Meet Paulina Petrov here. Stiliyan Petrov aka Stan Petrov was diagnosed with leukemia this week, he is getting a huge amount of support from his team, fans but mostly from his family his lovely wife Paulina Petrov and their children, Want to know more about Stan’s wife Paulina? Keep reading!
32 year-old Stiliyan Petrov is the Bulgarian midfielder playing with Aston Villa, long time ago during his youth years he was a promising player with PFC Montana, that was before Dimitar Penev discovered him and signed him with CSKA Sofia. By the time Petrov was 19 Celtic F.C recruited him, with the Scottish team he won two cups and four SPL’s. In 2006 he signed with Aston Villa, in 2009 he was named Aston Villa’s Player of The Year. Petrov has been captain of the Bulgarian National team as well as he is of Aston Villa.
On Saturday 24th when Aston Villa was defeated by Arsenal 3-0 he experienced fever, he underwent test that revealed the presence of acute leukemia, he is schedule to begin treatment on Monday April 2nd. after his diagnose was revealed on March 30th, it was also announced he will take a break from soccer..
“He will get from Villa every ounce of love and support that we have, to help bring this to a positive conclusion. He’s a captain, he’s a leader, he’s a defiant guy and he’s fought many battles on the pitch and I’m sure this is another one he’ll win,”
“There is absolute shock amongst the Villa fans, and the outpouring of love and admiration for Stiliyan increases by the minute.
“Villa fans will show that they care about him during tomorrow’s game. When the chips are down, Villa is a family and Stiliyan is a large part of that.”
“He will overcome this like all the other barriers he faced in his life. Stiliyan has the heart of a lion and as part of the Celtic family he deserves all our best wishes and support.”
As you can see Stiliyan is not alone, we all are praying for him and his family, which brings us to his lovely wife Paulina Petrov, his soulmate for the past 11 years, they are childhood sweethearts, and proud parents of their adorable boys 9 year-old Stiliyan Jr. and 5 year-old Christian. Before moving from Bulgaria Paulina was a model. Petrov had some dark days in 2009 when he made his transition to English soccer, terrible mood swings, but he made it thru, he credited Paulina for that..
“When I came over to this club there were very high expectations of me as the first signing of Martin O’Neill. But things didn’t start well. The fans were on my back. When you’re really down and everybody’s on your back it’s really hard. Of course your family notice. It’s one of the worst things that can happen to a player. “You love to do something and you just can’t do it.
“I’m happy that my wife is still with me! She accepted my long days without talking and she knows me. She knows that when I don’t play I’m not happy. But my wife stayed beside me. She has coped with a lot of things and I am really happy to have her. I’m happy that she doesn’t need to see my moaning anymore.”
Indeed Paulina Petrov is not just an incredible elegant and beautiful woman, excellent mother, loving wife and Stiliyan’s best friend and greatest support.
Get Well soon Stan!!! Our love go out to you, Paulina and your beloved children.