Petr Čech once again named Czech Republic Player of the Year

The 33-year-old has been stellar once again this season, now with Arsenal, and was voted the best Czech player in the world for the eighth time.

Petr Čech once again named Czech Republic Player of the Year
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For a record eighth time, goalkeeper Petr Čech has been named the Czech Republic Player of the Year. He has now won the award in all but three of the last 11 years.

He was voted the winner over David Lafata and Vladimir Darida by a panel of players, coaches, and journalists.

Čech posted this picture of himself with the award on social media after being voted the winner once again.
Čech posted this picture of himself with the award on social media after being voted the winner once again.

Čech, 33, signed with Arsenal this summer, but that certainly didn't affect his always-fine form. With the Gunners so far in the 2015-16 campaign, Čech has recorded 12 clean sheets in 28 matches, performing spectacularly to help the club reach a comfortable top-four position in the Premier League table once again.

On December 28 against Newcastle, Čech recorded a 2-0 shutout, putting him above all Premiership keepers with a record 170th career clean sheet. He has over 360 league appearances in net.

Čech remains dominant 'keeper

After a lengthy youth career with clubs in his home nation, the stopper joined his first out-of-country club in 2002, joining French team Rennes on a four-year agreement.

Čech made 70 league appearances for Rennes and was named man of the match against Paris Saint-Germain in his first season.

He caught the eye of Chelsea in 2003 after trialing with the club, and after an initial bid was rejected by Rennes, the English club was able to snatch Čech away for a £7 million fee. 

Spending time with the Blues from 2004 to 2015, Čech made over 300 league appearances and cemented himself as one of the top 'keepers in the world. 

Over his career, he has won four Premier League titles, four FA Cup titles, and a UEFA Champions League titles. Additionally, he has been capped a record 118 times for the Czech Republic national team.