On Wednesday, Former Chelsea and Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech have revealed his intention to swap football for ice hockey after he have successfully signed to play for a British league team “Guildford Phoenix” as a goaltender.
The 37-year-old goalkeeper, who recently retired from playing in the summer, said he was reigniting his love for a sport he first played as a youth.
“I am delighted to have the opportunity to play with the Phoenix to get the match experience,” Cech told the club’s website.
“I hope I can help this young team to achieve their goals for the season and try to win as many games as possible when I have the chance to play.
“After 20 years of professional football this is going to be a wonderful experience for me to play the game I loved to watch and play as a kid.”
The British ice hockey team Guildford Phoenix, who were founded in 2017 and based just south of London, are currently in the fourth tier of Britain’s ice hockey system.
Among the major trophy Petr Cech has won includes four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups, the Champions League and the Europa League during his Chelsea career, with a further FA Cup success coming at Arsenal.