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Petr Cech announces goodbye to professional football after 15 years at the top

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Goalkeeper Petr Cech has Tuesday, Twitter announced at the end of the season to put an end to his long voetballoopbaan. The 36-year-old Czech since 2004 in the Premier League active, to successively Chelsea (2004-2015) and Arsenal (2015-2019). Cech is wearing since January 2007, always wear a helmet during games, a result of a heavy collision earlier that season.

“This will be my twentieth and final season as a professional footballer,” announced Cech on Twitter. “After fifteen seasons in the Premier League, which I have every possible trophy won, I feel like everything have achieved. I continue this season of hard work for Arsenal, with the hope to win a prize. Then I look forward to what life next to the field me has to offer.”

After a youth at Viktoria Plzen and his debut in own country for first graders Chmel Blsany (1999-2001) and Sparta Prague (2001-2002) drew Cech in the summer of 2002 to Ligue 1 club Stade Rennes. It was there that Chelsea him two years later wegplukte. The Blues was the Czech one, where clubmonument. After eleven seasons stood next to 494 official duels also four titles (2005, 2006, 2010 and 2015), four FA Cups (2007, 2009, 2010 and 2012), three League Cups (2005, 2007 and 2015) and victories in both the Champions League (2012) Europa League (2013) on his palmares. In his last season had Cech his place under the bar to give it to Thibaut Courtois, returning to city rival Arsenal drew. There he was the last 3,5 seasons are still up to 129 performances. With the Gunners he won the FA Cup in 2017. The past few months, he lost at Arsenal his place in goal to the German’s Bernd Leno.

Cech was also 124 times Czech international. He put his interlandcarrière all stop after the european CHAMPIONSHIPS of 2016.

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