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Who's Who of Chelsea is the comprehensive guide to the legendary London club that promises to settle any disputes amongst its supporters once and for all. Packed with facts and stats, it contains profiles of every Chelsea player to have appeared in a competitive match for the team since the club was founded in 1905. Since then, some truly great players have been associated with the club. These include star goalkeeper Peter Bonetti; the goal-machine himself, Jimmy Greaves; strikers Roy Bentley, Peter Osgood, Kerry Dixon and Bobby Tambling; Italians Roberto Di Matteo, Gianluca Vialli and Gianfranco Zola; Dutchman Ruud Gullit; record appearance-maker Ron 'Chopper' Harris; midfielders John Hollins, Terry Venables, Alan Hudson and Charlie Cooke; wingers Peter Houseman, Frank Blunstone and Eric Parsons; defenders John Dempsey, Marvin Hinton, Mickey Droy, John Mortimore and David Webb; the Sillett brothers, John and Peter; all members of Jose Mourinho's 2004-05 squad; and other superstars from yesteryear, including George Barber, Jack Crawford, Willie Ferguson, Hugh Gallacher, Jack Harrow, George Hilsdon, Alex Jackson, Tommy Law, Tommy Lawton, Bobby McNeil, George Mills, George Smith, Dick Spence, Albert Thain, Jack Townrow and Tommy Walker. As well as providing full details on these legends and many others, this indispensable guide also lists the men who have managed Chelsea down the years, including Ted Drake, who guided the club to its first League championship in 1955, Tommy Docherty, Dave Sexton, John Neal, Glenn Hoddle, Claudio Ranieri and Jose Mourinho. Featuring rare photographs of Stamford Bridge heroes past and present, Who's Who of Chelsea is essential reading for any supporter who wants to know everything there is to know about the Premiership's most glamorous club.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845960100
ISBN-10: 1845960106
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 153mm x 22mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Mainstream Publishing
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
Publish Date: 8-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Tony Matthews

Tony Matthews is a former semi-professional footballer who played briefly in Switzerland. He is now a soccer historian and statistician, and is curator of West Bromwich Albion Football Club's museum.

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