The Czech football goalkeeper Petr Čech lost the final game of his career
on Wednesday night when his club Arsenal were beaten 4:1 in the final of
the Europa League by his former team Chelsea. The 37-year-old made a couple
of important saves when Arsenal were still in with a chance and was seen by
many as their best performer.
Čech holds the record for number of international caps with the Czech Republic and collected numerous trophies and set goalkeeping records during a very successful period at Chelsea.
The Czech football goalkeeper Petr Čech is preparing to make the last
appearance of his career on Wednesday night. The 37-year-old will line up
for Arsenal against his former club Chelsea in the final of the European
club competition the Europa League in Baku.
Čech holds the record for number of international caps with the Czech Republic and collected a large number of trophies as well as goalkeeping records during a very successful period at Chelsea.
Football goalkeeper Petr Čech, who may well be the most famous Czech on the planet, will retire after a last appearance for Arsenal in the final of the Europa League on Wednesday. In a twist of fate, the game will be against Chelsea, the club with he won which virtually every prize going. To discuss his amazing career, I spoke to football journalist Karel Haering. He was first struck by Petr Čech in 2009 when he began appearing for Chmel Blšany at 17 – and offers this assessment of the qualities that took him to the top and kept him there.
Czech goalkeeper Petr Čech is preparing to play in Spain on Thursday night
in the second leg of the Europa League semifinal between his London club,
Arsenal, and Spanish hosts Valencia.
In the first leg, the Gunners won 3-1 in London. The final will be played in Baku against the winner of the duel between Chelsea and Frankfurt.
Čech, 36, says he hopes that this – his last season on the pitch before retirement – will end in Baku. "I want to go to the final and raise one last trophy. I think Arsenal deserves it," he said.
Considered among the best goalkeepers of all time, Čech holds the Premier League record for fewest appearances required to reach 100 clean sheets.
The Czech soccer goalkeeper Petr Čech says he intends to stay at his
English club Arsenal. There has been speculation that the 36-year-old could
leave the Emirates Stadium after Arsenal signed the young German goalkeeper
However, the Plzeň-born player says he plans to show new manager Unai Emery that he ought to be in the starting line-up when the season gets underway next month.
Snowboard champion Ester Ledecká, footballer Petr Čech and poet Karel
Sýs are among the 28 nominees for a state award proposed by the lower
house of Parliament. War veterans Josef Ocelka, Josef Bernát and
Květoslav Prokeš have been nominated for state awards in memoriam.
The country’s highest state distinctions – The Order of T.G. Masaryk, the Order of the White Lion and medals of merit are traditionally handed out by the president on October 28th, Czechoslovak Independence Day. Nominations are put forward by both houses of parliament and the president.
This year the anniversary will be especially important since it marks 100 years since the birth of Czechoslovakia.
Goalkeeper Petr Čech has won the Golden Ball for Czech footballer of the
year for the 12th time. The prize is decided by a poll of journalists.
Čech, who turned 36 on Sunday, finished ahead of midfielder Antonín
Barák of Italian club Udinese and Pavel Kadeřábek, a defender with
Last season the Arsenal man became the first goalkeeper in the English Premier League to achieve 200 clean sheets. Though now retired from the international game, he is the most capped Czech ever with 124 appearances.