[table caption=”Petr Cech”]
Date of Birth:, “May 20, 1982”
Place of Birth:, “Plzen, Czech Republic”
Weight:, 92 kg
At the Club since:, “July 1, 2004”
“Squad No.:”, 1
Petr Cech was recently voted as the best goalkeeper in the premier league, on the back of him keeping 150 clean sheets in the Premier League, after 313 matches, which is the least number of matches taken to reach the 150 clean sheets figure.
He just happens to be the goalkeeper with second most number of clean sheets, and will certainly reach the summit in the coming seasons, he would be dislodging David James off the top.
His nearest competitor, was Edwin van der Sar, who kept 132 clean sheets in the same number of matches: 313. Here are some of the most important facts about the best Goalkeeper in the Premier League.
Petr Cech: Representations and Tenures:
[table]Team, Appearances, Tenure
Czech Republic, 107, “2002- till date”
Sparta Prague,27, “2001-2002”
Chelsea,323*, “2004-till date”
[table caption= “Transfer History:”]From, To, Amount, Date
FK Chmel Blsany, Sparta Prague, “£465,000″,2001
Sparta Prague, Rennes,”£3.3 million”, “July 01, 2002″
Rennes, Chelsea,”£7 million”,”July 01, 2004″
Being a goalkeeper, his height of 6’5” only helps in diving and jumping when he makes those amazing saves, or stops shots, another one of his strength has been his consistency, which he has maintained for Chelsea for almost a decade. Besides, he is good at saving everything from long range shots, to close range shots.
Not many, except for him being a little bit resistant in coming out to claim balls.
The same as that of any Chelsea Player in the past decade, when he saved enough to beat Bayern in a Penalty shoot-out in Munich, 2012 thereby claiming the first Champions League for the club.
The head injury that he suffered at the hands of Stephen Hunt, was career threatening and is certainly the lowest point of his career, the fractured skull is the reason why he always wears head gear.
Athleticism and agility that always help him make top saves. His concentration is second to none.