Petrov announces retirement

09 May 2013 10:17

Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov has announced his retirement from football following his battle against acute 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."

Source: PA

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