Petr Cech Announces Retirement From Football At The End Of The Season

Petr Cech has announced he will retire from professional football at the end of the season.

The 36-year-old released a statement on Twitter on Tuesday, confirming he will call it quits when his contract expires in the summer.

He posted in a message on social media:

“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 this 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 and hopefully win one more trophy this season, then I am looking forward to seeing what life holds for me off the pitch.”

The Chelsea legend is regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in Premier League history.

Petr Cech moved to England in 2004, joining Chelsea from French side Rennes in a £7million deal, and went on to win every major honour possible with the Blues.

A four-time Premier League title winner, he also lifted the FA Cup four times, as well as three League Cups, and was a Champions League and Europa League winner with Chelsea.

After 494 appearances for The Blues, he joined Arsenal in 2015 for a fee of around £10million.

He has since made 129 appearances for the Gunners, winning the FA Cup with the club in 2017.

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