Chelsea club has revealed that its legendary goalkeeper, Peter Bonetti has passed away at the age of  78 after battling a long term illness.

Bonetti nicknamed ‘The Cat’, played for Chelsea for nearly two decades and racked up 729 appearances for the Blues from 1959 to 1979 becoming the second-highest all-time appearance maker for the club.

Bonetti won the 1970 FA Cup with Chelsea during his time at the club and made seven appearances for the England national team.

Chelsea’s statement on Bonetti’s death read:

“Chelsea Football Club is hugely saddened to announce the passing today of one of our indisputably all-time great players, Peter Bonetti.

“Our former goalkeeper had been suffering from long-term illness. All at Chelsea wish to send our heartfelt and deepest condolences to Peter’s family and friends.”

Legendary Chelsea Goalkeeper, Peter Bonetti, Dies At 78


Ukamaka Doris, a graduate of Mass Communication, from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka has a flair in writing and news reporting which led her into blogging. Previously, Ukamaka Doris has worked as an editor at, presenter at Unizik FM, 94.1, Awka and writer at Ukamaka Doris can be contacted via phone call at 08167016206

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