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Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010

Ex-Chelsea 'keeper Borota dies

LONDON (AP) Chelsea says that former Yugoslavia goalkeeper Petar Borota has died at the age of 56.

Borota played 114 times for Chelsea after joining the English club from Partizan Belgrade in 1979. He won Chelsea's player of the year vote in 1981.

Chelsea announced Borota's passing on Saturday, but gave no date or cause of the death.

Former Chelea teammate Gary Chivers says that Borota "was the benchmark for the keepers of today because he was one of the first to dribble the ball out."

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