Hudson found himself in a Chelsea side noted for its flair and skill, complete with equally flamboyant footballers such as Peter Osgood and Charlie Cooke. It was during the 1969-70 season that he established himself as the teams playmaker, in the midfield of a 4-2-4 formation alongside John Hollins who was more defensive, creating goals for Osgood and Ian Hutchinson and enabling Chelsea to finish 3rd in the First Division.
He played in every match in Chelsea’s run to the FA Cup final in 1970, but missed the final itself due to another injury when they beat Leeds United 2-1 in a replay at Old Trafford having drawn 2-2 at Wembley. He did however play a major role in Chelsea’s replayed European Cup Winners Cup Final win against Real Madrid in Athens a year later.
Here is a 16 x 12 photo signed by Chelsea legend Alan Hudson. The shirt was personally signed by Alan in Birmingham, 27th March 2011 in a signing session carried out and attended by Allstarsignings.
The item comes with an Allstarsignings certificate of authenticity which will have photographic proof inserted into it and our tamper-proof hologram.