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Tributes have flooded in for former Chelsea striker Tommy Baldwin following his death aged 78

  • Former Chelsea striker Tommy Baldwin has sadly passed away at the age of 78
  • Tributes have flooded in with many fans paying tribute to the late Chelsea star

Former Chelsea striker Tommy Baldwin sadly died at the age of 78 after a long illness.

The club made the announcement on its website on Monday evening, writing: ‘We send our sincere condolences to Tommy’s family and friends.’

Born in Gateshead in 1945, Baldwin enjoyed a 16-year playing career that spanned from 1962 to 1978.

He began his professional career at Arsenal before signing for Chelsea in 1966.

The forward made his competitive debut for west London at the age of 21, scoring in a 4-1 win against Manchester City.

He scored 92 goals in 239 games for the club before making his final appearance for Chelsea in 1974, when he was loaned out to Millwall.

Baldwin also spent time on loan with Man United before moving to the Seattle Sounders in 1975.

More to follow…

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Read more at DailyMail.co.uk

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