Former Charlton Athletic player and manager Chris Powell has sent a message to fans on Twitter about the “fairytale ending” to his career at the south London club, which has left many Addicks supporters buzzing.
The 50-year-old made more than 200 appearances for the Addicks across three different spells with the club and represented them in both the Premier League and the Championship.
His final appearance came on the final day of the 2007/08 season in a 4-1 victory against Coventry City.
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Despite spending the majority of his career at left-back, Powell was brought on in midfield late on and grabbed a goal in front of the Covered End at the Valley.
The Englishman surged into the box to latch onto a long throw and put his effort past Kasper Schmeichel – scoring just his third goal for the Addicks.
To commemorate the 12th anniversary of that game, Charlton posted a clip of Powell discussing the goal earlier this week and yesterday the ex-Addicks defender took to Twitter to send a message to fans concerning that moment.
What a day and what a fairytale ending to my time as a player at Charlton, a day I’ll never forget. I’ll see all of you Addicks fans on the other side as we will come through this together. Stay safe and well everyone and I’ll dedicate that day and goal to “the worm” Seb Lewis…
— Chris Powell (@ChrisPowell1969) May 6, 2020
Unsurprisingly, Powell’s message has been well-received by fans of the south London club, many of whom took to Twitter to show their appreciation for the club legend.
Read their reaction here:
Pure class 🙌🏼
— smaclennan (@Maccn5) May 7, 2020
What a guy! Absolute Legend
There’s only one Chris Powell. ❤️
— 100%Charlton (@100PercentCafc) May 7, 2020
Unbelievable player, total CAFC legend but most importantly a first class human being. Total respect ❤️
— Terry Smith (@KillersBeard) May 6, 2020
Class act as always Chris 👍
— Paul Walsh (@walshie16) May 6, 2020
Absolute class act and oozes kindness in abundance. Brilliant man.
— Stu Alleway (@StuAlleway) May 6, 2020
What a legend 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
— CAFCMSH76 (@CAFCMSH1976) May 6, 2020
Super Chrissy Powell ♥️
— Gary J Mc 🇬🇧 (@TherealGaryI) May 6, 2020
i love and miss you x
— Finchy (@Dan_Finchy) May 6, 2020