(born October 13, 1980) is a Bulgaria
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n footballer and current international
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, currently playing as a striker for Dalian Shide
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Born in Svilengrad
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, Kamburov began his career with Botev Plovdiv but then switched to local rivals Lokomotiv Plovdiv, with whom he won the top Bulgarian league, A PFG, in 2004, and the bronze medals in 2005. Kamburov was also the top scorer in these two seasons with 26 and 27 goals respectively.
In December 2005, Kamburov was transferred to the UAE in Al-Ahli (Dubai) side for €
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2 million and signed a five-year contract. He capped 33 times and scored 16 goals. In 2007 he returned to his former club – Lokomotiv Plovdiv.
In July, 2007, Martin left for Greek side Asteras Tripolis. He spent there 1 year, but however he failed to impress the coaching staff and at the end of the season he was released from the club.
Lokomotiv Sofia signed Martin Kamburov on January 9, 2009 to a three-year deal. He was given the number 19 shirt. Kamburov had an excellent start to the season, netting 10 goals in just 6 games, including a spectacular hat-trick
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in Loko Sofia's away game against Levski Sofia on April 11, 2009 to help the team from the Nadezhda
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district to secure a historic 3:0 win. Kamburov became the top scorer in the 2008/2009 season in the Bulgarian A Professional Football Group
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, managing 17 goals in total, a remarkable achievement given that he only played in half of the season's games.
In the winter of 2009, Kamburov won the best forward of A PFG award once again. At the same time, he was again called-up for the Bulgarian national football team, with his choice receiving positive acclaim by the Bulgarian fans.
Kamburov ended the 2009/2010 season with 29 matches and 16 goals.
Kamburov transferred to Dalian Shide in July 2010. He made his debut for Dalian on 28 July and scored his first CSL
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goal on 1 August.
Champion of Bulgaria 2004 (with Lokomotiv Plovdiv) Bulgarian Supercup
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2004 (with Lokomotiv Plovdiv)