Petr Cech to retire at end of season – a look back at his time in the Premier League

Petr_Cech_Puma_230816_009[1] copyGoalkeeper Petr Cech will retire at the end of the season after announcing on his social media.

The 36-year-old stopper joined Arsenal in June 2015 from the London rivals Chelsea, where he spent 11 years.

Cech has played for 15 years in the Premier League and won every single trophy possible, I feel like I have achieved everything I set out to achieve,” said the ex-Czech Republic international.

“I will continue to work hard at Arsenal to hopefully win one more trophy this season.”

“This is my 20th season as a professional player and it has been 20 years since I signed my first professional contract, so it feels like the right time to announce that I will retire.

“I am looking forward to seeing what life holds for me off the pitch.”

He won 13 trophies at Chelsea including one Champions League and four Premier League titles.

He also set a club record of 228 clean sheets in all competitions, beating the previous mark of 208 set by former England international Peter Bonetti between 1960 and 1979.

Petr Cech’s Premier League career Chelsea Arsenal
Appearances 333 110
Minutes played 29,713 9,783
Goals conceded 241 125
Minutes per goal conceded 123 78
Clean sheets 162 40
Clean sheet % 48.6% 36.4%
Saves 800 336
Saves to shots % 76.7% 72.4%

Source www.bbcsport.co.uk

Jose Mourinho says four-time Premier League winning goalkeeper will be a “big loss” to football.

The former Chelsea boss says he is proud to have managed one of the modern game’s best goalkeepers,

Mourinho told Sky Sports News: “I am honoured to have been the manager that, at such an early age, gave Petr a top Premier League number one shirt.

“After that day, it is all about him. All about his numbers, his performances, his clean sheets, his titles and his professionalism.

“It’s a big loss for football but history can’t be deleted. Many congratulations on such an amazing career.”

 

 

 

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