Former Chelsea standout Petr Cech makes hockey debut in England


Petr Cech is making the switch from football to ice hockey after the former Chelsea and Arsenal goalkeeper signed for British fourth-tier outfit Guildford Phoenix.

Instead, Cech has signed with ice hockey team Guildford Phoenix, for whom he will make his debut on Friday.

The team are located close to Chelsea's training ground in Cobham, where Cech works as a technical director and performance advisor.

"I hope I may also help this younger workforce to realize their objectives for the season and attempt to win as many video games as attainable when I've the prospect to play".

'After 20 years of skilled football that is going to be an resplendent journey for me to play the sport I preferred to examine and play as a little bit one'.

The 37-year-old will be playing as a netminder for the semi-pro club for the remainder of the campaign and he's "delighted" to play for the Surrey-based team.

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Cech won four Premier League titles, Champions League, Europa League, four FA Cups and three League Cups while representing Chelsea before heading to Arsenal with whom he won the FA Cup.

"Some people seem to think I've changed my job", he said.

"Luckily my job at Chelsea doesn't stop me in my spare time from playing the game I loved as a kid and which I've been playing for years".

Cech's excitement was echoed by his new manager Andy Hemmings, who claimed securing the Czech's signature was massive for the club.

"While being professional footballer I couldn't play the games for obvious reason. now I can (sic)".