Marvin Hinton – Chelsea Football Club Legend

Two days Osgood scored again in the replayed final. He played as a substitute in both finals, helping to earn the Cup and a place in the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup.. At Charlton he made 131 appearances in the league and scored twice. A second goal from John Dempsey sealed victory for the west Londoners.

Leeds, who were the reigning League Champions and one of the best sides at the time, made it hard for Chelsea. But more success was to follow for the ‘Cup Kings of King’s Road’. Marvin Hinton and his team mates had to wait until the replay at Old Trafford to get their hands on the FA Cup.

He made his debut for the club in a 3-1 win over Ipswich Town and went on to play his part in many of Chelsea’s successes in the 1960s and early ’70s. He played along side the likes of Peter Bonetti, John Hollis, Bobby Tambling, Charlie Cooke, Alan Hudson and Peter Osgood and earned his first of three winners medals in the 1965 Football League Cup.

Two seasons later in the 1967 FA Cup he had to accept a runners-up medal when Chelsea were beaten by London rivals Tottenham Hotspur. Then in August 1963 he was signed by Chelsea Football Club for £30,000.

Although further success eluded the club during the 1970s, Marvin Hinton continued to play for Chelsea until 1976. On 19th May 1971 they played a strong Real Madrid side in Athens and drew the match one all. Peter Osgood scoring Chelsea’s goal from a left foot volley. In 1970 Chelsea were able to atone for the 1967 defeat by beating Leeds United.

Marvin Hinton began his career with his local club, Charlton Athletic who were playing in the Second Division when he made his league debut during the 1957/1958 season. He now lives in Crawley and, during the season, can often be found supporting the club at Stamford Bridge.

As with previous season’s FA Cup campaign, Chelsea reached the final of the Cup Winners’ Cup

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