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Shed Wall nominee John Hollins receives his FIFA Ratings Card

Each of the five Chelsea legends in contention for a place on the Shed Wall have received a 21st-century take on their playing abilities in the form of a FIFA Ratings Card. John Hollins' is the second we showcase here...

Voting to decide which former player joins many other Chelsea greats on the Shed Wall remains open until 22 March. Hollins is joined on the shortlist by Bobby Tambling, Jimmy Greaves, Roy Bentley and Charlie Cooke, and you can cast your vote here.

Hollins’ all-round quality is recognised on his Ratings Card below.
 

Energetic midfielder Hollins made nearly 600 appearances in two periods as a Chelsea player.

One of string of outstanding youth products at the time, he broke into the side in the early 1960s at the age of 17 and never looked back.

A regular in teams that fought victorious campaigns in the FA Cup, Cup Winners' Cup and League Cup, Hollins was one of the fulcrums in the side and covered many miles while also weighing in with his fair share of goals.

His consistency was key as he regularly helped transform defence into attack and his two Chelsea Player of the Year awards, in 1970 and 1971, years when trophies were won, show how popular he was with the fans.
 

He left in 1975 but returned in 1983 to be part of a famous promotion side, by then bringing his experience to right-back and a coaching role. He became Chelsea manager with the highlights of his tenure a sixth-place finish in the top-flight and the winning of the Full Members’ Cup at Wembley.

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