Cech wants to double Chelsea appearances

06 April 2011 11:00
Petr Cech has exploded the myth of the seven-year itch by revealing he wants to double the length of his Chelsea career. Goalkeeper Cech is nearing the end of his seventh season at Stamford Bridge, which should see him beat the appearance record for an overseas player of 312 held by Gianfranco Zola. And the 28-year-old, who will play his 304th Blues game in the Champions League quarter-final first leg against Manchester United, has no intention of stopping there, revealing he wants to rack up 600 for the club. Cech, whose arrival at Chelsea coincided with the most successful period in the club's history, told Chelsea Magazine: "When I joined the club in 2004, I was 22 years old and full of excitement. "Now I'm here, almost seven years later, and I still feel the excitement and I still like it. "To hear someone say that you have made over 300 appearances for Chelsea sounds really nice, especially when, over that time, we have been regarded as one of the best clubs in Europe, and in the world. I hope there will be more to come. Now, it's 300. But, who knows, maybe it can be 600 in years to come."

Source: PA