Roy Thomas Frank Bentley was born on May 17, 1924 and played most notably for Chelsea and the England national side.
He also represented Bristol City, Newcastle United, Fulham and Queens Park Rangers.
He played 12 times for England, scoring nine goals.
Bentley served in the Royal Navy during the Second World War and afterwards briefly played for both Bristol City and Bristol Rovers before signing for Newcastle United in 1946. He was with the club for less than two years, but formed a key part of one of the most impressive forward lines of the era, alongside Jackie Milburn, Len Shackleton and Charlie Wayman.
In January 1948, Bentley signed for Chelsea for £12,500, partially because he had been advised by his doctor that a move south would be a remedy for the lung problems from which he occasionally suffered.
He scored 23 goals in his first full season with Chelsea, making him the club's top scorer, and earning his first England call-up.
In 1954-55 Bentley achieved one of the highlights of his playing career, captaining Chelsea to their first League title. He also scored 21 league goals during the season, including a hat-trick against Newcastle and two crucial strikes in a 4-3 win against principal rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Bentley scored 150 goals in 367 appearances at Chelsea and is joint fourth in Chelsea's all-time goalscorers list, level with Peter Osgood.
He was top scorer at the club in each of his eight full seasons there.