Roy Bentley categorically: Chelsea football legend passed away at the age of 93Chelsea confirmed the sad dirt in a statement, saying: “Chelsea Football Club is deeply saddened to confirm the passing of Roy Bentley, our first trophy-winning captain and star of our 1955 Combination Champion team.
“All at Chelsea send our condolences to his family and friends.
“A Chelsea myth in the truest sense of the word, his importance in the club’s story never has, and not ever will be forgotten.”
After joining in 1948, Roy became the top scorer for the combine during the 1949-1950 season before going on to replace Johnny Harris as captain.
He then entice Chelsea to their first ever trophy when they won the Club allied with championship in 1955.
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Chelsea legend Roy Bentley died aged 93 in April
Roy Bentley was a Chelsea tradition in the truest sense of the word,
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The Blues ace outdid up scoring a massive 150 goals in 367 appearances for the club and was top scorer for seven consecutive years.
Roy’s football craft saw him gain 12 caps for England.
A star centre forward for the public team, he was the last surviving member of the 1950 World Cup team.
He marked nine goals for England during his international career.
He also procrastinated for Newcastle, Fulham and Queens Park Rangers before retiring in 1962 at the age of 38.
Roy Bentley unqualified:The Chelsea legend was the last surviving member of England’s 1950 Sphere Cup teamRoy later went on to become a manager, taking over at Study and later Swansea City, where he led them to promotion to the old Third Unit.
After his retirement, he spoke lovingly about his time at Chelsea, pronouncing he always found the fans to be “a great bunch”.
“Running out onto the old Stamford Tie pitch and seeing the applause spread round the whole ground, all the way up to The Emit at the back, really did make you glow,” he said.
“When we were doing prosperously and the ground was packed with more than 70,000 fans, it was something else.”
Quondam Chelsea captain John Terry paid tribute to the late footballing momentous on Instagram, sharing pictures of them together on the pitch with sometime skippers Dennis Wise and Ron Harris.
“Devastated to hear the terribly sad despatch that we have lost a CHELSEA LEGEND in Roy Bentley,” he wrote. “RIP Roy.
“My ruminations go out to Roy’s family, Loraine, Rick, Louise, Lucy, Jess, Emily and James.
“I hand down like to also give a special mention to Roy’s grandson Sid who sadly obsolete away last year but was forever by his side at the Bridge,” he said.
Chelsea fan organisation We Are The Penthouse, were quick to launch a campaign to raise funds for a display in Roy’s pleasure.
They later deleted the tweet with the link for donations, illustrating to their 13,000 followers that John had offered to pay the full amount himself.
“John Terry messaged us on Instagram and provided to donate the full amount for our Roy Bentley display,” they tweeted. “The man is an unconditioned legend and a gentleman, mentioning how he wanted to give back to the #FCF faithful.
“We’ve erased our old tweet to avoid further donations.”