Chelsea FC’s Top Five Cult Heroes

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Pat Nevin

Younger readers will likely associate Pat Nevin with his excellent tactical analysis for the BBC and Chelsea TV but between 1983-88, the diminutive winger made 193 appearances for the club scoring 36 goals in the process including a legendary equaliser against Liverpool in the 1984-85 season at Anfield. During his time at the club he won the club’s Player of the Year award twice, in his first season in 1984 and in 1987. He also helped lead Chelsea FC to the second division title and promotion to the top flight in the 1983-84 season.

Nevin was as cultured on the pitch as he was off it, often spending his spare time writing reviews of gigs and albums. Since retiring away from football he’s been found DJing in indie clubs in London playing music from artists like Belle & Sebastian,  Orange Juice and The Fall.

Basically he was a great footballer, universally loved by the fans and a super cool guy.  If that doesn’t make a cult hero I don’t know what does.

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