Former Chelsea midfielder, who played for £25 a week in the 1950s, has won a £5.5m Lotto jackpot and become another Chelsea Millionaire. 75 year old Terry Bradbury played alongside Jimmy Greaves and Terry Venables in the late 1950s. Bradbury also had stints with Southend, Leyton Orient and Wrexham, won the jackpot in Saturday’s National Lottery draw.
Bradbury and his wife Ann (Eleanor), who live in Buxton, told reporters they would use the winnings to provide security for their four sons and nine grandchildren.
Mrs Bradbury said:
“It is wonderful to think that none of our children will have a mortgage or any stress for the rest of their lives. This win provides our family with security and this is what pleases Terry and myself more than anything.”
Mr Bradbury told reporters the most he earned during his professional football career was £25 each week, getting a £4 win bonus and £2 for a draw. After retiring from the game himself and his wife ran a pub.
He described Jimmy Greaves as “the greatest goal machine” he had ever seen. He still speaks fondly of Chelsea and claimed,
“I had a good time at Chelsea, enjoyed every minute – all through my playing career. This is just the icing on the cake for Ann and I.”