Former Chelsea captain Roy Bentley has died. He was 93

Ruben Hill
April 21, 2018

Roy Bentley, the former Chelsea striker and captain has died, aged 93.

All at Loftus Road send out condolences to Roy's family and friends at this sad time.

He captained Chelsea to their first top-flight title in 1955 in addition to scoring 150 goals for the club in 367 appearances between 1948 and 1956.

The word legend is an understatement for Bentley and what he brought to the club will never be forgotten.

50 years after the title success, Bentley presented John Terry with the Premier League trophy as the club was in a golden spell approaching the 100 anniversary of Chelsea Football Club. Originally playing as a striker, he won 12 full England caps and scored nine worldwide goals.

Bentley was the last surviving member of that squad.

He scored nine goals for England during his global career.

He also played for Newcastle, Fulham and Queens Park Rangers before retiring in 1962 at the age of 38.

After 52 appearances here in W12, Bentley moved on to become manager of Reading in 1963.

'I always found Chelsea fans a great bunch, ' he later said. 'Running out onto the old Stamford Bridge pitch and seeing the applause spread round the whole ground, all the way up to The Shed at the back, really did make you glow.

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