44. Deyan Iliev



A Macedonian youth international goalkeeper who joined Arsenal in 2012, Deyan started every game of the club’s UEFA Youth League campaign last season.

Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe

Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe

Possessing good reflexes, the youngster made some impressive saves along the way, but he also demonstrated some of the fallacies in his game when he was sent off away to Barcelona.

Deyan also broke into the Arsenal U21 team last season, making three appearances at that level, but he was mainly second-choice behind Matt Macey and was linked with a permanent move away from the club during the Summer.

However, he remains an Arsenal player and will be hopeful of re-asserting his credentials this season.

Name Deyan Iliev

Nationality Macedonian (U21, U19, U17)

Born 25.2.95

U21 apps 3

U19 apps 13

U18 apps 10

Signed professional August 2012


  1. Not quite sure why he was given a new contract recently, doesn’t seem to have done anything to merit this ‘reward’.

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