Alex Petkov

39. Alex Petkov

  • App: 1
  • Goals: 0
  • Squad Number:39
  • Position:Defender
  • Nationality:Bulgaria
  • Date Of Birth:25th July 1999
  • Signed On:1st June 2016
  • Hearts Debut:22nd July 2017

Sofia-born Alex has made one top-team appearance and most recently featured on the bench against Aberdeen and Celtic in May 2019.

Alex began at Cherno More Varna before his move to Scotland, where he attended nearby Tynecastle High School. He made his Hearts debut in the 17-18 Betfred Cup game against East Fife at Tynecastle.

In the 17-18 season, he made six appearances on loan at Berwick Rangers.

In 2016, the central defender - who can also play in midfield - was called up to the Bulgarian under-19s.

His father, Milen, was a Bulgarian international, racking up 37 caps for the Lions.

Alex signed a contract extension in April 2019, keeping him at the club until 2020. As well as a new contract, he was rewarded with a spot on the bench for the final two games of the season and a spot in the 2019 Scottish Cup Final squad.

He was called up the Bulgaria under-21 squad after winning the Reserve Team Player of the Year award in May 2019, and will link up with his national side for a training camp in Sofia before taking part in a friendly tournament in Ukraine.

At the start of the 19-20 season, Alex headed out to Clyde on a six-month loan deal.

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