Former Chelsea Goalkeeper Petr Cech Switches To Ice Hockey

Petr Cech Ice Hockey

Former Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has signed for ice hockey team Guildford Phoenix.

Cech ended his football career after making his final appearance as the Gunners lost the Europa League final 4-1 to Chelsea in May.

The ex-Arsenal goalkeeper has wasted little time in getting back into a competitive sport, though, having agreed on a deal to turn out for Guildford Phoenix in his debut season.

Talking to his new side's official website, the  37-year-old said: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to play with the Phoenix to get match experience.

“I hope I can help this young team to achieve their goals for the season and try to win as many games as possible when I have the chance to play.

“After 20 years of professional football, this is going to be a wonderful experience for me to play the game I loved to watch and play as a kid.”

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Head coach Andy Hemmings added: “The signing of Petr is massive for the Phoenix. He is a great guy who trains hard and I cannot wait to see him make his debut.”

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