Legendary footballer Petr Čech makes debut in British hockey league

Legendary Czech footballer Petr Čech has made his debut in the British Ice Hockey League. The former Chelsea and Arsenal goalkeeper played for the defending champions Belfast Giants, contributing to a 5-1 victory against Glasgow Clan.

The 41-year-old Cech, who is considered as one of the best goalkeepers of the modern era, has joined ice hockey champions Belfast Giants on loan from Oxford City Stars as temporary emergency cover.

The Champions League winner was introduced by coach Ada Keefe for the final five minutes of the game, after a packed 6000-strong crowd started chanting ‘We Want Čech.’

Author: Ruth Fraňková