Arsenal stopper Petr Cech speaks about how he became a goalkeeper (Video)

petr cech wins bat, july 2015

Goalkeepers are an unappreciated breed.

They don’t win individual awards. Fans don’t tend to put their names on the backs of their replica jerseys. So it’s no wonder that most kids don’t want to play there.

Kids dream of being the best in the world and as the Ballon d’Or roll call demonstrates, goalkeepers rarely get the recognition they deserve.

Petr Cech didn’t want to play there. He wanted to play on the left wing and essentially found himself stopping shots by accident.

Hear the Arsenal goalkeeper’s tale of chance in the video below.