Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov has announced his retirement from football due to his battle with leukaemia.
The Bulgarian midfielder was diagnosed with the condition in March last year and is now in remission. In a statement released by Aston Villa, the 33-year said: "It is with a heavy heart that I am announcing my retirement from the game."
Petrov, who joined Villa from Celtic in 2006, is continuing to receive treatment.
His popularity at the club has been evident all season with fans...Read Full Story
Aston Villa’S official website have announced that Stiliyan Petrov hs been appointed as assistant to development coach Gordon Cowans. Villa’s 33-year-old former captain announced his retirement on May 9, 2013 having battled successfully against acute leukaemia. Petrov said : “I’m very excited by this new challenge and I wish to thank the Club and the [...]Read Full Story
SUPPORT STAN#19It was a very sad day for me and footballing fans alike after Stiliyan Petrov announced yesterday his retirement from football.As a Villa fan I admired our Captain and I would like to wish him and his family all the best for the future. You can read the full statement from Stan on the Official Villa website, just click the link below.Statement by Villa club captain Stiliyan Petrov I wish I was able to be at Villa Park tomorrow to stand with every fan in the stadium and applaud...Read Full Story
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