Petr Cech, often considered among the best Premier League goalkeepers of all time, will continue his netminding ways -- but this time on ice skates.
The ex-Chelsea and Arsenal keeper signed a one-year deal with the semiprofessional Guildford Phoenix ice hockey club in England on Wednesday.
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"I am delighted to have the opportunity to play with the Phoenix to get the match experience," the 37-year-old Cech said in a statement released by the club. "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."
Guildford was founded in 2017 and plays in the fourth tier of British hockey. Head coach Milos Melicherik said the ex-Czech Republic international could make his debut against the Swindon Wildcats on Sunday.
Cech is a noted ice hockey aficionado, having played in a testimonial for former NHL star Martin Havlat in 2017.
Cech serves as a technical advisor for Chelsea, where he played 10 seasons and won four Premier League titles and the 2012-13 Champions League. After his time at Stamford Bridge, he played an additional four campaigns at London rivals Arsenal before retiring from football last year.