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Peter Bonetti

Chelsea FC

7 caps, 4 goals against
five clean sheets

P 7 W 6 D 0 L 1 F x: A 4
86% successful

1966-70

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
660

Profile

Full name Peter Phillip Bonetti
Born 27 September 1941 in Putney, London [registered as Peter [no 'P'] in Wandsworth, December 1941].
Attended St Mary's RC Primary School, Worthing.
Married twice, firstly to Francis T. Jennings [registered in Worthing, Sussex, June 1962], then
to Kay V. McDowell
[registered in Birmingham, August 1992]. Four children, Susanne, Kim, Nicholas and Lisa.
Height/Weight 5' 10", 11st. 3lbs [1968].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Biographies Leaping To Fame - Peter Bonetti (Stanley Paul, London 1968)
 

Aptly titled account of the goalkeeping exploits of 'The Cat' with Chelsea and England. 600 league games make him one of soccer's most loyal subjects. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) Started his career with Worthing RC Youth Club. Bonetti joined Chelsea FC as an amateur in 1958, turning professional in April 1959. In the summer of 1975, after 495 league appearances, Bonetti left for St. Louis Stars of the NASL, he made 21 league appearances, before returning to England and resigning for Chelsea. He made another 105 league appearances (total 600). He retired in May 1979. He did however sign for Dundee United FC in July 1979 for five league appearances. In February 1981, Airdrieonians FC attempted to sign him. He did however play two league matches for Woking FC in 1986.
Club honours FA Youth Cup winners 1959-60; Football League Cup winners 1964-65, runners-up 1971-72; FA Cup runners up 1966-67, winners 1969-70; FA Charity Shield runners-up 1970; European Cup Winners Cup winners 1970-71; NASL Central Division winners 1974-75;
Individual honours Football League (four appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number 846th player to appear for England. 83rd goalkeeper to appear.
Position(s) Goalkeeper
First match No. 402, 3 July 1966, Denmark 0 England 2, a tour match at Idrætsparken, København, aged 24 years 279 days.
Last match No. 448, 14 June 1970, West Germany 3 England 2, Estadio Guanajuato, León, Mexico, aged 28 years 260 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1966, 1970;
Team honours World Cup winners 1966 (unused);
Individual honours England U23 (twelve appearances, 15ga, 4cs)
Distinctions Could have played for Switzerland, his parents were Swiss.

Beyond England

When he spent his season at Dundee United FC, he lived and ran a guest house in Fionnphort, on the Isle of Mull and apparently worked as a postman. He returned to London and coached Chelsea, then Manchester City, and spent time in the England set-up under Graham Taylor. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.38.

 

Peter Bonetti - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub
off
Mins. GA GA Av.
min
Comp GA Clean
Sheets
Cln
Sht Av
Capt. Disc.
21+ 7 2 7 0 0 660 4 158 min 4 5 71.4% None None
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Peter Bonetti - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 2 2 0 0 3 0 +3 0 2 1.50 0.00 100.0 +2
Away 4 4 0 0 6 1 +5 0 3 1.50 0.25 100.0 +4
Neutral 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0 0 1.00 3.00 0.00 -1
All 7 6 0 1 11 4 +7 0 5 1.571 0.571 85.7 +5

 

Peter Bonetti - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
WCF 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0 0 1.00 3.00 0.00 -1
World Cup 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0 0 1.00 3.00 0.00 -1

ECP

1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
ECF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
European Championship 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
Friendly 5 5 0 0 7 0 +7 0 5 1.40 0.00 100.0 +5
All 7 6 0 1 11 4 +7 0 5 1.571 0.571 85.7 +5

 

Peter Bonetti - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 1966 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0 =0
WCF 1970 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0 0 1.00 3.00 0.00 -1
WCF All 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0 0 1.00 3.00 0.00 -1
European Championship Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 1966-68 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
ECP All 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0 0 1.00 3.00 0.00 -1
EC 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 2 1 0 1 4 4 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0

