Petr Čech

Petr Čech (born 20 May 1982) is a Czech footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Chelsea and the Czech Republic national team. Čech previously played for Chmel Blšany, Sparta Prague, and Rennes. He is the second most capped player in the history of the Czech national team with 109 caps, and represented the country at the 2006 World Cup, as well as the 2004, 2008 and 2012 European Championships. He was voted into the Euro 2004 all-star team after helping the Czechs reach the semi-finals. Čech also received the individual award of Best Goalkeeper in the 2004–05, 2006–07 and 2007–08 seasons of the UEFA Champions League. In addition, he was named in the FIFPro and UEFA Champions League teams of the season in 2006. He is considered to be one of the best and most respected goalkeepers of his generation.

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