Former Chelsea and Arsenal Goalkeeper Peter Cech has revealed that he is swapping football for ice hockey and has signed for a British League team.
Cech mentioned how delighted he was by the prospect of playing with the team, Guildford Phoenix, proclaiming his love for the sport he watched and played as a child.
I am delighted to have the opportunity to play with the Phoenix to get the match experience. I hope I can help this young team to achieve their goals for the season and try to win as many games as possible when I have the chance to play.
After 20 years of professional football, this is going to be a wonderful experience for me; to play the game I loved to watch and play as a kid.Peter Cech – punchng.com
Petr Cech (the right Czech spelling) was born on May 20, 1982, and is a Czech former professional goalkeeper. He has been described by many players and managers as one of the greatest goalkeepers in the history of the Premier League.
Cech made his debut with Czech Republic in 2002 and is the most capped player in the history of the country’s national team, with 124 caps.
He also a number of goalkeeping records, including the Premier League record for fewest appearances required to reach 100 clean sheets, which he did in 180 appearances; the most of clean sheets in a season (24), as well as the record for the most clean sheets in Premier League history (202).