Tributes Paid To Former England Keeper

Last updated : 13 April 2020 By Three Lions

Peter Bonetti has died at the age of 78 with tributes being paid to the long-time Chelsea goalkeeper who was also a member of England's 1966 and 1970 World Cup squads.

Although only the players on the field in 1966 originally received a winner's medal the remaining members of the squad were honoured at a Downing Street reception in 2009.

With Gordon Banks reigning supreme as England's number one goalkeeper during this period it meant Bonetti won only seven caps for his country, including as a late replacement for Banks in the 1970 quarter-final against West Germany.

But his status amongst Chelsea supporters remains almost unsurpassed with the club describing him as 'one of our indisputably all-time great players'.