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Yordan Yurukov

Yordan Ivanov Yurukov (born 2 October 1983) is a Bulgarian football (soccer), who currently plays for PFC Slavia Sofia as a midfielder.

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Yordan Yurukov biography

Yordan Ivanov Yurukov (born 2 October 1983) is a Bulgarian football (soccer), who currently plays for PFC Slavia Sofia as a midfielder.


Pirin & CSKA

Born in Razlog, Yurukov started Yordan Yurukov professional career at FC Pirin Blagoevgrad PFC Pirin Blagoevgrad (1931). On 13 November 2004, Yordan Yurukov scored three goals against Dorostol Silistra in a match from B PFG.

In January 2005, Dancho signed with CSKA Sofia. On August 23, 2005, Yordan Yurukov assisted Valentin Iliev who headed in a goal to secure a prestigious 1:0 away win for CSKA Sofia against Liverpool FC in a Champions League qualifying match. Whilst at the club, Yordan Yurukov team became the champion of the Bulgarian A Professional Football Group in the 2005 and 2008 seasons. With CSKA Yordan Yurukov won the Bulgarian Cup in 2006.

Cherno More

In June 2008, Yurukov was transferred to Cherno More Varna. Yordan Yurukov has been given the №77 shirt.

Yurukov made Yordan Yurukov official debut for the Sailors in the match against UE Sant Julià in the UEFA Cup on July 17, 2008. The result of the match was a 4:0 win for Cherno More. On July 31, 2008 Yordan Yurukov scored Yordan Yurukov first goals for Cherno More in the second leg against UE Sant Julià on Estadi Comunal d'Aixovall in Aixovall. The two goals were scored in the 22nd and 39th minute. The result of the match was a 5:0 win for Cherno More. On October 2, 2008, on Yordan Yurukov birthday, Dancho scored the opening goal in the UEFA Cup match against the Germany powerhouse VfB Stuttgart, but the match ended in a 2:2 draw and the sailors were eliminated after an aggregate score of 3:4. On October 20, 2008 Yordan scored two goals against PFC Lokomotiv Mezdra in a match from the Bulgarian A PFG. On May 16, 2009, Yurukov scored the winning goal for Cherno More to help the team from Varna secure a 1:0 win against Yordan Yurukov former club CSKA Sofia. In Yordan Yurukov first season in Cherno More Varna, Yurukov earned 29 appearances the A PFG and scored eleven goals. In the Bulgarian Cup, Yordan Yurukov played one match, and in the UEFA Cup, Yordan Yurukov played 6 matches and scored three goals.

In the first round of the A PFG 2009-10 season Yurukov received a heavy injury in the match against PFC Chernomorets Burgas. Yordan Yurukov was diagnosed with damaged torn knee ligaments and because of that Yordan Yurukov missed the first part of the season. On March 28, 2010, Yordan Yurukov played Yordan Yurukov first game after returning from the long-term injury in the 0:1 away loss to PFC Minyor Pernik.

On October 23, 2010, Yurukov made Yordan Yurukov 50th appearance for the team in A PFG in a 0–4 loss against PFC Montana.

Club statistics

As of 23 June 2011

International career

Yurukov has been capped for the Bulgaria national under-21 football team.


- Bulgarian A Professional Football Group Champions - 2 times 2005, 2008 (with CSKA Sofia)
- Bulgarian Cup 2006 (with CSKA Sofia)


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