Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech set to release debut single – with help from a famous friend

Petr Cech

With his retirement just around the corner, Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has been doing more with his time than simply keeping the Emirates bench warm.

The veteran Czech is set to hang up his gloves at the end of the season after a glittering career in which he’s won four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, the Champions League and the Europa League.

And the keen drummer is set to mark the occasion by releasing a charity single in collaboration with Queen legend Roger Taylor. 

The 36-year-old will bring out a self-written song titled That’s Football next week, according to weekly gossip newsletter Popbitch (opens in new tab).

Cech has reportedly enlisted the help of his friend and Queen co-founder Taylor for the single, five-and-half years after the pair appeared on BBC’s Football Focus (opens in new tab) together.

The track should be available for download next week and is, according to Popbitch: "Every bit as good as you'd expect a song written and performed by two drummers to be."

All the more reason to look forward to it, we say.


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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.