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Nikola Spasov
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Full name Nikola Asenov Spasov
Date of birth (1958-12-15)15 December 1958
Place of birth Sofia, Bulgaria
Date of death 23 November 2020(2020-11-23) (aged 61)
Place of death Montana, Bulgaria
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1981 Lokomotiv Sofia 53 (0)
1981–1983 Dunav Ruse 67 (30)
1983–1986 Cherno More 86 (46)
1986 Levski Sofia 0 (0)
1986 Spartak Varna 12 (9)
1986–1988 Farense 28 (5)
1988–1989 Salgueiros 30 (18)
1989–1990 Paços Ferreira 33 (34)
1990–1991 Beira-Mar 15 (6)
1991–1992 Paços Ferreira 22 (10)
1992–1993 Rio Ave 31 (12)
1993–1994 Cherno More 12 (4)
Total 389 (174)
Teams managed
1998–1999 Verín
1999–2002 Imortal
2004 Cherno More (assistant)
2004–2005 Marek Dupnitsa (assistant)
2005 Bregalnica Štip
2006–2007 Cherno More (assistant)
2007–2009 Cherno More
2011 Bregalnica Štip
2011 Svetkavitsa
2012 Spartak Varna
2012 Bregalnica Štip
2013–2014 Kaliakra Kavarna
2014–2016 Cherno More
2016–2017 Tsarsko Selo
2018 Kyzylzhar
2018–2020 Tsarsko Selo
2020 Montana
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Nikola Spasov (Bulgarian: Никола Спасов; 15 December 1958 – 23 November 2020) was a Bulgarian professional footballer and coach.

Spasov played for PFC Lokomotiv Sofia, FC Dunav Ruse, PFC Cherno More Varna and PFC Spartak Varna in his country.

Spasov moved to Portugal in December 1986, and remained in the nation for the following seven years, representing five teams. In the 1989–90 campaign he scored a career-best 34 goals for F.C. Paços de Ferreira.

In June 1994, after one season in his homeland with former team Cherno More, Spasov retired from football at nearly 36 years of age.

Spasov died on 23 November 2020 in Montana, Bulgaria from COVID-19 at the age of 61.

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