From Kazakhstan Encyclopedia
Born in Plovdiv Stanev was raised in Botev Plovdiv's youth teams. In June 2004 he signed first professional contract with The Canaries. Stanev made his official debut for Botev in the Bulgarian A PFG in a match against Slavia Sofia on 25 September 2005. He substituted Lilcho Arsov in half time and played for 45 minutes. The result of the match was a 0:0. For three years in Botev the goalkeeper played in only 18 matches and in January 2008 was loaned out for six months to Montana (team from the Bulgarian second division).
For Montana Stanev played very good in 15 matches and in June 2008 returned to Botev. In January 2009 he signed with FC Vihren Sandanski.