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Tributes pour in for former Chelsea captain Ray Wilkins

Former Chelsea and England captain Ray Wilkins died in hospital at the age of 61.

The midfielder, who also played for Manchester United, AC Milan, Rangers and QPR, was being treated at London’s St. George’s Hospital following a cardiac arrest. He had been placed in an induced coma but passed away on 4th April 2018.

Wilkins, who had been working as a TV and Radio pundit, had been suffering from poor health and alcoholism in recent years. He was charged with drinking driving in 2016 and banned from driving for four years.

He started his career at Chelsea, where he was made captain aged just 18. He built a reputation as one of the young pin-up boys of English football as well as one of its most promising talents.

He made 84 appearances for England, captaining his country 10 times and also won the 1983 FA Cup with Manchester United.

Wilkins spent his retirement moving from club to club as a manager and assistant coach. Tributes for the respected midfielder, coach and pundit poured in following his death…

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