All five all-time Chelsea greats who are candidates to be the new player on the Shed Wall at Stamford Bridge are now known, with the addition today of the super-skilful Charlie Cooke to the list.
Voting will begin this weekend, via this website, The 5th Stand and at the home game against Wolves on Sunday, giving fans the chance to decide who will be added to the other legends from our past already honoured on the wall.
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As well as Cooke, the four other nominees who were announced during this week are Bobby Tambling, John Hollins, Roy Bentley and Jimmy Greaves.
In the video above, Cooke’s case is made by the man who captained the side he played in, Ron Harris, who is one of those already on the Shed Wall.
Cooke, Chelsea’s very own Bonnie Prince Charlie, moved to Stamford Bridge from Scotland in 1966 and was vital to the swashbuckling style of play that won so many hearts and Chelsea’s first FA Cup and European trophy as the 1960s became the 1970s.
He was guaranteed entertainment with his ball skills and dribbling ability, and with one such run and cross he set up one of the most iconic goals of all – Peter Osgood’s diving header which levelled the scores in the 1970 FA Cup final replay.
After a short spell at Crystal Palace, Cooke returned to Chelsea and was an important wise head helping a very young team win promotion in 1977.
Keep an eye on this website, The 5th Stand or look for the Bridge Team at the Wolves game this weekend in order to vote.