The 35-year-old has been voted his country’s best footballer for the 11th time running after winning the ‘Golden Ball’ prize on Tuesday.

The ‘Golden Ball’ is the Czech Republic’s equivalent of England’s FWA Player of the Year award voted for by the nation’s journalists as Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Czech continued his dominance in his country.

Cech claimed the 2017 edition of the award after helping his side to a fifth-placed finish in the Premier League as well as winning the FA Cup.

“So proud to win this beautiful trophy for already eleventh time,” Cech posted on Twitter.

“Golden Ball for footballer of the year in the Czech Republic.”

Cech, who featured 37 times in all competitions this season keeping 13 clean sheets, finished ahead of compatriots such as Hoffenheim’s Paavel Kaderabech and Sampdoria’s Patrik Schick and has not won the award only twice since he picked up his first trophy after the 2004/05 season with Chelsea.

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