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Chelsea hero Petr Cech pays tribute to Peter Bonetti

Chelsea hero Petr Cech has paid tribute to Peter Bonetti after he passed away yesterday.

Both men are regarded among Chelsea's greatest ever goalkeepers.

Cech stated: "The one thing that comes to my mind about Peter is that he was a legend as a player but he was a really true gentleman and an unbelievable personality.

"When I arrived at Chelsea, I had the honour to meet him for the first time and it felt like I'd known him for 10 years because he was just such a nice guy.

"He had the record for most clean sheets, second most games in the history of the club and he was a real legend but he stayed humble and a really nice person to be in company with.

"We hadn't seen him at the Bridge for some time because he was battling his illness but I remember one of the last times, he still stayed positive and he was in great form. He was really dedicated to football."

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