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Petrov praises fundraisers

September 9, 2012
By ESPN staff
Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov has spoken for the first time after it was confirmed he is now in remission from leukaemia.

Petrov, 33, was quick to thank Aston Villa club masseurs Alex Butler and Andy Smith for their efforts after they completed a 400-mile Pedal for Petrov cycle ride on Sunday. It was a fundraising effort with former England midfield player Geoff Thomas for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research as they aim to raise £250,000.

The cycle ride began at Parkhead, ...

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