Peter Bonetti is dead
Today Sunday is another sad day for Chelsea and England and their former goalkeeper, Peter Bonetti is dead.
Chelsea FC announced on the official website on Sunday, Bonetti died at the age of 78 after suffering from a protracted illness.
The club’s statement reads: “Peter Bonetti’s position in the pantheon of Chelsea footballing gods is unassailable,”
“Bonetti was the Cat who broke the mould, defied the odds, drew the gasps, earned the cheers, and got the cream. All in front of an adoring Stamford Bridge.
“Everyone at Chelsea wishes to send our heartfelt and deepest condolences to Peter’s family and friends.”
Bonetti, had featured 729 times for Chelsea, in his career stretching from his debut against Manchester City in April 1960 to his final appearance against Arsenal in May 1979.
He was also part of England’s 1966 World Cup-winning squad.
However he made seven appearances for England and featured in the 1970 World Cup quarter-final defeat against West Germany.
Furthermore, he helped Chelsea win the FA Youth Cup for the first time with victory over Everton in 1966.