This year's Peter Osgood Award was presented to George Carroll by Osgood's widow Lynn prior to Saturday’s Premier League match against Tottenham.
The award was set up in 2016 to honour a coach, participant or volunteer on the Chelsea Foundation’s social inclusion programmes who has shown the commitment, dedication and spirit that the legendary Blues striker was famous for.
This year's award went to George Carroll, who while working as a sessional coach for the Foundation in late 2019, had to deal with a 17-year-old player going in to cardiac arrest on the football pitch.
George, along with a school teacher, in attendance performed 15 minutes of CPR on the player allowing time for a defibrillator to be sourced and used three times and the player’s pulse returned and he started breathing.
At this time the emergency services arrived and took over, they later confirmed that the actions of George, along with the others involved, ultimately saved the young person’s life.
George, who was joined at Stamford Bridge by dad James and friends Ellie Skipper and Daniel Rains, said: ‘It feels weird to win the Peter Osgood Award as I have not spoken about what happened much as it was very serious and someone’s life.
‘For me I just did what I am trained to do and I am glad it worked and looking back it is the best thing I have done in my life.
‘Of course it is nice to be recognised and I’ve brought my dad with me who is very proud but the most important thing is the young person’s life.
‘Having worked at Chelsea I know the name Peter Osgood and what he means to the club, the name carries a lot of gravitas and I would like to thank Lynn for her continued support of the Foundation.’
The award was created in 2016, on behalf of the Peter Osgood Trust, which closed a year earlier after raising more than £100,000 to support various charities. The remaining funds were donated to the Chelsea Foundation.
PREVIOUS WINNERS:2016 - Leanne Tozer2017 - Tom Horrigan2018 – Ellie Crabb2019 – Harry Baker