Former Arsenal ‘keeper Petr Cech is set to be inducted into the Premier League Hall Of Fame, alongside Alex Ferguson, Rio Ferdinand and legendary Gunners manager Arsene Wenger.
Cech played for Arsenal between the years of 2015 and 2019. However, most audiences hold the view that he enjoyed his best years while between the sticks for Chelsea.
On his induction, Cech said: “When I was a child growing up in communist Czechoslovakia, playing in the Premier League was an unimaginable dream. When I look back to where I started, diving on rock-solid pitches with stones like golf balls, it has been an amazing journey.
“I hope to be known as someone who showed effort, commitment, and consistency. Making a great save feels the same as scoring a goal and I’m proud of my clean sheet record, but I was even more happy when those clean sheets won matches and points for the team and contributed to titles!
“It’s an honour for me to be voted into the Hall of Fame in the best league in the world. That’s really a special recognition and leaves a legacy. I’m proud that fans voted for me and appreciated the way I performed over the years.”
Between Chelsea and Arsenal, Cech made 443 appearances in the Premier League. He is widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers of all time – arguably, he is also the best ‘keeper in Premier League history.