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Derek Bellotti 1970 - 1974
Fullname:Derek Bellotti
Born:West Ham
Birthday:Wednesday 25th December 1946
Height:6ft 2inWeight:13st 0lb
Position, records and matches
Usual position: Goalkeeper

28th June 2005

Derek who was born in West Ham, is one of the most travelled players in League football today. He started his career-with Q.P.R. then went to Bedford Town and Gillingham. It was while he was with Gillingham that he had a spell on loan at Southend. He left Gillingham for Charlton where he played for their first team in the Second Division. He came back to Roots Hall midway through last season. Derek dominates the penalty area and his clean handling of the ball and distributing of it, has made him a firm favourite at Roots Hall. Derek, whose favourite food is salads, is busy decorating his old house at Rochford. He got married in June of this year. The best memory of his life was getting promotion with Southend.

Article by 1972 Club handbook

Southend United Career
YearsTotalsLeagueFA CupLeague CupOther Cup
Start Sub Goal StartSubGoalStartSubGoalStartSubGoalStartSubGoal
1970 - 1974 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1970 - 1974 79 0 0 73 0 0 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Southend United Career
Start Sub Goal
Southend United Transfers
Date Team Fee Notes
Joined 1 October 1970 Gillingham
Left 1 November 1970 Gillingham
Joined 1 December 1971 Charlton Athletic
Left 1 May 1974 Swansea City