Kiril Despodov

Kiril Despodov




Full name in native alphabet: Кирил Василев Десподов

Country: Bulgaria

Date of birth: 11/11/1996 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Kresna (Bulgaria)

Height: 179cm

Youth career: Pirin 2001, Litex Lovech (since 2008)

Current club: Litex Lovech

Squad number: 99

Current national team: Bulgaria U-21

Position: winger, second striker, striker

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by 250.000 € 

Tournaments participated in: 2014 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification elite round (3/0), 2014 UEFA European Under-19 Championship (3/0), 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification elite round (3/2), UEFA Youth League 2015/2016 (2/1)

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: CSKA-AS-23 Ltd.

Similar type of player: combined playing styles of Diego Costa & Edinson Cavani



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Style of play:

– powerful striker

– versatile forward who is capable of playing anywhere along the front line

– fast, powerful, physically strong player

– likes to dribble

– likes to cut inside

– one-on-one situation specialist

– selfish in the final third

– likes to play a direct style by running straight at defenders with pace

– likes to run onto through balls from midfield

– tendency to drift onto the wings

– known his explosive style and energy on the pitch

– counter attack threat

– all-action and energetic

– determined and hardworking


He is best suited to playing as:

Striker in 4-4-2.

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League summary:

A Group 2011/2012: 1 match/0 goals (Litex)

A Group 2012/2013: 8 matches/0 goals (Litex)

A Group 2013/2014: 6 matches/2 goals (Litex)

A Group 2014/2015: 18 matches/2 goals (Litex)

A Group 2015/2016 (ongoing): 1 match/0 goals (Litex)



Kiril Despodov joined Litex Lovech’s youth academy in 2008 from a small team Pirin 2001. He’s currently considered to be one of the biggest prospect in Bulgaria. He made his first team debut under Hristo Stoichkov’s management, aged just 15 years and 183 days, in a 5–0 league win over Kaliakra Kavarna on 12 May 2012, coming on as a substitute for Svetoslav Todorov. He scored his first goal on 10 August 2013, netting the fifth in a 5–1 away league win over Pirin Gotse Delchev. On 7 February he Despodov made his first appearance for Bulgaria national team, in a goalless draw against Romania in a non-official friendly match, coming on as a late substitute for Stanislav Manolev. Currently, he is one of the youngest members of Bulgaria’s Under-21 squad.




Football Talent Scout potential rating:

6/10   BallBallBallBallBallBall

Capable to mark his name in Europe with a bit of luck and hard work.





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