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Roy Wonder

Chelsea Champion

By (author) Jim Drury, Roy Bentley
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The History Press Ltd, Stroud, United Kingdom
Published: 31st Oct 2005
Dimensions: w 164mm h 242mm d 25mm
Weight: 534g
ISBN-10: 0752437070
ISBN-13: 9780752437071
Barcode No: 9780752437071
Roy Bentley was a feted international goalscorer whose goals helped fire Chelsea to their one and only championship title in 1955. This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of that success and is also Chelsea's Centenary Year, in which much attention will be on Roy, the captain of that great side. In addition, with Chelsea winning the Premiership last season, their first title win since 1955, interest will be renewed in Roy's achievement. Now aged 80 Roy is still an icon at Chelsea and is regularly invited onto the pitch at Chelsea home matches and seen on Match of the Day. Having served in the Royal Navy during World War Two, a broken ankle saving him from almost certain death on a sunken submarine, Roy became one of the heroes of his generation. Having been part of Newcastle's 'Bank of England' forward line alongside the likes of Jakie Milburn, Roy represented England in the World Cup, and scored a hat-trick for his country at Wembley. He appeared in films with the likes of Joan Collins and mingled with screen stars such as Ava Gardner. He later spent 12 years as a football manager at reading and then Swansea.

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