Petr Cech will forever hold a place in the hearts of us fans. He gave us some of our greatest memories, with the penalty shootout performance in the 2012 Champions League final a stand out moment for many of us.
In case it has slipped your notice Cech is no longer a professional footballer. The Czech international announced back in January that he would be retiring from football when his contract with Arsenal expires on June the 30th.
It’s a shame to see the 37-year-old leave the sport, however, he will forever be remembered as one of the best goalkeepers in Premier League history.
Cech kept 202 clean sheets in over 400 games in the Premier League, winning four titles along the way. His record of 202 clean sheets is the most clean sheets kept by any goalkeeper in the top flight of English football.
Cech’s final game as a professional footballer was a 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Chelsea in last month’s Europa League final in Baku.
Chelsea fans seemed to react will a lot of love and compassion towards Cech, as he posted one final farewell message before the expiry of his last ever contract as a professional footballer.
Here is a selection of tweets from Chelsea fans, who were thankful for Cech’s service for Chelsea:
As I’m counting last minutes of my player’s professional career … thank you FK Chmel Blsany, .@ACSparta_CZ .@staderennais .@ChelseaFC .@Arsenal .@ceskarepre_cz and all the fans around the world for amazing 20 years !!! ?????? pic.twitter.com/oFgfz1pzM7
— Petr Cech (@PetrCech) June 30, 2019
Thank you Big Pete!
— Jordan (@MyGuyRudi) June 30, 2019
Welcome back Big Pete ???? what a brilliant career you’ve had, time for the next chapter ????????
— Ollie Glanvill (@OllieGlanvill) June 30, 2019
— Tommy Ceder (@TCED74) June 30, 2019
— tee (@TeeEkiti) June 30, 2019
Our legendary Goalkeeper,the best in the Premier League is back home,we love you Peet enjoy your New Journey to this beautiful club that gave everything for you pic.twitter.com/pbK34p4Ou5
— Chelsea Fc news (@cklipholo) July 1, 2019
— ²? (@HaleHudsonOdoi) July 1, 2019
Thank you for everything, one of the best to ever do it. Legend. pic.twitter.com/VrRABdXAgR
— Mark (@markabochi) June 30, 2019