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Chelsea pay tribute to Peter Osgood, the King of Stamford Bridge

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The Shed looked up and saw a great star,
Scoring goals past Pat Jennings from near and afar,
And Chelsea won, as we all knew they would,
And the star of that great team was Peter Osgood. Osgood, Osgood, Osgood, Osgood, Born is the King of Stamford Bridge

It's been ten years since we lost Peter Osgood, the King of Stamford Bridge.  He was just 59 when he passed away on March 1, 2006.  A few months after the tribute you see in the video above, his ashes were laid to rest under the penalty spot at the Shed End.  A few years after that, his statue "OSSIE" was unveiled in front of the stadium.  (Both will remain for the new stadium.)  The plaque reads:

Stamford Bridge has many heroes but only one King
Graceful technician; nerveless striker
Icon of the swinging sixties
Adored by fans; scorer of immortal cup final goals
A Big Man for a Golden Age

Didier Drogba was a worthy successor to the crown many years later for the next generation — their career paths and stats are eerily similar — but Ossie remains the one true King, now and forever.

On the anniversary of his passing, the Chelsea official website put together a lovely tribute, complete with old pictures, match reports, and videos.  You should check it out.

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