Peter Bonetti Wiki – Peter Bonetti Biography
Peter Bonetti born Peter Phillip Bonetti was a former Chelsea and England goalkeeper. He made 729 appearances for Chelsea and kept 208 clean sheets. He assisted Chelsea to win the 1964-65 League Cup, the 1970 FA Cup, and the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in 1971. He held the record for the most clean sheets as a Chelsea goalkeeper until January 2014, when Petr Cech surpassed him. He played five games for Dundee United in 1979. He also had a stint in the US with the St Louis Stars before retiring.
Bonetti made seven appearances for England, including in the 1970 World Cup finals. He was in the 1966 World Cup-winning squad, but did not play, belatedly receiving a winners’ medal in June 2009.
After retiring, he became a goalkeeping coach with Manchester City, Chelsea and the England team. In 1986, at the age of 45, appeared for non-league Woking as they beat Weymouth 1-0 in the FA Cup.
Peter Bonetti Age
Peter Phillip Bonetti was born on 27 September 1941, in Putney, London, England. He died on April 12, 2020. He was 78 years old.
Peter Bonetti Wife
Peter Phillip Bonetti was married two times. He was married to his first wife Frances Jennings with whom he had four children. The marriage ended in divorce. In 1992, he married his second wife Kay V. McDowell, with whom he had a son.
Peter Bonetti Children
Bonetti has 5 children; daughters Kim Bonetti, Lisa Bonetti and Suzanne Bonetti and son Nicholas Bonetti with his first wife Frances Jennings and a son, Scott Bonetti, with his second wife, Kay V. McDowell.
Peter Bonetti Death
Peter Bonetti died on April 12, 2020, at the age of 78 following a long illness. Chelsea FC confirmed the news in a statement: “Chelsea Football Club is hugely saddened to announce the passing today of one of our indisputably all-time great players, Peter Bonetti. Our former goalkeeper had been suffering from long-term illness. All at Chelsea wish to send our heartfelt and deepest condolences to Peter’s family and friends.”
Following the sad passing of Peter Bonetti, Petr Cech paid tribute to him in a statement: “It’s really sad news for everybody involved in Chelsea Football Club. We send our condolences to his family and all the people who knew him. Peter was an absolute legend for the club on and off the pitch and that’s how he’ll be remembered.”
Peter Bonetti Cause of Death
Peter Bonetti’s cause of death was not revealed. A Chelsea statement announcing his death said he had been suffering from long-term illness.
Peter Bonetti Net Worth
Information about Peter Bonetti’s net worth is being updated.
Peter Bonetti Career
Chelsea have described Peter Bonetti as one of the club’s “greatest-ever players” after the former goalkeeper’s death at the age of 78 was confirmed on Sunday.
Affectionately nicknamed “The Cat” for his agile displays, the Putney-born Bonetti was a Stamford Bridge favourite for his unerring loyalty to the club, having made his debut as an 18-year-old and earning his first clean sheet in March 1960. A Chelsea statement confirmed he had died after a long-term illness, while the club captain, César Azpilicueta, tweeted: “Rest in peace a true legend of our club. Sending love to Peter’s family.”
Bonetti earned seven caps for England, conceding one goal in his first six, with much of his international career spent as back-up to Gordon Banks.
Bonetti was a member of Alf Ramsey’s 1966 World Cup winning squad but did not feature for the hosts, instead waiting until 1970 to make a World Cup appearance, deputising when Banks fell ill just before the quarter-final with West Germany. With not much more than an hour to prepare, Bonetti was at fault for Germany’s first two goals as England threw away a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2. He never played for England again.
It took 43 years for the goalkeeper to receive his 1966 winners’ medal after an FA campaign to recognise the non-playing squad members of the historic side.
The Football Association chairman, Greg Clarke, said he was very saddened to hear that the “hugely popular” Bonetti had died. Chelsea’s assistant manager Jody Morris also paid his respects to “a Chelsea legend and also the goalie coach when I first got into England Under-21s in 1996”.
The former Wales goalkeeper Neville Southall said: “Peter Bonetti was that nice when he coached us we had sessions where we tried to get him to lose his temper. After two hours he got mildly annoyed. Coolest guy ever.”