Peter BonettiPeter "The Cat" Bonetti
(born September 9
) was a football goalkeeper
for Chelsea F.C, the St. Louis Stars and England. Born in Putney
. Chelsea signed him from the Reading youth team. He made 729 appearances for Chelsea between 1959 and 1979, a record at the time and in one season managed 21 clean sheets. Towards the end of career he spent one season with the St. Louis Stars in the NASL
. His international career is unfortunately remembered for his last game - in the World Cup
of 1970 in Mexico, as a replacement for Gordon Banks
in the quarter-final when West Germany came back from 2-0 down to win 3-2. That game was Bonetti's only World Cup appearance.