Peter Bonetti: Former Chelsea goalkeeper left close to £500k in his will

Peter Bonetti: Former Chelsea goalkeeper left close to £500k in his will

- Peter Bonetti left a fortune in his will for his family before his death

- The former Chelsea goalkeeper who won the 1966 World Cup with England leftover £467,000 for them

- Ex-UK prime minister Gordon Brown recognised his contributions to English football and awarded him a medal

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Former Chelsea goalkeeper Peter Bonetti gave his family something to cheer about after bequeathing close to half-a-million pounds for them.

The 1966 FIFA World Cup winner died in April having battled an unknown illness for a long period of time.

Reports reveal that the late goalkeeper left more than £467,000 in his will - giving £5,000 each to his kids, while the remaining rest on trust for second wife Kay.

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Bonetti made 729 appearances across all competitions for the Blues during two spells at Stamford Bridge. Shortly after hanging his gloves, he took up a coaching job but not much was said about it.

Peter Bonetti: Former Chelsea goalkeeper left close to £500k in his will

Peter Bonetti showing off his medal after being awarded by former UK prime minister Gordon Brown. Getty Images.
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'The Cat', as he was fondly called during his reign later became a postman in the Western Isles of Scotland and ran a guesthouse.

He is survived by four children Suzanne Bonetti, Kim Bonetti, Nicholas Bonetti, Lisa Bonetti - with first wife Frances. He also had a son, Scott, with Kay.

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Owing to his contributions to English football, he was awarded a medal by former UK prime minister Gordon Brown.

Having left the Blues in 1979, Bonetti went on to play five games for Dundee United and even came out of retirement in 1986 to play twice for Isthmian League side Woking.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has explained that Premier League side Manchester United offered him the chance to become their coach which he rejected.

The Frenchman spent 22 years at the Emirates Stadium before parting ways with them last two years with Unai Emery appointed as the new manager for the North London club.

During his time with the Gunners, Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson who was Manchester United coach were rivals in the Premier League.

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