Prague: (IANS) Chelsea's goalkeeper Petr Cech won the Czech Footballer of the Year award for the seventh time in his career, leaving midfielders Tomas Rosicky and Vladimir Darida behind in
second and third places.
Organisers of the poll announced at the presentation ceremony that the awards were given based on
votes by the members of the Czech Football Academy, including captains and coaches of Czech
top league's teams, experienced members of the national side, winners of previous polls and
representatives of the Czech Football Association.
This is the sixth time for Cech, 31, to win this award in a row. Cech has been playing the Premier League with Chelsea since 2004 for more than 100 matches, reports Xinhua.
Rosicky, 33, the captain and playmaker of the Czech national team, also plays the English Premier League. He has been a member of Arsenal since 2006. Darida, 22, is a young promising player and he plays for Bundesliga's Freiburg now.
Czech national team coach Pavel Vrba was named the Czech Coach of the Year for the fourth time. The Personality of Czech Football League title went to midfielder Pavel Horvath, who is Plzen's captain.