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Heskey reveals the ultimate Villan he played with

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Heskey reveals the ultimate Villan he played with

Emile Heskey has chosen Stiliyan Petrov as the most talented professional he played with at Aston Villa.

Heskey was asked to select his all-time Villan as part of the ‘Ask Me Anything’ feature series and picked out our former skipper.

Petrov joined us in September 2006 for £6.5m from Celtic and went on to become one of the most influential midfielders of modern times in claret and blue. 

Heskey certainly was a fan as he spoke glowingly of the man they call Stan.

He told us: “Stan was loved here – but I think he was underrated elsewhere.

“It wasn’t just for what he did on the pitch, he was brilliant off the pitch too -  a great guy.

“He had unbelievable ability – just look at his goal at Derby from the half-way line? Not many players would have even thought to do that, let alone executed it. 

“But great player, great guy – and real family man.”


Paul Brown
By @paulbrownavfc 14th November 2017