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Petr Cech 196m/86 kg 20 years 82-05-20
full caps
Season Club Games Goals
1999/00 Viktoria Plzen 0 0
Chmel Blsany 1 0
2000/01 Chmel Blsany 26 0
2001/02 Sparta Praha 27 0

I saw him in the U-21 final and he was a giant he saved 3/4 penalties and played a very solid game with lots of classy saves he is the intenationalkeeper as well...This is just what we need he is young with a bright future and already a superplaye.We had better sign him before someone eldo does so.

Cech gets Arsenal interest
First Published: May 28, 2002
English champions Arsenal are preparing a bid to bring young Czech goalkeeper Peter Cech to London.
Cech has helped the Czech Republic under-21 side to reach the final of the European Championships and his impressive performances have backed up earlier scouting reports on the player made last year by Arsenal. from www.worldsoccernews.com

Czech goalkeeper Petr Cech is congratulated by Stepan Vachousek and Jan Polak (©EPA/KEY)

Czechs savour penalty glory
Tuesday 28 May 2002

Petr Cech was the hero as the Czech Republic defeated pre-match favourites France 3-1 on penalties to win the UEFA European Under-21 Championship after a scoreless draw at the Saint Jakob stadium in Basel.

Boumsong miss
After his superb display ensured the match finished goalless, Cech then made two saves in the penalty shoot-out before Jean-Alain Boumsong struck his effort against the crossbar and over to shatter France's dreams. It was harsh on Boumsong in particular, who had again been totemic in the French defence. Despite dominating the early phases, however, his team never looked like repeating the easy victories of their previous four games in this tournament, which included a 2-0 win against the Czechs in the competition opener.

'History remembers winners'
Czech coach Miroslav Beránek was in ebullient mood afterwards, revealing that his pre-match talk had served to inspire his players. "We spoke before the game and said how much we wanted to be champions, and I told the players that history only remembers the winners," he said. "France had an excellent first 30 minutes, and we were indebted to Petr Cech. In the second half we were better and were stronger than France."

French attack denied
Cech and his defence dealt with everything Sidney Govou, Steed Malbranque and Pegguy Luyindula in the French attack could throw at them, making sure they went one better than in 2000, when they lost 2-1 at this stage to Italy. France had gone into the game with the same starting lineup which had ejected hosts Switzerland 2-0 in the semi-finals, while the Czechs kept Michal Pospíšil, who scored the 'golden goal' against Italy, on the bench.

Czechs under pressure
The opening period was France's best, and this was when the Czech back-line had to be at their most alert. Govou was especially dangerous, but clear-cut chances always were few and far between. Malbranque did have shooting chances from outside the area, but it was Govou who forced the first save from Cech on 14 minutes after placing the ball through Tomás Hubschman's legs. Soon afterwards Cech did well to stop a Jérémie Bréchet header at close range, but already the early French pressure was receding. Indeed, as the first half ended, the main Czech worry was the fact they had already had to substitute Martin Jiranek and Milan Baroš.

Landreau plays his part
However, in the second period it was clear they need not have been so concerned. What attacking play there was increasingly came at the French end, and now Mickaël Landreau was the busier of the goalkeepers. His best stop came on the hour when he dived to deny Rudolf Skacel, but as the end of normal time approached both teams seemed to tire, with bookings and substitutions outnumbering attempts on goal despite both teams forcing several corners.

No 'golden goal'
Extra time came but even the incentive of a 'golden goal' could not inspire either attack against defences well marshalled by Boumsong and David Rozehnal respectively. So the trial of penalties for both teams, and having moved through each stage in a quieter fashion than France, the Czechs came into their own to claim the trophy.
French pain
It began well for France with Camel Meriem converting, but after that Pospíšil, Zdenek Grygera and Skacel made no mistake for the Czechs. The towering Cech blocked Pierre-Alain Frau and Julien Escude's efforts before Boumsong's shot flew over off the crossbar, the shoot-out ending 3-1.

Joy for winners
Ecstasy for the Czech Republic, finally erasing the pain of their loss to Italy two years ago. France will have to make do with the consolation of their stylish play in the first four matches, and the likes of Benoit Pedretti, Olivier Sorlin, Escude, Luyindula, and Boumsong can draw comfort from the fact it may not be too long before they are elevated to the senior stage.

'A great disappointment'
The luckless Boumsong, perhaps the pick of those players, looked to the future in admitting: "It's a great disappointment. We were very tired but we did our best and I hope the next generation will win it for us." Coach Raymond Domenech paid tribute to the Czechs, saying: "They were a strong team with more energy than us. They also had a great goalkeeper, not only in size, but in the way he played and that made all the difference."

Statistic ABS AVG Appearances 12 Mins. Played 1080 Goal scored 0 0 Goals conceded 13 2.17 Shots on bar Shots on post Shots on target Shots wide stats from the champions league...

Petr Cech

Cech is rated by many in the Czech Republic as the most outstanding young goalkeeper to emerge in years. A former player with FK Chmel Blšanym, where he made his league debut in 1999, and FC Viktoria Plzen, the giant goalkeeper is steadily rising through the domestic and international ranks. He kept goal for the Czech Republic in the 1999 UEFA European Under-16 Championship and the Under-18s in their competition the following summer. Cech was outstanding in the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championships, guiding his country to the last eight, and is also an Under-21 international. A fine commander of a penalty area and confident taker of a ball, Cech is tipped for a bright future. His aim in the 2001/02 season will be to wrestle the No1 jersey from his more experienced team-mate, Jaromír Blažek.

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I was so excited that I didn`t see that I had already posted it ...

I think I can take it away but I don`t know how can anyone tell me ????

Have a nice day Cheers....

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cech is amazing but he wont come to barca

probably because he is non eu bout even though there tryin to sign carini.

arsenal will probably sign him, and us as usual will have average goalkeepers for a club of our status
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