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Stiliyan Petrov

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Petrov has permanently retired from soccer to start a Leukemia charity organization, reports Sky Sports.

Petrov has been out of action since being diagnosed with the disease in 2012. He was ceremonially named to Aston Villa's 25-man roster at the start of the season, but there was never any intention of him actually returning.

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September 5, 2012

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Aston Villa have named Petrov (illness) to their 25-man roster for the Premier League despite knowing that he likely will not return, reports the Daily Mail.

Petrov's leukaemia is in remission, and the team included him in the roster as a sign of respect, though there are no real hopes that he could feature this season.

August 3, 2012

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March 1, 2012

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December 31, 2011

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Petrov for the fourth time this season as Aston Villa shocked Chelsea 3-1 on Saturday.

Petrov is enjoying the increased playing time in the Villa midfield. He's deadly from set pieces, and is a crafty playmaker.

December 13, 2011

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