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|Full name||Roy Thomas Frank Bentley|
|Date of birth||17 May 1924|
|Place of birth||Shirehampton, England|
|Date of death||20 April 2018(aged 93)|
|1960–1962||Queens Park Rangers||45||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Roy Thomas Frank Bentley (17 May 1924 – 20 April 2018) was an English football player and manager.
He married Violet M. Upton in 1946.
Bentley served in the Royal Navy during the Second World War and afterwards played for both Bristol City and Bristol Rovers before signing for Newcastle United in 1946. He was with the club for less than two years, but formed a key part of a forward line which also included Jackie Milburn, Len Shackleton and Charlie Wayman. He reached an FA Cup semi-final with the club in the 1946–47 season, but they were defeated 4–0 by eventual winners Charlton Athletic.
Having scored 150 goals in 367 appearances, Bentley, at the time if his death in 2018, was the fifth in Chelsea's all-time goalscorers list behind Bobby Tambling, Frank Lampard, Kerry Dixon and Didier Drogba.
Following his retirement from playing, Bentley moved into management. He took over at Reading and later Swansea City, winning promotion to the old Third Division with the latter. He returned to Reading in 1977, this time as club secretary.
Retirement and death
Bentley lived in Chigwell, Essex during the late 1980s before relocating to Reading, Berkshire where he lived in 2014. At his death in April 2018, he was the last surviving player from England's 1950 World Cup squad.
|Newcastle United||1946–47||Second Division||36||19||6||3||0||0||42||22|
|Queens Park Rangers||1961–62||Third Division||29||0||4||0||1||0||34||0|
|England national team|
|Reading||1 January 1963||1 February 1969||321||136||79||106||42.4|||
|Swansea City||7 August 1969||16 October 1972||173||66||49||58||38.2|||
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