Statue unveiled of "The King of Stamford Bridge".

chelsea daft@@chelseadaftContributor IOctober 2, 2010

"Peter would have been so proud. He adored Chelsea just as his fans adored him and there can be no greater recognition than to have his magnificent statue here, outside Stamford Bridge.

I just hope that wherever he is he is able to appreciate the amount of love and affection shown to him, as the tributes paid to him from the Chelsea fans have been wonderful.
"He is the King of Stamford Bridge, it is a simple fact, Fans will come here to have their pictures taken before the game and maybe it will become a meeting place. Parents will explain to their kids here what a great player Ossie was.
'He was one of the people that made me feel at home in my early days at Chelsea, The fans saw him almost as one of them and the club should always embrace its history.'
"The last time I saw Peter was at the Blue is the Colour centenary event two weeks before he passed on. He was charming, vibrant and, he wouldn't mind me saying so today, a bit tipsy. He was a wonderfully friendly guy, full of integrity, a true legend and a true blue and now anyone who walks by this statue will know that too.

From the first day he arrived at Chelsea, Roman Abramovich passed the message to us that he wanted to bring back the old boys, and preserve and celebrate the history of this great club. The unveiling of the Peter Osgood statue is another major milestone in that effort."
A young boy stands among the crowd,
Fifty thousand sing aloud.
Sun sets and rises and thirty years on,
He takes his seat next to his son.

He tells him of a man he did not know,
Compares him to today's hero,
Blessed with talent he strived for success,
Before a time of greed and excess.

The papers print a name and a face,
But his people saw an idol of passion and grace.
For many a year he served the crest,
With the pride of the lion upon his chest.

His dreams, chased often, but realised by few,
Chasing silver, draped in blue.
For all the honours his successors have known,
His legacy has been etched in stone.

He lit the path and led the way,
Set the bar for the stars of today.
Gone he may be, but forgotten never,
For the story of The King will live forever.