According to reports reaching OYOGist.com former Chelsea and England goalkeeper Peter Bonetti has kicked the bucket at 78 years old after a long haul disease, the Premier League club reported Sunday.
“We all at Chelsea Football Club are profoundly disheartened to report the death of our splendid previous goalkeeper, Peter Bonetti, who showed up for the Blues,” said an announcement on the Blues’ Twitter channel.
Nicknamed ‘The Cat’ in light of his spryness, Bonetti was a pillar of the west London side for close on 20 years through the 1960s and 1970s.
He was an individual from England’s successful 1966 World Cup crew, yet such was Banks’ structure Bonetti didn’t play during the competition.
Bonetti’s England profession is bound to be associated with one sad match four years after the fact when, with Banks having endured an instance of food contamination, he was called up into the side beaten by West Germany in the quarter-finals of the 1970 World Cup in Mexico.
Alf Ramsey’s group were 2-0 up however lost 3-2, with Bonetti reprimanded for being to blame for the initial two objectives England yielded.
He was one of the pioneers of pro gloves for goalkeepers, Bonetti later turned into a goalkeeping mentor, coming back to Chelsea and later on working with the England crew.