Bulgaria International captain Ivelin Popov joins FC Rubin Kazan.
The 30 year-old player who can play both as a midfielder and striker moves to our club from Spartak Moscow on loan until the end of 2017/18 season.
Ivelin Popov was born on October 26, 1987 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Position played: attacking midfielder, striker.
Teams played: PFC Litex (Bulgaria), Gaziantepspor (Turkey), Kuban Krasnodar, Spartak Moscow.
Record in Russian Premier League: 144 apps, 25 goals.
International record: 66 apps, 14 goals.
Trophies and awards: Russian Champion (2016/17), Russian Supercup winner (2017), Bulgarian Champion, Bulgarian Cup and Supercup winner. Three times consecutive Bulgarian Player of the Year (2015, 2016, 2017).