5 years ago Stiliyan Petrov was facing his biggest battle - that for his life. Aston Villa captain and record holder for the national team of Bulgaria (105 games) beat leukaemia.

Petrov is back in the game

After so many years in the game, Petrov continued to be close to the football. "I watch all the matches that are close to me. They invited me to the television studios, I am going to comment on, "said Petrov. He studied actively for a coach, preparing for the next step in his career. Although already thinking about the managerial career, Stilian Petrov has not ruled out the opportunity to play again.

Nearly five years after being diagnosed with leukaemia a year after announcing its full cure, the former Bulgarian international offers to examine you. "I continue to train with the second team of Aston Villa - two or three times a week. I have offers that happen we'll know by the end of May. Now I am training and discussing - everything it’s 50/50, "says Stiliyan and reveals that the proposals are not from England.

He came close to Aston Villa last summer, but ultimately Roberto Di Matteo did not offer him a contract. Once he announced that it has cured Stiliyan Petrov started to train with the second team of Aston Villa. It took more than 15 kg (accumulated during heavy treatments and chemotherapy) to return to its optimal physical shape.

Another Petrov in Villa

Curiously, the first steps in the big football does and his son - Stiliyan - Junior. The 14-year-old boy wants to become a goalkeeper and now a month and a half make samples Aston Villa - the club where his father made his name in Britain. His younger son Christian, who is 10 years old also walking in the footsteps of his father.

He is a midfielder and played in a local team in the Midlands, where the family still lives.

At the moment, as every year Stiliyan is actively engaged in the organisation of the charity golf tournament his foundation. Participation will take some of the great friends of former captain Villa - Henrik Larsson, Gary Cahill, James Milner, Gareth Barry and his former manager Martin O'Neill. The charity golf tournament is on 7 May.