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Cech wins Player of the Year award

Prague – Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has been named Czech Player of the Year for a record sixth time, the domestic football association said.

The 30-year-old, who also won the award in 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012, earned 644 points in a poll to pip Werder Bremen defender Theodor Gebre Selassie (234) and Hamburg midfielder Petr Jiracek (165).

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech. Credit: AFP

Cech, capped 98 times by his country, beat the record set by former Czechoslovakia keeper Ivo Viktor who picked up the award five times between 1968-76.

Viktoria Plzen coach Pavel Vrba has been named Coach of the Year for a third time in a row. – Reuters

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