Football legend Alan Hudson hopes to raise £30,000 by selling FA Cup winner's medal
Get the latest football news in your inbox for FREE by signing up to our email bulletin Football legend Alan Hudson is selling his FA Cup winner’s medal from “the most brutal game” in English history for £30,000. The playmaker was injured and did not appear for Chelsea as they beat Leeds United 2-1 in the 1970 final replay, a match notorious for its physicality. But he was still awarded a medal, which will be auctioned off next month.
There would have been at least six red cards and 20 yellows under modern standards, but referee Eric Stourbridge booked just one player at Old Trafford. Hudson, who made 145 appearances for the West London club, gave his medal to his mother. When she died it was left to his uncle, who has also now passed away. Hudson was one of the original “Kings Road playboys” who won the European Cup Winners Cup with Chelsea before signing for Stoke City in 1974 for an English transfer record of £240,000.
Hudson moved to Cyprus but ended up broke due to failed business deals. Now 70, he said: “I don’t see medals as trophies, they are great reminders of great times. Peter Preston-Morley, head of the coin department at Noonans, said: “His flamboyant teammates, who included Peter Osgood, Charlie Cooke, John Hollins and Ian Hutchinson, welcomed Hudson as the team’s creative playmaker. “The FA Cup final replay, at Old Trafford on April 11, 1970, is still considered the most brutal game in the history of English football.
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