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Chelsea: Zola honoured with OBE

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posted on Oct, 30 2004 @ 05:52 AM
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The British Embassy are to award Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola an OBE at a ceremony in Rome on Monday.

The former Italy international spent seven years with Chelsea and won six major medals before returning to his native Sardinia in 2003 to finish his career with Cagliari.

Zola is one of the best-loved overseas footballers to have played in England and was nominated for the honour for his charity work as well as his impact on the Premiership.

A statement from the British Embassy described Zola as: ''the most enduring and popular foreign player in the history of Chelsea Football Club.

''The 2002/03 season was his last with Chelsea, and he left the club with style, scoring 16 goals.

''Despite the pleas of the fans to remain with the team, he decided to return to his native Sardinia in 2003, having made a remarkable contribution to English football.''

Zola scored 80 times in 312 appearances for the Blues following his 4.5million move from Parma in 1996.

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posted on Oct, 31 2004 @ 04:24 AM
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He was great at Chelsea, one of the better overseas players we have had in the premier.


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posted on Oct, 31 2004 @ 04:30 AM
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Yea Zola was a great player and deserves it.



posted on Oct, 31 2004 @ 04:48 PM
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yer, zola deserves it, he has been one of the best to play in england and he is a idol for youngsters to look up at. not only was he a great player, he was the model profesional


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posted on Nov, 1 2004 @ 12:52 PM
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Yep he sure was...

He was a ugly little bleeder though....



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