Stiliyan Alyoshev Petrov-Stenly is a Bulgarian international football player who currently features for the English Premier League Aston Villa. He plays as a central midfielder and is regarded as a world class creative playmaker.
Stiliyan Petrov made his professional club debut fpr Bulgarian giants CSKA Sofia in 1998 and after one season and 3 goals in 38 league matches was signed by Scottish Old Form giants Celtic in the summer of 1999 and played for them until the end of the 2005-2006 season. He made 228 Scottish League matches and scored 56 matches and won the domestic league and Cups several times.
Stiliyan Petrov was signed by Aston Villa in the summer of 2006 on a four year deal for 6.5 million pounds. He has been a regular at Villa Park since then.
Petrov made his international debut for Bulgaria in 1998 and has played 72 times for his nation so far and has scored 7 goals so far.