Nacho Monreal says goodbye to Peter Cech on Instagram

After 15 years and the most clean-sheets in Premier League history, the curtain has closed on Petr Cech’s career. He is retiring from the game and leaves as a Premier League legend.

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Thank you @premierleague … 2 teams ?? 15years , 443 apps/ 202 clean sheets , 280 wins and … ???? … it has been a privilege and pleasure ! #goodbye

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The Czech Republic man showed just how impressive a career he’s had in a goodbye Instagram post. Nacho Monreal was quick to respond and wished the former Chelsea man good fortune in the future.

Joining Chelsea in 2004 for £7m, the 36-year-old didn’t take long to establish himself as the best goalkeeper in the league. His lightning fast reflexes and command of his area helped Chelsea on their way to four Premier League titles, of which he played a crucial role in three.

He was also a key part of the 2012 Champions League winning team, saving a penalty from Arjen Robben in extra time, a moment which ensured his place in the hearts of Chelsea supporters.

In all he made 494 appearances for Chelsea, winning 14 trophies along the way.

In the summer of 2015 Cech joined Arsenal for £10m and went on to make 110 appearances for The Gunners, whilst also lifting the FA Cup on one occasion.

He will likely be in goal for the Europa League final in Baku.

Could there be one last trophy for a true legend of the modern game? It certainly would be a fitting ending to what has been a superb career.