A number of Celtic fans have been on social media hailing Stiliyan Petrov, who turned out for the Scottish giants between 1999 and 2006.
Indeed, it was Petrov’s 40th birthday on Friday and Celtic’s official Twitter account was on hand with a special message for the Bulgarian, which led to a host of the Scottish outfit’s fans offering words of praise.
The former CSKA Sofia youngster won four Scottish Premier League titles during his time with the club, in addition to three Scottish Cups and three Scottish League Cups during a successful period.
Petrov later went on to represent Aston Villa – making 219 appearances for the English giants before retiring in 2013.
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A 105-time Bulgaria international, Petrov certainly enjoyed a successful career and has now been fondly remembered by the Celtic fans on social media.
Here’s what they had to say in response to the club post…
Happy birthday ? Stan the man #19 ?????
— JOHN FERRIS (@johnfer7) July 5, 2019
Stan Petrov now 40 ?♂️.. Years are flying by! Some player.
— Ryan Tinney (@TinneyCFC89) July 5, 2019
my favourite player hail hail big stan
— stephen mc kevitt (@moonpop21) July 5, 2019
— Kevin McDonald (@KevinMcD12) July 5, 2019
What a player he was! Class ??
— Gary Carroll (@garycarroll232) July 5, 2019
— IfYouKnowYourHistory ☘️ (@TimTimson14) July 5, 2019
— David Mc Gowan (@dmcg1968) July 5, 2019
Great player, great team great time
— Alan Byrne (@alanbyrne28982) July 5, 2019