Petr Čech

  • Date of birth : 20/05/1982
  • Position : Goalkeeper
  • Country : Czech Republic Czech Republic
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Petr Čech

Petr Čech

Clubs: FK Chmel Blšany, AC Sparta Praha, Stade Rennais FC, Chelsea FC

• A major prospect in his youth, Čech became a European champion at Under-21 level with the Czech Republic in 2002 when he saved two penalties in the final shoot-out against France in Basel.

• Had a relatively discreet early club career – at Chmel Blšany, Sparta and Rennes – until he was recruited by Chelsea in 2004, since when he has earned a succession of team and personal honours.

• Named in the All-Star Squad at UEFA EURO 2004 after conceding four goals in four games as the Czech Republic reached the semi-finals; ever-present at the 2006 FIFA World Cup and UEFA EURO 2008, where he made a costly error in the final group game against Turkey.

• Fractured his skull in a Premier League game against Reading FC in October 2006; returned to action three months later and has been obliged to wear a rugby-style headguard for the rest of his career.

• A UEFA Champions League runner-up to Manchester United FC in 2008, despite saving a penalty in the final shoot-out from Cristiano Ronaldo, he has won the FA Cup on three occasions.

• A multiple winner of the UEFA Club Goalkeeper of the Year award, Čech helped Chelsea to Premier League title triumphs in 2004/05, 2005/06 and 2009/10. 

• Ever-present in Chelsea's run to the 2012 UEFA Champions League final, Čech excelled in the showpiece against FC Bayern München, saving an extra-time penalty from Arjen Robben and then denying Ivica Olić and Bastian Schweinsteiger in the shoot-out to help the Blues win the competition for the first time.

• Played all 810 minutes – nine matches – of Chelsea's triumphant UEFA Europa League campaign, the Blues having transferred to the competition from the UEFA Champions League in spring 2013. 

UEFA honours
All-Star Squad
UEFA Champions League: runner-up 2008; winner 2012
UEFA Europa League: winner 2013
UEFA European Under-21 Championship: winner 2002
UEFA Club Goalkeeper of the Year: 2005, 2007, 2008 users' Team of the Year: 2005

Last updated: 05/06/13 15.28CET

Match log

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03.09.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageCzech RepublicCzech Republic0-1USAUSA9000
09.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundCzech RepublicCzech Republic2-1NetherlandsNetherlands9000
10.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundTurkeyTurkey1-2Czech RepublicCzech Republic9000
13.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundKazakhstanKazakhstan2-4Czech RepublicCzech Republic9000
16.11.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundCzech RepublicCzech Republic2-1IcelandIceland9000
28.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundCzech RepublicCzech Republic1-1LatviaLatvia9000
12.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundIcelandIceland2-1Czech RepublicCzech Republic9000
09.08.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal0-2West HamWest Ham9000
16.08.2015English Premier LeagueCrystal PalaceCrystal Palace1-2ArsenalArsenal9000
24.08.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal0-0LiverpoolLiverpool9000
29.08.2015English Premier LeagueNewcastleNewcastle0-1ArsenalArsenal9000
03.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundCzech RepublicCzech Republic2-1KazakhstanKazakhstan9000
06.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundLatviaLatvia1-2Czech RepublicCzech Republic9000
12.09.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-0StokeStoke9000
19.09.2015English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea2-0ArsenalArsenal9000
26.09.2015English Premier LeagueLeicesterLeicester2-5ArsenalArsenal9000
04.10.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal3-0Man. UnitedMan. United9000
13.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands2-3Czech RepublicCzech Republic9000
17.10.2015English Premier LeagueWatfordWatford0-3ArsenalArsenal9000
20.10.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageArsenalArsenal2-0BayernBayern9000
24.10.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-1EvertonEverton9000
27.10.2015English League CupFourth roundSheff. WednesdaySheff. Wednesday3-0ArsenalArsenal9000
31.10.2015English Premier LeagueSwanseaSwansea0-3ArsenalArsenal9000
04.11.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageBayernBayern5-1ArsenalArsenal9000
08.11.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal1-1TottenhamTottenham9000
21.11.2015English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom2-1ArsenalArsenal9000
24.11.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageArsenalArsenal3-0Dinamo ZagrebDinamo Zagreb9000
29.11.2015English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich1-1ArsenalArsenal9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Petr Čech
  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Date of birth (Age): 20/05/1982 (33)
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Squad number: 33
  • Club: Arsenal ( ENG)

  • Height: 196cm
  • Weight: 90kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2015/16
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Intertoto Cup (Second round)
    01/07/00: Blšany 6-2 Dnepr
  • National team: UEFA European Under-16 Championship (Final tournament - Group stage)
    25/04/99: Czech Republic 0-1 Germany

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Czech Republic470
Czech Republic U-21110
Czech Republic U-1860
Czech Republic U-1660

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Sparta Praha120
UEFA Super Cup
UEFA Europa League
UEFA Intertoto Cup
Last updated: 30/11/2015 09:54 CET