DAVID WEBB

David Webb


An east Londoner, David Webb began his career with local club Leyton Orient in the early 1960s before arriving at Chelsea via Southampton in 1968 for £60,000.

Over the next six years he would go on to make 299 Chelsea appearances, scoring an impressive 33 times despite playing largely as a defender, in one of our most celebrated sides.

Webb's greatest moment came in the 1970 FA Cup Final replay, when he headed the winning goal against Leeds United at Old Trafford, leaping high to head home at the far post following a long Ian Hutchinson throw-in.

It was even more special because in the first game at Wembley, Webb had been tormented by Leeds winger Eddie Gray.

A year later he was a part of the side that lifted the Uefa Cup Winners Cup, again after a replay, against Real Madrid in Athens.

Webb departed for our west London neighbours QPR in 1974, but returned to Stamford Bridge as temporary manager in February 1993, helping preserve our top flight status. He has since taken managerial posts at Brentford, Yeovil Town and Southend United.

 


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