What would you do if on a Saturday morning you turn up to play for your local side and face the proposition of playing against an international footballer?
Well, that is exactly what happened in the Manchester Saturday Morning League last weekend after former Manchester City star Martin Petrov turned out for non-league side Chorlton Torpedo.
The 34-year-old - who has 90 international caps for Bulgaria - was playing in the La Liga with Espanyol only last season, but has been without a club since his release in the summer.
But it would seem he has returned to England to set the non-league scene on fire.
The midfielder - who was signed by City in 2007 for £4.7m - scored the only goal of the game at Dukinfield’s Armadale Road Playing Field, as Chorlton ran out 1-0 winners against Spartak Bushes.
Bushes defender Allan Cooke, 27, said to the Manchester Evening News: “I kept looking over because he played centre-forward and thinking ‘that’s Martin Petrov’.
"It was surreal. I’ve been telling all my mates and everyone at work and they don’t believe me until I show them the picture.”
The story comes after earlier in the season former Premier League defender Pascal Chimbonda played for North Premier Division One South side Market Drayton.
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