Chelsea

The Chelsea football team is an English professional team which competes in the Premier League. It was first founded in 1905 and is based in Fulham City. It’s one of the most successful clubs in English football history.

“The Blues”, as they’re commonly regarded by their fans, were first founded by Gus Mears. And they won their first major trophy back in 1955. However, their most successful period has taken place under the ownership of Roman Abramovich.

He took over Chelsea FC in 2003 and has since brought a plethora of trophies to the Stamford Bridge, their home stadium. In their history, Chelsea have won over thirty championships, including six league titles and five European trophies. Though five of the six league championships and three of the five European titles were won in the Abramovich Era.

Their most successful manager have been Jose Mourinho, who has won eight titles in his two stints at Stamford Bridge. Their current manager, Frank Lampard is regarded as their most legendary figure along with the likes of John Terry, Didier Drogba, David Webb, John Hollins, and Pat Nevin.

In 2016, Chelsea was ranked as the seventh most valuable football club in the world £1.15 billion, by Forbes magazine. As of 2016, Chelsea are ranked eighth in the Deloitte Football Money League with annual commercial revenue of £322.59 million.

Titles

Title Number of titles Year
First Division/Premier League 6 1954–55, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2009–10, 2014–15, 2016–17
Second Division 2 1983–84, 1988–89
FA Cup 8 1969–70, 1996–97, 1999–2000, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2011–12, 2017–18
League Cup 5 1964–65, 1997–98, 2004–05, 2006–07, 2014–15
FA Community Shield 4 1955, 2000, 2005, 2009
Full Members’ Cup 2 1985–86, 1989–90
UEFA Champions League 1 2011–12
UEFA Europa League 2 2012–13, 2018–19
UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup 2 1970–71, 1997–98
UEFA Super Cup 1 1998

Club Personnel

Chelsea Ltd.

Owner: Roman Abramovich

Chairman: Bruce Buck

Directors:

  • Eugene Tenenbaum
  • Guy Laurence
  • Marina Granovskaia

Executive Board

  • Chief Executive: Guy Laurence
  • Club Secretary: David Barnard
  • Chairman: Bruce Buck
  • Directors:
    • Eugene Tenenbaum
    • Marina Granovskaia
  • Football Club Board:
    • David Barnard
    • Bruce Buck
    • Marina Granovskaia
    • Guy Laurence
    • Eugene Tenenbaum
  • Life President
    • Lord Attenborough (1923–2014)

Vice-Presidents

  • Peter Digby
  • Sir Peter Harrison
  • Joe Hemani
  • Anthony Reeves
  • Alan Spence

Club Ambassadors

  • Carlo Cudicini
  • Tore André Flo
  • Paulo Ferreira
  • Eddie Newton
Squad number Position Player Name
1 Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga
2 Defender Antonio Rüdiger
3 Defender Marcos Alonso
4 Defender Andreas Christensen
5 Midfielder Jorginho
7 Midfielder N’Golo Kanté
8 Midfielder Ross Barkley
9 Forward Tammy Abraham
10 Midfielder Willian
11 Forward Pedro
12 Midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek
13 Goalkeeper Willy Caballero
15 Defender Kurt Zouma
17 Midfielder Mateo Kovačić
18 Forward Olivier Giroud
19 Midfielder Mason Mount
20 Forward Callum Hudson-Odoi
22 Midfielder Christian Pulisic
23 Forward Michy Batshuayi
24 Defender Reece James
28 Defender César Azpilicueta
29 Defender Fikayo Tomori
31 Goalkeeper Jamie Cumming
33 Defender Emerson Palmieri
Midfielder Marco van Ginkel