Player #863

Appearances:

20

Starts:

8

Goals:

0

Seasons:

3

Aleksandar Tonev
Aleksandar Tonev

Source: Football card #30 Aleksandar Tonev issued by Topps under the Match Attax 2013-14 series, 2013.

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Aleksandar Tonev
Aleksandar Tonev

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Aleksandar Tonev

Position

Winger

From

2013-14

To

2015-16

IMAGE CREDIT

Aleksandar Tonev

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

23
24
24

Division

PL
PL
PL

Appearances

20
20
0
0

Starts

8
8
0
0

Substitute

12
12
0
0

Unused

13
13
0
0

Goals

0
0
0
0

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

FULL SEASON BREAKDOWN

Aleksandar Tonev

Birth Date

Saturday, 3 February 1990

Birth Place

Elin Pelin

Birth Country

Bulgaria

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Lech Poznań

From

For

£2,880,000

On

Monday, 1 July 2013

Previous Clubs

2008-11 PFC CSKA Sofia |
2011-13 Lech Poznań |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Frosinone Calcio

For

Free

On

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Subsequent Clubs

2014-15 Glasgow Celtic (L) |
2015-16 Frosinone Calcio |
2016-19 FC Crotone |
2019-20 PFC Botev Plovdiv |

Aleksandar Tonev
Aleksandar Tonev

Source: Football card #30 Aleksandar Tonev issued by Topps under the Match Attax 2013-14 series, 2013.

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Aleksandar Tonev
Aleksandar Tonev

Source: Football card #30 Aleksandar Tonev issued by Topps under the Match Attax 2013-14 series, 2013.

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

2013-15 Aston Villa, £2,88m, 8 (12) | 0 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Paul Lambert |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Debut Appearance

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Chelsea (a), Premier League

DEBUT

First Goal

Did not score

Final Appearance

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Fulham (h), Premier League

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

(5 ft 10 in) 1.78 m

Foot

Both

International Team

Bulgaria

Aleksandar Tonev

Player #863 for Aston Villa, Aleksandar Tonev played as a winger for the club in Villa’s 2013-14 Premier League season making 20 appearances.

Tonev was born in Elin Pelin, Bulgaria on 3 February 1990

Paul Lambert had signed Tonev from Lech Poznań for £2,880,000 in July 2013 and like so many signings under Lambert’s bewildering regime, Tonev was out of his depth with Villa. Where did Paul Lambert find them? Allegedly Tonev was recommended by Villa legend Stiliyan Petrov but that’s where the similarities ended. 8 starts, 12 substitute appearances, no goals, no assists, a loan to Glasgow Celtic, and a ban for “using abusive language of a racist nature”.

Despite his apparent failings, Lambert named Tonev in 33 of Villa’s 41 squads in 2013-14 and whilst he was largely used as a substitute late on in games his 8 starts and appearances on the bench at half time, 66’ and 67’ gave him ample opportunity to add some spark to games however he conspicuously failed to do so and made his final appearance in Villa’s 1-2 defeat to Fulham on Saturday, 5 April 2014.

Tonev would be sent out on loan to Glasgow Celtic for the 2014-15 campaign before moving on to Frosinone Calcio in August 2015 on a free transfer aged 25.

Tonev had played under Paul Lambert.