Chelsea pay tribute to Bentley after legend passes away

Chelsea legend Roy Bentley has died at the age of 93.

The former striker won the 1955 league title during an eight-year spell at Chelsea, during which he made 367 appearances for the Blues, scoring 150 goals – making him the joint-fifth highest scorer in the club’s history. He was also their first trophy-winning captain.

“A Chelsea legend in the truest sense of the word, his importance in the club’s story never has, and never will be, forgotten,” Chelsea said on Friday.

Bentley, who joined Chelsea in January 1948, played 12 times for England and was part of their squad at the 1950 World Cup.

After leaving Stamford Bridge he had a four-year spell at Fulham and spent two years at QPR, where he ended his career in 1962.