16 Facts About Petr Cech

1. On 8 July 2016, Petr Cech announced his retirement from international football.

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2. On 29 May 2012, Petr Cech was named in the Czech Republic's squad for Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine.

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3. On 17 October 2007, Petr Cech captained the Czech Republic team in their Euro 2008 Group D qualifier against Germany.

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4. On 11 March 2018, Petr Cech became the first Premier League goalkeeper to keep 200 league clean sheets, against Watford after saving a penalty from Troy Deeney.

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5. On 22 April 2014, Petr Cech was substituted in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final against Atletico Madrid with a shoulder injury.

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6. In October 2012, Petr Cech took the captain's armband as regular Chelsea captain John Terry was sidelined with a four-match ban.

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7. On 27 February, Petr Cech was announced as the Czech Footballer of the Year for 2011, winning the award for the fifth time.

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8. On 18 August 2011, Petr Cech was ruled out for up to four weeks after he sustained a knee injury in training.

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9. On 27 February 2010, Petr Cech sustained a calf injury in the Champions League match against Inter Milan.

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10. On 11 April 2007, Petr Cech was awarded the Premier League Player of the Month for the first time in his career, in recognition of his eight successive league clean sheets.

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11. In an interview, Petr Cech said that he had no memory of the injury itself.

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12. In February 2006, Petr Cech signed a two-year contract extension, keeping him at the club until 2010.

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13. On 5 March 2005, Petr Cech set a new Premier League record of 1,025 minutes without letting in a goal, though his record has since been broken by Manchester United's Edwin van der Sar.

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14. In July 2002, Petr Cech moved to French club Rennes, signing a four-year contract for a transfer fee reported as CZK150 million.

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15. In November 2001, Petr Cech broke the record formerly held by Theodor Reimann for the longest time elapsed without conceding a goal in the Czech professional league, stretching his run to 855 minutes.

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16. Born in Plzen, Czechoslovakia, Petr Cech started playing football aged seven for Skoda Plzen.

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