|Date of Birth:
||15 Jan, 1979
22-6-10: Bulgaria winger Martin Petrov has agreed to join Bolton Wanderers on a free transfer after leaving Manchester City.
The 31-year-old was released from City this summer after his contract at Eastlands expired, with manager Roberto Mancini deciding not to renew terms.
Petrov's signing will be seen as something of a coup for the Trotters in capturing a player with proven ability and who impressed in his early days in the Premier League after joining from Atletico Madrid.
He becomes Bolton boss Owen Coyle's first full signing of the summer at the Reebok Stadium, with the former Burnley managed expected to make more additions in the coming months.
Petrov initially enjoyed a successful stint in then-manager Sven Goran Eriksson's City team, however once the Swede departed and the big-money takeover by the Abu Dhabi United Group took place, the midfielder saw his chances become more limited by new players and a succession of injuries.
Overall he made 66 appearances for City, scoring 12 goals, some of which were outstanding strikes with his powerful left foot and he has also won 77 caps for his country.
He joins Bolton on 1st July under the Bosman ruling and he had also been linked with a move to Aston Villa.
1-7-10: Bolton manager Owen Coyle expressed his delight after completing his first two summer signings in Martin Petrov and Robbie Blake.
Bulgaria midfielder Petrov was reportedly courted by West Ham and Everton, but has now penned a two-year deal with Bolton
"He's someone I've admired for a long time because he's a top-class player and this is a tremendous signing for the club," Coyle told the club's official website.
"As far as I'm concerned he's probably one of the best Bosman transfers available. To try to purchase him on the market last year then it would have cost you four or five million pounds easily.
"He has played in a Manchester City side - one which was going for the Champions League - over the last few years so tha