Petr Čech

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Petr Čech
Petr Čech Chelsea vs AS-Roma 10AUG2013.jpg
Personal information
Full name Petr Čech
Date of birth (1982-05-20) 20 May 1982 (age 36)
Place of birth Plzeň, Czech Republic
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Arsenal
Number 33
Youth career
1989–1999 Viktoria Plzeň
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999-2001 Chmel Blšany 27 (0)
2001–2002 Sparta Prague 27 (0)
2002–2004 Stade Rennais 70 (0)
2004–2015 Chelsea 333 (0)
2015– Arsenal 19 (0)
National team
1997–1998 Czech Republic U15 3 (0)
1998–1999 Czech Republic U16 15 (0)
1999 Czech Republic U17 3 (0)
1999–2000 Czech Republic U18 13 (0)
2000–2001 Czech Republic U20 7 (0)
2001–2002 Czech Republic U21 15 (0)
2002–2016 Czech Republic 118 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 December 2015
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 November 2015

Petr Čech (born 20 May 1982) is a Czech football player. He currently plays for Arsenal in English Football Premiership. Before playing for Chelsea, he played in Ligue 1. He became a player for Chelsea in June 2004.

Čech is thought to be one of the best goalkeeper in the Premier League. He had the record of the least losses in his first season playing for Chelsea. That season he helped Chelsea to win the title of Premier League. He also helped Chelsea to win the same title the next year.

In June of 2015, Čech agreed to sign for Arsenal, ending his 11 year career at Chelsea Football Club.

Club career statistics[change | change source]

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Club performance League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Czech RepublicLeague Czech Republic Football Cup League Cup EuropeTotal
1999/00 Chmel Blšany Gambrinus liga 1 0 1 0
2000/01 26 0 26 0
2001/02 Sparta Prague Gambrinus liga 27 0 27 0
FranceLeague Coupe de France Coupe de la Ligue EuropeTotal
2002/03 Stade Rennais Ligue 1 37 0 37 0
2003/04 33 0 33 0
EnglandLeague FA Cup Football League Cup EuropeTotal
2004/05 Chelsea Premier League 35 0 0 0 2 0 11 0 48 0
2005/06 34 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 41 0
2006/07 20 0 6 0 2 0 8 0 36 0
2007/08 26 0 1 0 3 0 9 0 39 0
2008/09 35 0 6 0 1 0 12 0 54 0
2009/10
Country Czech Republic 54 0 54 0
France 70 0 70 0
England 150 0 13 0 8 0 47 0 218 0
Total 274 0 13 0 8 0 47 0 372 0

International career statistics[change | change source]

Czech Republic national team
YearAppsGoals
2002 7 0
2003 8 0
2004 13 0
2005 10 0
2006 10 0
2007 8 0
2008 9 0
2009 7 0
Total 72 0

Records held[change | change source]

Čech holds three records:

  1. A national record for not having a goal scored against him in 855 minutes of game play.
  2. English Premiership record of not having a goal scored against him in 1,025 minutes.
  3. 25 games without letting a goal be scored in Chelsea's 2004/05 title-winning season.

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