Arsenal goalkeeper, Petr Cech has announced that he will retire from football at the end of the season.
The 36 year old made the announcement on Tuesday on his Twitter handle.
Cech wrote: “This is my 20th season as a professional player and it has been 20 years since I signed my first professional contract, so it feels like the right time to announce that I will retire at the end of the season.
“Having played 15 years in the Premier League and won every single trophy possible, I feel like I have achieved everything I set out to achieve.”
Cech arrived at Arsenal in June 2015 after 11 trophy laden years at Chelsea where he won 13 trophies including four premier league titles and one UEFA champions league.
Before joining Arsenal, Cech arrived in England in July 2004 when he was signed by Chelsea from French club Rennes. He went on to set a club record of 228 clean sheets for Chelsea in all competitions, beating the previous mark of 208 set by former England international Peter Bonetti between 1960 and 1979.
In October 2006, his career was in doubt when he required surgery for a skull fracture after a collision with Reading’s Stephen Hunt. He was out for three months and has since worn a protective head guard during games.
The goalie says he can’t wait to see how life will turn out for him after retirement.
“I am looking forward to seeing what life holds for me off the pitch,” he said.
While reacting to the announcement, Arsenal football club via a tweet thanked Cech for his professionalism, honesty and service to the club.
“For your consummate professionalism, for being the perfect role model, for the 50 clean sheets, for your honesty, your integrity and for your inspiring work with the Arsenal Foundation, we want to say – thank you Petr Cech,” tweeted Arsenal.