Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech, who retired at the end of the 2018/19 season yesterday, has teamed up with legendary Queen drummer Roger Taylor to record ‘That’s Football’
Of the many football and music collaborations there have been, here we have perhaps one of the most unlikely duos.
Cech is a keen drummer and wrote the song himself about what football has meant to him with all proceeds from the song going to the Willow Foundation.
Listen to ‘That’s Football’ by Petr Cech and Roger Taylor on the Official Fantasy Premier League playlist on Spotify.
Cech said: “My career is coming to an end am I was thinking how to look back and put those amazing 20 years into words. There is a lot of emotion in playing football and also with music I wanted to bring those emotions from football through music.
“When I asked Roger about the idea he was up for it and we started to make this happen. To have such a legendary musician do that with me is something really special for me. I have been a fan of Queen my whole life, and to work in the studio with Roger on this was an incredible experience.
“I’m also a big fan of the Willow Foundation because of its amazing work as a charity. Bob and Megs really deserve to be supported for all the effort and work they put into it. He’s an Arsenal legend on top of that!
I felt if we could have some fun and raise some money for the Willow Foundation, that it would be a nice farewell to my playing career”
Watch out Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, & others, there’s a new artist in town 😂😂😂🤣🤣. To mark my retirement the legendary Roger Taylor and myself thought it would be fun to do a song to raise money for the wonderful @Willow_Fdn . out next week on Virgin Records. 😂😂 #thatsfootball pic.twitter.com/vDZPSTINyM
— Petr Cech (@PetrCech) May 3, 2019
Cech has won every possible title during his 15 years in the Premier League with Chelsea and Arsenal, establishing himself as one of the best keepers of all time and setting new records.
The former Czech international has won the Champions League, four Premier League titles, the Europa League, five FA Cups, four Community Shields and three League Cups. He also holds the record for the most clean sheets in Premier League history – currently at 202.
Roger Taylor is a founding member of Queen, has sold an estimated 300 million records worldwide, as well as having 18 number one albums and 18 number one singles worldwide. He has won four Ivor Novello awards, four Brit Awards, and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.