Peter Bonetti dies after battle with Alzheimer's

Legendary English goalkeeper Peter Bonetti died on Sunday aged 78 after a battle with Alzheimer's.

Nicknamed "The Cat" for his quick reflexes in goal, Bonetti starred for Chelsea but also spent one season with the NASL's St. Louis Stars in 1975. His 729 appearances for Chelsea are the second most in its history.

Bonetti was the backup to Gordon Banks for England when it won the 1966 World Cup and started out as the No. 2 at the 1970 World Cup in Mexico. Bonetti was called on to replace Banks, who was ill with food poisoning, for the quarterfinal against West Germany, which won, 3-2, after trailing, 2-0.

Bonetti was later a a goalkeeping coach with the England national team, Chelsea, Newcastle United, Fulham and Manchester City.
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