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Biography As a player Dimitrovgrad Beroe CSKA Belenenses Vitoria Estoril Bulgaria national team As a coach Olhanense CSKA Belenenses CSKA Bulgaria Under 21 Bulgaria national team CSKA Litex Kastoria Kalithea Veria CSKA Al Ahly Jeddah Al Ettifaq ENPPI CSKA CSKA Career as player Successes CV

„I met two great personalities in Vitoria – the president Fernando Oliveyra and Jose Mourinho who was making his first steps in coaching in the youth team – tells Mladenov – he fulfilled his dream to gather great players at one place. Manuel Fernandes was our coach, who had scored against CSKA with Sporting. Along with me in the team arrived the Belenenses goalkeeper Jorje Martins, players such as the Nigerian national players – Rashidi Yekini and Emanuel Amunike, Jem Pacheo, Nunes, Demantino  .”
In his first year in Vittoria Mladenov is one of the top scorers with 18 goals, just 8 less than the Swedish top scorer from Benfica – Magnuson.

„I had two happy years in Setubal – continues Stoycho – I learnt a lot from my stay. I managed to win against Benfica in the championship and in the cup at the time when  Sven Goran Eriksson managed the Lisbon team. I have two very interesting matches. The first one is against Benfica where the Brazilian national team defenders Aldair and Moser played. We beat them 2:1 and I scored twice. At the other day the “A Bola” newspaper made a funny picture. I was St. George and I was spiking the fallen Eriksson. An optical shop had announced a prize for this match – golden glasses ‘Ferrari”. I won them, but, unfortunately, I was robbed later. My other memorable match is against Sporting. I had just recovered from a abductors injury, and as a whole I almost had had no injuries in my career. Krasimir Balakov played for Sporting.  The coach asked me to be in the group and to take part if needed.  The result was 2:1 for Sporting when the referee gave a penalty for us.  I had not even started stretching myself, when the coach chose me to kick it. I went into play and scored for 2:2. That was how the match ended. Definitely, my Portuguese stay is one of the best years in my life.”

At the end of the two-year contract of Mladenov, the president of Vitoria is changed. He loses the elections and almost all the players, Mladenov as well, leave the team in solidarity with him. And he made his next and last step in his football career – Estoril.