Team-mates, clubs, opponents and pundits have paid heartwarming tributes to Petr Cech after the Arsenal keeper announced his retirement from football at the end of the season.
PC1 @PetrCech you could have waited few more years to retire😡,to allow me the chance to play few more games with the Chelsea legends!!I’m looking forward to fight for the #1 jersey…again😂👍🏻Congratulations for an immense career and good luck for what comes next. 🙌🏻💙 #202cs #1 pic.twitter.com/yJxEjkVeW3
— Carlo Cudicini (@Capitancarloc) January 15, 2019
A champion on and off the pitch. 🏆
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 15, 2019
What a save, what a keeper, what a career.
— Wembley Stadium (@wembleystadium) January 15, 2019
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 @AFC_Foundation, we want to say…
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 15, 2019
Congratulations on a truly outstanding career to @PetrCech. A wonderful goalkeeper, professional and gentleman who has been an absolute credit to our game. Wish him all the very best in his retirement at the end of the season. 👏👏👏 https://t.co/E4NLRPew8R
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 15, 2019
One of my all time favourites. You’ll be missed Petr 👏👏
— Ben Foster (@BenFoster) January 15, 2019
24 – @PetrCech kept 24 clean sheets for @ChelseaFC during the 2004-05 @premierleague campaign – the most any goalkeeper has kept in a single season in the competition. Safe. pic.twitter.com/XclpY1sG6i
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 15, 2019