Former Chelsea and Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has swapped football boots for ice skates as he joins Phoenix in his debut season.
Cech has now signed for ice hockey team Guildford Phoenix as a netminder and will make his debut on Sunday. The 37-year-old retired from professional football at the end of last season and has been training with the club as he bids to begin his ice hockey career.
"I am delighted to have the opportunity to play with the Pheonix to get the match experience," said Cech.
"I hope I can help this young team to achieve their goals for the season and try to win as many games as possible when I have the chance to play. After 20 years of professional football, this is going to be a wonderful experience for me to play the game I loved to watch and play as a kid."
OFFICIAL: Petr Cech has signed for English hockey team @gford_phoenix.— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) October 9, 2019
"After 20 years of professional football this is going to be a wonderful experience for me to play the game I loved to watch and play as a kid." pic.twitter.com/LdrBss57eX