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From goalkeeper to goaltender, Cech makes ice hockey switch

  • Published at 04:39 pm October 10th, 2019
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Petr Cech

Petr Cech, who played the sport as a youngster before switching to football, could make his debut for the Surrey-based side Sunday when they take on Swindon Wildcats 2

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.

The 37-year-old former Czech international ended his playing career with Arsenal at the end of last season before rejoining Chelsea as a technical and performance advisor in June.

He said he would play for the Phoenix in his spare time.

Cech, who played the sport as a youngster before switching to football, could make his debut for the Surrey-based side Sunday when they take on Swindon Wildcats 2.

Cech spent 11 years as a player at Chelsea, winning 13 major trophies, including four Premier League titles, the Champions League and Europa League, before moving to London rival Arsenal in 2015.