Liverpool fan Michael Shields has been pardoned by Justice Secretary Jack Straw.
The 22-year-old, who is serving a 10-year sentence for the attempted murder of a Bulgarian barman, is set to leave prison later.
He was jailed in 2005 for the attack, which took place after his team's win in the 2005 Champions League final.
His parents, Michael Snr and Maria, have campaigned for his release since he was convicted.
About bloody time !