Petr Cech has made the natural transition from Premier League record-holder to ice hockey player after signing a one-year deal with British side
**PETR CECH SIGNS WITH THE PHOENIX**— Guildford Phoenix (@gford_phoenix) October 9, 2019
The ex professional footballer will begin his ice hockey career this Sunday when he makes his debut for the Phoenix!
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The former Chelsea stopper has been training with the club ever since his footballing swansong in the Europa League final in Baku last season - in which he turned out for the eventual losers Arsenal - and spoke of his excitement at beginning a new challenge.
"I am delighted to have the opportunity to play with the Phoenix to get the match experience," he said, via the club's official website. "
"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.
His new side ply their trade in the
The Premier League legend kept 202 clean sheets during a 15-year top-flight career, 11 of which came in west London with the other four with the Gunners. During his time in England he amassed
Cech's excitement was echoed by his new manager