 

Peter Bonetti - Match History
 Club: Chelsea F.C. - 7 full caps

Coach: - Walter WInterbottom - 0 full capsx

Age 20
1 u23 28 February 1962 - Scotland U23 2 England U23 4, Pittodrie, Aberdeen Fr AW Start 1
2 u23 22 March 1962 - England U23 4 Turkey U23 2, The Dell, Milton Road, Southampton Fr HW Start 1
Age 21
3 u23 7 November 1962 - England U23 6 Belgium U23 1, Home Park, Plymouth Fr HW Start 1
4 u23 28 November 1962 - England U23 5 Greece U23 0, St. Andrew's, Birmingham Fr HW Start 1
5 u23 21 March 1963 - England U23 0 Yugoslavia U23 0, Old Trafford, Manchester Fr HD Start 1
6 u23 29 May 1963 - Yugoslavia U23 2 England U23 4, Stadion JNA, Belgrade tour AD Start 1
7 u23 2 June 1963 - Romania U23 1 England U23 0, Stadionul 23 August, Bucureşti AL Start 1
 

Coach: Alf Ramsey - 7 full capsx

Age 22
8 u23 8 April 1964 - France U23 2 England U23 2, Stade Robert Diochon, Rouen Fr AD Start 1
9 u23 13 May 1964 - Hungary U23 2 England U23 1, Népstadion, Budapest tour AL Start 1
10 u23 17 May 1964 - Israel U23 0 England U23 4, Gaon Stadium, Jaffa, Tel Aviv AW Start 1
11 u23 17 May 1964 - Turkey U23 3 England U23 0, Mithat Paşa Stadyumu, Istanbul AW Start 1
Age 23
- u23 25 May 1965 - West Germany U23 1 England U23 0, Dreisamstadion, Freiburg tour AL squad member
- u23 29 May 1965 - Czechoslovakia U23 0 England U23 0, Stadion u Nisy, Liberec AD
12 u23 2 June 1965 - Austria U23 0 England U23 0, Praterstadion, Wien AD Start 1
Age 24
- 400 26 June 1966 - Finland 0 England 3, Olympiastadion, Helsinki Tour AW squad member
- 401 29 June 1966 - Norway 1 England 6, Ullevål Stadion, Oslo AW squad member
1 402 3 July 1966 - Denmark 0 England 2, Idrætsparken, København AW Start 1
- 403 5 July 1966 - Poland 0 England 1, Stadion Šląski, Chorzów AW squad member
- 404 11 July 1966 - England 0 Uruguay 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London WCF HD squad member 13
- 405 16 July 1966 - England 2 Mexico 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London HW
- 406 20 July 1966 - England 2 France 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London HW
- 407 23 July 1966 - England 1 Argentina 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London HW
- 408 26 July 1966 - England 2 Portugal 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London HW
- 409 30 July 1966 - England 4 West Germany 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London HW
Age 25
2 414 24 May 1967 - England 2 Spain 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start 1
3 415 27 May 1967 - Austria 0 England 1, Praterstadion, Wien Fr AW Start 1
Age 26
4 421 8 May 1968 - Spain 1 England 2, El Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid ECP AW Start 1
Age 28
5 436 5 November 1969 - Netherlands 0 England 1, Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam Fr AW Start 1
6 437 10 December 1969 - England 1 Portugal 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start 1
- 443 20 May 1970 - Colombia 0 England 4, Estadio Nemesio Camacho, Olímpico Fr AW squad member
- 444 24 May 1970 - Ecuador 0 England 2, Estadio Olimpico Atahualpa, Quito Fr AW
- 445 2 June 1970 - Romania 0 England 1, Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico WCF NW squad member 12
- 446 7 June 1970 - Brazil 1 England 0, Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico NL
- 447 11 June 1970 - Czechoslovakia 0 England 1, Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico NW
7 448 14 June 1970 - West Germany 3 England 2, Estadio Guanajuato, León, Mexico NL Start

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