Arsenal FC goalkeeper Petr Cech announced that he will retire at the end of the season. On Tuesday morning, Czech Republic footballer who have won 124 caps for his national side, announces his retirement on Twitter.
The 36-year-old won four Premier League titles, the Champions League and the Europa League during a hugely successful 11-year spell with Chelsea. He moved to Arsenal in 2015 and went onto win another FA Cup in 2017.
Czech goalkeeper joined Arsenal in June 2015 from the club’s London rivals Chelsea, where he spent 11 years.
Petr Cech took to his official Twitter handle to announce his retirement. He tweeted a photograph saying, “This is my 20th season as a professional player and it is 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,” he continued.
He concluded by saying, “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.”
— Petr Cech (@PetrCech) January 15, 2019
Arsenal Football Club also paid tribute by posting some inspiring photographs of the goalkeeping legend on their official Twitter account. Arsenal FC captioned, “For your consummate professionalism, for being the perfect role model, for the 50 clean sheets, for your honesty, your integrity and for your inspiring work with @AFC_Foundation, we want to say… Thank you, @PetrCech! ❤️”
For your consummate professionalism, for being the perfect role model, for the 50 clean sheets, for your honesty, your integrity and for your inspiring work with @AFC_Foundation, we want to say…
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 15, 2019
Cech’s career was in doubt in October 2006 when he required surgery for a skull fracture after a collision with Reading’s Stephen Hunt. The keeper was out for three months and has since worn a protective head-guard during games.