On Sunday, Petr Cech captained the Czech Republic’s 2-1 win over Latvia, which saw them through to Euro 2016.
Holland’s 3-0 loss to Turkey means that the Czech Republic will be going to France next year along with England, who qualified on Saturday after beating San Marino 6-0.
In 2004, the country reached the semi-finals, while back in 1996, they were the competition runners-up. Next year, Cech will be hoping for a similar run, if not better, as he inevitably captains his team in another huge tournament.
In addition, hopefully the victory will give the goalkeeper an extra boost ahead of returning to north London, as the Czech Republic’s next match isn’t until October.
After a shaky start, the keeper’s been warming up during recent matches, with a particularly impressive display against Liverpool at the Emirates, and is beginning to look like the player we always knew he was.
By Euro 2016, Tomas Rosicky should also be back in action and ready to compete.
Cech has featured in every European championship since he was 16, so the 33-year-old will be over the moon.