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Kishishev: Radostin Prodanov (Radostin)

2007-2007 & 2007-2008 (Leeds Player Details) (Player Details)

Right Back/Midfield

Born: Burgas, Bulgaria: 30-07-1974

Debut: v Sheffield Wednesday (h): 03-03-2007

511 12st 8lb (2007)

Kisheshev started his football career in his home town with Chernomorets Burgas in 1991 and scored four times in fifty-two appearances before moving to another hometown club in Neftochimik Burgas. There he scored six goals in seventy-five appearances before moving to Turkish club Bursaspor two years later. He scored three times in twenty games for thembut only stayed six months before returning to his native Bulgaria in January 1998 to join Litex Lovetch. He scored four goals in forty-five appearances before he recommenced his travels when signing for Charlton Athletic on 14th August 2000 for 300,000. He joined Charlton as a full-back, but then-manager Alan Curbishley moved him into midfield after concerns about his defensive abilities. He has much experience playing at the top level, but occasional lapses in concentration have sometimes resulted in his team conceding goals. Kishishev was a constant presence in the Charlton midfield, never found wanting for determination and effort. He prided himself on his stamina and often tops the team on the number of kilometres he runs during games. On 2nd March 2007, Kishishev joined Leeds United on loan to help with their relegation battle. He made ten appearances for manager Dennis Wise's side that season. His presence in the team coincided with Leeds United's best run of results of the season and he turned in some very hardworking performances. Many Leeds fans have praised him for his effort and determination. Kishishev's loan deal was due to expire at the end of that month, but the club managed to extend it until the end of the season. Charlton though insisted on a twenty-four-hour call back on the player in case they needed him for their own relegation battle. After scoring twice in one hundred and seventy-nine League games, of which thirty were off the bench, together with eleven starts and two games from the nemch in the F.A. Cup and nine games in the League Cup, of which two were from the benchh, Kishishev was released by Charlton at the end of the season, and, after pondering contract offers from various unnamed clubs, signed a two year deal with Leicester City on 19th June 2007, which gave the Addicks a 300,000 transfer fee. After four starts and five substitute appearances, on 23rd October 2007, Kishishev re-joined Leeds on a one month loan contract. However a training ground injury prevented him from making a single appearance during that period. He was all set to return to his parent club before Leeds extended his loan until the end of January. Kishishev made five starts and two substitute appearances before returning to Leicester on 23rd January 2008 and making seven League starts as Leicester were relegated. He left the Walker Stadium at the end of December 2008 by mutual consent, having made two starts and five substitute appearances in the League and three starts in the League Cup. In January 2009 he joined his former club Litex Lovech, where he had featured in the winning of the Bulgarian Championship in 1998 and 1999. In the 2009-10 season he started sixteen League games and came on as a substitute in four more as well as starting two European League games, while remaining a regular in Bulgaria's World Cup Qualifying team, featuring in five games. Kishishev played eighty-eight times for Bulgaria and scored once, on 5th September 2009 in a 4-1 win over Montenegro in Sofia, Bulgaria in a FIFA World Cup 2010 Qualification tie, before making his final appearance for his country four days later in a 0-2 loss to Italy in Turin in the same competition. Gus Poyet, the former Assistant Manager at Leeds United took him on a one year contract to Brighton and Hove Albion on 17th July 2010 and he played thirty-two League games, including eleven from the bench, and four times in the F.A. Cup before leaving the South Coast club in June 2011 to return for one final year in his home League with his first club, Chernomorets Burgas. He played nineteen League games, thrr of which were as a substitute, playing his final game on 19th May 2012 in a 1-1 home draw with Locomotiv Sofia.

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