UEFA Champions League, two UEFA Cup Winners' Cups, one UEFA
Europa League and one UEFA Super Cup. Chelsea are the only London
club to win the UEFA Champions League, and one of four clubs, and
the only British club, to have won all three main UEFA club
with between 2,454,000, according to Pew Forum, and
approximately 7 million Muslims, according to the Council on
American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), in the United States.
Looking to the future, Islam is set to equal Christianity in number by the
businessman Gus Mears and his brother Joseph, who had also purchased
nearby land (formerly a large market garden) with the aim of staging
football matches on the now 12.5 acre (51,000 m) site. Stamford
Bridge was designed for the Mears family by the n
In October 1905 it hosted a rugby union match between the All Blacks
and Middlesex, and in 1914 hosted a baseball match between the
touring New York Giants and the Chicago White Sox. It was the
venue for a boxing match between world flyweig
Ranieri was unable to deliver any trophies, and was replaced by Jos
Mourinho. Under Mourinho, Chelsea became the fifth English team to
win back-to-back league championships since the Second World War
(200405 and 200506), in addition to winning
League Cups and four FA Community Shields, one 12 Management
13 Club personnel
o 14.1 Domestic
14.1.3 Minor Cups
o 14.2 European
o 14.3 Doubles
18 External links
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Definitive Story of the First 100 Years. Headline Book Publishing
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per-year, the deal is second in English football to Chevrolet's 50
million-per-year sponsorship of Manchester United.
The club has a variety of other sponsors and official partners, which
include Gazprom, Delta Air Lines, Sauber, Audi, Sing
were relegated. Further problems were caused by a notorious hooligan
element among the support, which was to plague the club throughout the
decade. In 1982, Chelsea were, at the nadir of their fortunes, acquired
by Ken Bates for the nominal sum of 1,
"2013 final: Stamford Bridge". Uefa.com. Retrieved 11 March
"THE LONDON FOOTBALL REPORT 2008" (PDF).
footballfanscensus.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 March
2014. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
For the appearance and goalscoring records of all
Chelsea's first home colours, used from 1905 until c. 1912.
Chelsea have always worn blue shirts, although they originally used the
paler eton blue, which was taken from the racing colours of then club
president, Earl Cadogan, and was worn with wh
"Stamford Bridge: 'Slinky' or Bird's Nest? Chelsea unveil new
500m stadium". The Independent. UK. 3 December 2015. Retrieved 3
Glanvill (2006). Chelsea FC: The Official Biography. p. 42.
"Chelsea Metropolitan Borough Council". Civi
the club's best league campaign to that point. Chelsea attracted large
crowds and had a reputation for signing big-name players, but
success continued to elude the club in the inter-war years.
Former Arsenal and England centre-forward Ted Drak
"Dolce & Gabbana and Chelsea Football Club". The Daily
Telegraph. London. 27 July 2010.
"Sponsors and Partners". Chelsea F.C. official website. Retrieved 4
"The Great Game". IMDb. Retrieved 1 October 2007.
Glanvill (2006). Chelsea FC: T
Mobile (200508) and Samsung (200815). Chelsea's current shirt
sponsor is the Yokohama Rubber Company. Worth 40 millionmusic halls; their underachievement often provided material for
comedians such as George Robey. It culminated in comedian
November 2012, Chelsea announced a profit of 1.4 million for the year
ending 30 June 2012, the first time the club had made a profit under
Abramovich's ownership. This was followed by a loss in 2013 and
then their highest ever profit of 18.4 mil
Sir Peter Harrison
Source: Chelsea F.C.
Upon winning the 201213 UEFA Europa League, Chelsea became the
fourth club in history to have won the "European Treble" of European
achieved against Jeunesse Hautcharage in the Cup Winners' Cup in
1971. The club's biggest top-flight win was an 80 victory against
Wigan Athletic in 2010, which was matched in 2012 against Aston Villa.
Chelsea's biggest loss was
originally known as the Chelsea Shed Boys, and subsequently as the
Chelsea Headhunters, were nationally notorious for football violence,
alongside hooligan firms from other clubs such as West Ham United's
Inter City Firm and Millwall's Bushwackers, before
consider that its fine qualities are marred by leaden effects.
The Phoenix and the Turtle, printed in Robert Chester's
1601 Love's Martyr, mourns the deaths of the
legendary phoenix and his lover, the faithful turtle dove. In 1599,
two early drafts
the first time in 2005 as Southern Division champions and won the
Surrey County Cup in 200304, 200610, 2012, and 2013. In 2010
Chelsea Ladies were one of the eight founder members of the FA
Women's Super League. In 2015, Chelsea Ladies won the F
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Sporting Life. Archived from the original on 3 June 2012. Retrieved 22
"Chelsea name Grant as new manager". BBC Sport. 20 September
2007. Retrieved 21 September 2007.
for 140 million. Over 100 million was spent on new players, but
Chelsea have had four main crests, which all underwent minor
variations. The first, adopted when the club was founded, was the image
of a Chelsea pensioner, the army veterans who reside a
Includes Caretaker manager
Won as Interim first team coach
Includes Interim manager
Upon its formation in 1992, the Premier League became the top tier
of English football; the First and Second Divisions then became the
second and third tiers, respe
United, QPR, Tottenham and West Ham United) named Chelsea as one
of their three main rivals. In a 2008 poll conducted by the Football
Fans Census, Chelsea fans named Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester
United as their most disliked clubs.
games at Wheatsheaf Park, the home ground of Conference South club
Staines Town. The club were promoted to the Premier Division for
Source: Chelsea F.C.
For more details on this topic, see List of Chelsea F.C. managers.
"Supporters Clubs Map". Chelsea F.C. official website. Archived
from the original on 23 March 2014. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
"EXCLUSIVE: Manchester United and Real Madrid top global shirt
sale charts". Sporting Intelligence. 8 October 2012. Retrieved 8
Official website (English) (Thai) (Korean) (Russian) (Japanese)
Chelsea F.C. at Premier League
Chelsea F.C. on BBC Sport: Club news Recent results
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first English club to win all four European trophies and the only club to
hold the Champions League and the Europa League at the same time.
Ownership and finances
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich
Chelsea Football Club were founded by Gus Mears in 1905.
football kits ever.
Chelsea fans at a match against Tottenham Hotspur, on 11 March 2006
Chelsea are one of the most widely supported football clubs in the
world. They have the sixth highest average all-time attendance in
matches unbeaten set by Liverpool between 1978 and 1980.
Chelsea's streak of eleven consecutive away league wins, set between 5
April 2008 and 6 December 2008, is also a record for the English top
flight. Their 50 million purchase of Fernan
world's over 1.5 billion Muslims.
"Tension between Sunnis, Shiites emerging in USA".
USA Today. 2007-09-24. Retrieved 2013-09-24. Among the
world's estimated 1.4 billion Muslims, about 85% are Sunni
and about 15% are Shiite.
Inside Muslim minds "around 8
Premier League, FA Cup, Community
FA Cup, UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
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Cyberboxingzone.com. Retrieved 18 February 2011.
Abramovich takeover in 2003 the debt taken on to finance them was a
major burden on the club. Soon after the takeover a decision was taken
to drop the "Chelsea Village" brand and refocus on Chelsea as a football
club. However, the stadium is sometimes sti