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Charlie Cooke completes card ratings for Shed Wall nominees

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. Charlie Cooke is the final one of the five we showcase here...

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

Cooke’s running with the ball and passing ability both rank very highly on his Ratings Card below.
 

The Blues side of the late 1960s and early 1970s was full of flair, one of the most exciting ever to grace Stamford Bridge, and no one had bums off seats or terrace dwellers on tip-toes more than our own Bonnie Prince of the dribble, Charlie Cooke.

Whether playing out wide or through the middle, the Scot created countless goals with probably the most famous such moment, and the most significant, his ball onto the diving head of Peter Osgood which swung the balance of the 1970 FA Cup replay and sent us on our way to lifting that trophy for the first time.

Cooke was one of the stars too of the side which won our first European trophy, the Cup Winners’ Cup in Greece a year later.

He is a member of a select band who have been named Chelsea Player of the Year more than once, voted the fans’ favourite in both 1968 and 1975.

Click to vote in the Legends Poll
 

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