on 19 July 2014, coming on as a second-half substitute. On 23 September 2014, Kraev scored his first goals for Levski, scoring a hat-trick in a 7–1 away win over Spartak Varna in the Bulgarian Cup. In 2014, he was picked for the “TOP 40 young talent in world football – born in 1997” by The Guardian.



“Another who was also nearly snapped up by Barca, Kraev looks set to make a big name for himself in Bulgaria over the coming 12 months.”



Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.





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