Petr Cech: Ex-Chelsea and Arsenal goalkeeper joins ice hockey team Guildford Phoenix


Former Chelsea and Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has swapped grass for ice by signing for National Ice Hockey League team Guildford Phoenix as a goaltender.

The Czech, a big fan of the sport, has got his skates on after working on his game since retiring from football. “I hope I can help this young team achieve their goals,” Cech, 37, said. “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.”

Cech, who arrived in Britain in 2004 having signed for the Blues, adopted top-flight Elite Ice Hockey League side Guildford Flames as his team.

Guildford Phoenix play in the second tier of British ice hockey.


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