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Petrov, Sylvinho and Benjani to leave Manchester City

Martin Petrov
Petrov was hit by a number of injuries during his time at Eastlands

Manchester City trio Martin Petrov, Sylvinho and Benjani will all leave the Premier League club this summer.

Injury-hampered Bulgarian winger Petrov, 31, was signed by then manager Sven-Goran Eriksson in 2007 but only managed 57 starts, scoring 15 goals.

Brazilian defender Sylvinho, 35, signed on a one-year contract last August but only made nine starts.

Benjani, 31, who arrived in 2008, scored the winner on his debut in a 2-1 away derby win over Manchester United.

But the Zimbabwe captain failed to impress manager Roberto Mancini and spent the second half of last season on loan at Sunderland.



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see also
Benjani granted Sunderland switch
02 Feb 10 |  Sunderland
Benjani seeks new Man City deal
12 Jan 10 |  Man City
Man City sign Brazilian Sylvinho
24 Aug 09 |  Man City
Man Utd 1-2 Man City
10 Feb 08 |  Premier League
Benjani completes Man City move
05 Feb 08 |  Man City
Man City swoop for winger Petrov
26 Jul 07 |  Man City


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