Chelsea Football Club has today (Monday) agreed terms with Arsenal for the permanent transfer of Petr Cech.
During his 11 years at Stamford Bridge the goalkeeper became a Chelsea icon, winning four Premier League trophies, four FA Cups, three League Cups, the Europa League and the Champions League, when his heroics in the penalty shootout helped us lift Europe’s greatest club prize.
He signed for Chelsea from Rennes in 2004 and made his Blues debut as a 22-year-old.
The Czech international went on to establish himself as the club’s first-choice goalkeeper for a decade, setting Premier League records for the longest period without conceding a goal (between December 2004 and March 2005) and the fewest goals conceded in a season that same campaign, the latter of which still stands.
With 494 games to his credit he holds the record for the most Chelsea appearances by a foreign player.
His 228 clean sheets surpassed another club legend Peter Bonetti’s long-standing club record.
Chelsea Football Club thanks Petr for his fantastic service over the past 11 years, and in particular for his immense contribution to our success in that time.