Our Bulgarian midfielder spoke to our website for one last time today. Ivelin has been a part of our team since 2015, featuring 97 times and scoring 9 goals in the process.
— I want to thank everyone at Spartak, everyone I’ve spent the last three unforgettable years with: the Club’s president Leonid Fedun, vice-president Nail Izmailov, Sporting Director Sergei Rodionov, my teammates, Club employees, head coaches Dmitri Alenichev, Massimo Carrera and Oleg Kononov and of course our brilliant fans.
The head coach and Club management have already thanked me and wished me all the best.
We go our ways as friends and I will have the most heartwarming memories about the years I’ve spent here. Spartak will forever remain as part of me.
I’m happy that I had been a part of Spartak’s history together with you. Our title win is the brightest bit, one everyone’s been waiting for for so long!
I have also been a part of lots of memorable games, played in the Champions and the Europa League. I will always remember my goal against Zenit or the two assists against CSKA during the title-winning season. As much as the home draw against Liverpool or the win over Sevilla.
I want to say I have always given everything on the pitch during those years and I know the fans know it too! Thank you for backing me!
I wish everyone connected to the Club the best of luck. The team has everything to fight for top honours and win trophies: a Russian backbone of experienced players, talented foreign footballers, promising youngsters.
Players come and go, but the Club will forever remain!