BREAKING: Petr Cech Announces He Will Retire At The End Of The Season
One of the all-time great Premier League goalkeepers, Petr Cech, has announced that he will retire from football at the end of the 2018/19 season.
Cech, who has spent 14 years in England, played for Chelsea and Arsenal during his time in the Premier League, making over 400 appearances for both clubs.
Congratulations on a truly outstanding career to @PetrCech. A wonderful goalkeeper, professional and gentleman who has been an absolute credit to our game. Wish him all the very best in his retirement at the end of the season. :clap::clap::clap: https://t.co/E4NLRPew8R- Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 15, 2019
We wrote the following message on Twitter to announce his retirement:
"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 at the end of the season.
"Having played 15 years in the Premier League, and won every single trophy possible, I feel like I have achieved everything I set out to achieve.
"I will continue to work hard at Arsenal to hopefully win one more trophy this season, then I am looking forward to seeing what life holds for me off the pitch."
Twitter paid tribute to the 36-year-old, who will go down in history as of the great goalkeepers.
Thank you for everything @PetrCech .will always be a @ChelseaFC legendary legend. Will be sad to see you retire but also happy to have been able to see one of the best Keepers in the world play over the years. pic.twitter.com/5whaKzO8Yt- ThatGuyLindz (@Lindzwinchester) January 15, 2019
He's kept the most clean sheets in Premier League history- FourFourTweet (@FourFourTweet) January 15, 2019
He's won every trophy possible during his time in England on the domestic & European stage
He holds the record for the most Czech Footballer of the Year & Czech Golden Ball wins
Wishing you a happy retirement, Petr Čech pic.twitter.com/qs50sW1J5t
A true legend of the game. Happy retirement, Petr.