Legendary Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has announced his retirement at the end of the current season. The 36-year-old has released the following message via his Twitter account:
“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.”
Cech joined Chelsea from Rennes in the winter of 2004 on a £7 million fee becoming the most expensive goalkeeper in the club’s history. The goalkeeper has won 14 trophies during his career in England including 4 Premier League titles and 1 Champions League with Chelsea.
Cech joined the Blues’ rivals Arsenal in the summer of 2015 and was awarded Golden Glove award in May 2016, having kept 16 clean sheets during his debut season at the Emirates Stadium.
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