Today the first of the Shed Wall Legends nominations is announced, with our former star goalscorer Bobby Tambling unveiled as a player for whom fans will be able to vote.
As announced yesterday, there is space on the famous Shed Wall at Stamford Bridge for another of our legendary players to be added to the many whose Chelsea careers are already celebrated on there with pictures, quotes and more.
During this week, five greats are being named as those in the poll, which will open for voting at the weekend via this website and The 5th Stand. Votes may also be cast at the home game against Wolves on Sunday.
Tambling, whose case is argued by his former team-mate John Hollins in the video above, was Chelsea’s all-time highest goalscorer for 47 years until overtaken by Frank Lampard in 2013.
His Blues career spanned the 1960s and having scored a winner on his debut in 1959, he went on to find the net 202 times in total, having taken on the main goalscorer’s duties from Jimmy Greaves.
He was the young captain of a team that won promotion, and he found the net when Chelsea won the 1965 League Cup, our first major knockout trophy. He also became the first player to score for Chelsea in an FA Cup final and he contributed five of the goals in a 6-2 win away at Aston Villa. No one has scored more goals for Chelsea in a single league game. He was our topscorer in six of his seasons at the club.
Nomination no.2 will be announced tomorrow.