Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Čech was voted the Czech Republic footballer of the year on Monday for a record ninth time.

The 34-year-old Cech topped the poll of players, coaches, football federation officials, and journalists for 2016.

He appeared a record 124 times in the Czech Republic goal. Čech was at the award ceremony at Prague Castle.

Hertha Berlin midfielder Vladimir Darida polled second, and Borek Dočkal, who recently moved from Sparta Prague to Henan Jianye in the Chinese Super League, was third.

Footballer of the year:
1. Petr Čech (Arsenal), 2. Vladimír Darida (Hertha Berlin), 3. Bořek Dočkal (Sparta Praha)

Manager of the year:
1. Vítězslav Lavička (Czech Republic U21), 2. Jaroslav Šilhavý (Dukla Praha/Slavia Praha), 3. Bohumil Páník (Zlín)
Young talent:
1. Patrik Schick (Bohemians Praha 1905/Sampdoria), 2. Jakub Jankto (Ascoli/Udine), 3. Matěj Pulkrab (Slovan Liberec/Sparta Praha)
Female footballer of the year:
1. Lucie Voňková (USV Jena), 2. Kateřina Svitková (Slavia Praha), 3. Lucie Martínková (Sparta Praha).