Aston Villa's Stiliyan Petrov said he is lucky to be alive as he continues his brave battle with leukaemia.
The 33-year-old also paid tribute to his family and supporters.
The club's captain was diagnosed with the disease in March 2012 and has undergone intensive bouts of chemotherapy treatment.
Last September, a 400 mile bike ride was completed in aid of Stiliyan Petrov.
Petrov is now in remission and is positive about "getting back to my life".
Two masseurs are due to finish their 400 mile bike ride in aid of player Stilyan Petrov, who was diagnosed with Leukaemia earlier this year.
Aston Villa midfielder Stiliyan Petrov has celebrated his 33rd birthday today by joining up with team mates at the training ground.
Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish says captain Stiliyan Petrov remains in positive spirits.