Former Chelsea and England goalkeeper Peter Bonetti died

Former Chelsea and England goalkeeper Peter Bonetti died after 78 years of his life.

Bonetti was one of the best goalkeepers of Chelsea of the 1960’s and 1970s. He was the superstar goalkeeper of that time.

He played for England in 1960’s World Cup-winning squad but was unused throughout the tournament.

Bonetti played 7 times from England and was featured in the 1970 World Cup-quarter finals defeat by West Germany.

Bonetti also won the League Cup in 1965 and the Uefa Cup Winner’s in 1971 with Chelsea.

He played a vital role in Chelsea’s FA Cup final victory in 1970.

FA Chairman Greg Clarke said: “I am very saddened to hear that Peter Bonetti was passed away. Part of our 1966 World Cup-winning squad, he was not only a wonderful goalkeeper but also a hugely popular figure in the English game.”

Former Chelsea captain John Terry added: “I’m heartbroken. A Chelsea legend and hero.”

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