• Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov has announced he is quitting football to set up a charity for leukaemia sufferers.
  • The Bulgarian is in remission from the disease which was diagnosed in March 2012 after he complained of feeling fatigued during a game at Arsenal.
  • During his time at Celtic he won four SPL titles, two Scottish Cup titles, two League Cup titles and was a runner-up in the UEFA Cup.
  • He is a fans favourite at Villa Park where he helped guide the club to the League Cup final in 2010.
  • Not just popular with the fans, he was award Players' Player of the Year in 2009 and 2012.
  • Gabby Agbonlahor shows his support for Petrov after he is diagnosed with acute leukaemia.
  • Villa fans have been showing their support for Petrov with an ovation in the 19th minute of every home and away game.

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Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov has announced he is quitting football to set up a charity for leukaemia sufferers.