Lyuben Nikolov (Bulgarian: Любен Николов; born 8 September 1985) is a Bulgarian footballer who currently plays as a defender for Super Power Samut Prakan in Thai Leagues T1. Nikolov grew up as part of Levski Sofia’s academy and signed his first professional contract with the senior team in the 2002/2003 season. He signed a 3-year contract, but didn’t make any official appearance for the first team. For that time he played on loan for Vihren Sandanski, Rodopa Smolian and Maritsa Plovdiv.
In Bulgaria he also played for Spartak Plovdiv, Nessebar FC, Akademik and Svoge.
In 2013 Nikolov moved to Belarus, where he signed a one-year contract with FC Dynamo Brest. Because of his good performance, he was offered to renew his contract with the team for one more season. After two seasons in Belarus, Nikolov moved to Thailand.
In the beginning of January 2015, Sisaket FC announced that the club had signed Nikolov to a two-year deal (year two of the contract is a club option). Nikolov made 45 appearances and scored 1 goal during his first season in Thai premier league. In this season Sisaket FC reached the final of the Toyota Cup, for the first time in the history of the club. They lost 1:0 to Buriram United and Nikolov was awarded a silver medal.