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Tony Hateley - RIP

A former servant of Chelsea Football Club passed away yesterday.

After a long illness Tony Hateley passed away aged 72.

Hateley was signed by Tommy Docherty back in October 1966 for a fee of 100,000 from Aston Villa.

At that time the fee paid to Villa was a club record and Hateley was perceived as a replacement for the legend that is Peter Osgood, who was side-lined with a broken leg.

The tall striker played 33 times for Chelsea scoring 9 goals before he was sold to Liverpool for 96,000.

Our deepest sympathies and condolences go to his family and friends.

RIP Tony.




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Writer: Merlin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday February 2 2014

Time: 10:44AM

Your Comments

One of the best headers of the ball I ever saw although I really only remember him in the colours of Liverpool & later, I think Coventry. His son Mark had a decent career though, playing several times for England.
analooish
He will always be remembered by us older 'blues', for the goal he scored at Villa Park against Leeds in the FA Semi 29/4/67...RIP
Since1963
Sad news. Condolences to his family and friends. RIP Tony.
syed230183_chelseafc
RIP Tony. More football deaths: Luis Aragones, former Spain coach and Euro 2008 winner, dies at 75 in a sad day for Spanish football. RIP champs.
HGH Magic
Rest In Peace,tony!
Ken4CFC
Regret not being able to comment sooner on Tony Hateley. To be honest he was a poor choice by Docherty as a replacement for Ozzie as they were polar opposites in terms of skill and positioning. The team of 66/67 just could not adapt the glowing football played pre the broken leg to the target man approach that best suited Hateley's talents. Nevertheless as said already by others he played a key role in getting us to Cup Final, unfortunately that like the season as a whole promised much and delivered nothing. At the end of it Hateley was gone, and not much missed. But that header against Leeds remains a pleasant memory. Thanks, Tony.
colourtheisblue
 

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