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Ilian Kiriakov
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Full name Ilian Ivanov Kiriakov
Date of birth August 4, 1967 (1967-08-04) (age 42)
Place of birth Lesicheri, Bulgaria
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Full back (retired)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1991 Etar 168 (15)
1991–1993 La Coruña 039 0(3)
1993–1994 Mérida 018 0(1)
1994–1995 CSKA Sofia 018 0(0)
1995–1996 Anorthosis 019 0(8)
1996–2000 Aberdeen 076 0(1)
2000 Airdrieonians 006 0(0)
2001 Raith Rovers 017 0(1)
2001 Akademik Svishtov 012 0(0)
2002–2003 Etar 028 0(5)
Total 401 (34)
National team
1988–1996 Bulgaria 053 0(5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ilian Ivanov Kiriakov (or Kiryakov) (Bulgarian: Илиян Киряков) (born 4 August 1967) is a former Bulgarian football player. He was part of the Bulgaria national football team that reached the semi-finals of the 1994 World Cup and also played at Euro 96.

During his career he played for FC Etar Veliko Tarnovo, CSKA Sofia, Raith Rovers, Deportivo de La Coruña, Aberdeen F.C. and Anorthosis Famagusta. He played 53 times for Bulgaria and scored 5 goals.

Kiriakov was noted for his short height, which was compensated for by his energy and prowess. He usually played as a left midfielder or defender.

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