Here at talkSPORT, our recollections of Chelsea and Manchester United legend Ray Wilkins will live lengthy.

A gentleman, a father, a good friend, and a hero to so many, he nonetheless means an awesome deal to all.

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Wilkins was one among football’s good guys and may be very a lot missed

And nonetheless, 4 years on from his sad passing, we’re discovering out about his many acts of unbelievable generosity.

After his dying in 2018, talkSPORT had been told by an ex-soldier about how one unbelievable encounter with Wilkins whereas he was homeless that enabled him to get his life again on observe.

It was actual mark of the man, his kindness, his humble outlook, and his wonderful potential to make friends with everybody he met.

And former Eastenders actor Michael Greco, one pal he picked up alongside the best way, has revealed one other story to add to the listing about Wilkins’ charity.

He told Jonny Owen and Friends: “One of the nicest blokes I’ve ever met and since he was a hero of mine rising up, to really meet him and grow to be friends with him was unbelievable.

“I used to live close to Stamford Bridge and we had been taking part in Barcelona in the Champions Legaue and we drew 1-1, it was the primary time Lionel Messi had scored against us.

A legend at Chelsea for his time as a player and a coach, Wilkins was a welcome sight at Stamford Bridge – but happily allowed others to witness the Blues in his name

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A legend at Chelsea for his time as a player and a coach, Wilkins was a welcome sight at Stamford Bridge – however fortunately allowed others to witness the Blues in his name


“Anyway, I didn’t have a ticket and Ray said come down to the bar and we’ll watch it in the bar.

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