Erik Sviatchenko names Stylian Petrov as his favourite ever Celtic player

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Stylian Petrov made over 300 appearances for Celtic during his playing days.

Erik Sviatchenko says that Stylian Petrov is his favourite Celtic player of all time.

The Danish defender, who currently represents the Bhoys, was doing a question and answer session on the club’s official Twitter account earlier today, when he revealed that the the former Bulgarian international is a player who he has great respect for.

Petrov played for Celtic for seven years, between 1999 and 2006, and he became a fans’ favourite at Parkhead.

The central midfielder established himself as one of the Bhoys key players throughout his time at the club.

Petrov’s finest season at Celtic arguably came in 2004/05, when he helped the Bhoys win the SPL title, and he claimed a club’s player of the season award.

In 2006 Petrov ended up moving to Aston Villa, where he linked back up with former Bhoys boss Martin O’Neill.

In total, Petrov made 312 appearances for Celtic - scoring on 65 occasions.

Sviatchenko has some way to go until he matches that achievement, but he has made a bright start in his first season.

The has made eight appearances since joining Ronny Deila’s side in January, and he has high hopes for his future at Parkhead.

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