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|Full name||Aleksandar Antonov Tonev|
|Date of birth||) 3 February 1990|
|Place of birth||Elin Pelin, Bulgaria|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Current club||Lech Poznan|
|2009–2010||→ Sliven (loan)||23||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 May 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Aleksandar Tonev (Bulgarian: Александър Тонев; born 3 February 1990 in Elin Pelin) is a Bulgarian footballer who plays as a winger for Polish club Lech Poznan and the Bulgaria national football team.
Tonev was raised in CSKA Sofia's youth teams. He made his first team debut in a 3–1 league win over Belasitsa Petrich on 8 March 2008, coming on as a substitute for Chigozie Udoji. Tonev got his chance in CSKA's first team after the sale of many players in the summer of 2008. He played in the club's first fixture in the 2008–09 season against Litex Lovech on 3 August 2008. His team won the game and won the Bulgarian Supercup for the third time.
After Lyuboslav Penev replaced Dimitar Penev as head coach of CSKA Sofia, Tonev appeared in the match groups more often and often came in as a substitute for his team. On 22 April 2009, Tonev scored his first 2 goals for CSKA, securing a brace in the 4–1 away win against Vihren Sandanski.
On 16 June 2011 Tonev signed with Polish Ekstraklasa club Lech Poznań. He made his debut on 29 July 2011, coming on in 75th minute, replacing Jakub Wilk in a game against ŁKS Łódź. Lech Poznań won the game 5-0.
On 26 July 2012, Tonev scored his first ever European goal, netting the only goal in a 1–0 home victory over Azerbaijani club Khazar Lankaran in the second qualifying round of Europa League. On 25 August, Tonev netted his first Ekstraklasa goal of the 2012–13 season as he scored a 25-yard winning strike in a 2–1 away victory over Polonia Warsaw.
On 4 September 2009, Tonev scored his first goal for the Bulgaria U21 in the 3–0 home win against Kazakhstan U21 in a UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualifier. On 9 September 2009, he was sent off for a dangerous tackle on Guillermo Molins in the 90th minute of the 1–2 away loss to Sweden U21. On 9 February 2011, Tonev scored a goal in a friendly match against Cameroon.
Tonev made his debut for the Bulgarian national team in a 0–1 home loss against Wales on 11 October 2011. On 22 March 2013, he scored his first international goals as he netted a hat-trick (the first one in his career) during a 6–0 home win over Malta in the World Cup 2014 qualifying match.
- As of 6 May 2013
- As of 1 April 2013
|Bulgarian national team|
- Scores and results list Bulgaria's goal tally first.
|1.||22 March 2013||Vasil Levski, Sofia, Bulgaria||Malta||1–0||6–0||2014 World Cup qualifier|
|2.||22 March 2013||Vasil Levski, Sofia, Bulgaria||Malta||2–0||6–0||2014 World Cup qualifier|
|3.||22 March 2013||Vasil Levski, Sofia, Bulgaria||Malta||5–0||6–0||2014 World Cup qualifier|
- Bulgarian Best Young Player of the Season: 2010–11
- "Aleksandar Tonev - the CSKA Sofia star tipped to restore Bulgarian glory". IMScouting. Archived from the original on 15 February 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-10.
- "ЦСКА победи Беласица с 3:1 в Петрич" (in Bulgarian). topsport.bg. Retrieved 2008-03-08.
- "Aleksandar Tonev signs with Lech". polandsoccerblog.com. Retrieved 2011-06-16.
- "Olympique de Marseille emissaries tracking Aleksandar Tonev" (in Bulgarian). gong.bg. 2011-02-27.
- "България 0:1 Уелс" (in Bulgarian). topsport.bg. 2011-10-11.
- "Unbeaten Bulgaria overwhelm Malta". uefa.com. 2013-03-22.