Arsenal shot stopper has equaled David James’ record for number of clean sheets in the English Premier League 366football.com can report.
The 33 year old former Chelsea star made history when he shut out Aston Villa on Sunday at the Villa Park for his 169th in his 12 year career in England.
Čech achieved the vast majority of those clean sheets with Chelsea, who he helped to a great number of trophies over an 11-year-period at Stamford Bridge.
“It’s an unbelievable personal achievement and I hope that the final number [of clean sheets] continues to grow. Obviously I hope it continues to help us to stay top of the league and to have a chance to fight for the title,”
“That would be magnificent. I’m delighted to have equalled the record but I’m more delighted with the three points.
His coach Arsene Wenger paid glowing tribute to the Arsenal goalkeeper after the Gunners beat Aston Villa 2-0 on Sunday.
“I don’t believe that anybody still questions Petr Cech today. He is an all-time great in goal and the record speaks for him.”
He recently also equalled the Czech international caps record this year.