Ray Wilkins

Chelsea and their rivals Manchester United have been hit with a severe blow following the shocking death of their former star Ray Wilkins.

Chelsea confirmed the passing to glory of the England legend on Wednesday, April 4, in a hospital in London.

Ray Wilkins was reported last week,  to have been rushed to an hospital in London after suffering a cardiac arrest and was placed in an induced coma.

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However, he was unable to overcome his problem thereby leaving behind his wife Jackie, with whom he had two children, Ross and Jade. Born in Hillingdon, Wilkins came through the ranks at his boyhood club Chelsea and made his first-team debut against Norwich City at the age of 17 in 1973.

Wilkins would go on to play 179 League matches for the club over the next six years having been appointed club captain at just 18.

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He also made 160 League appearances for Manchester United and helped them win the FA Cup in 1983, defeating Brighton and Hove Albion in the final.

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