The Chelsea FC Database - A statistical record of Chelsea FC
Chelsea Football Club was founded in 1905 and is one of the most successful clubs
in English football.
Chelsea have won 4 League Titles, 7 FA Cups, 4 League Cups, 2 Cup Winners Cups, 1
Super Cup, and 1 Champions League. They are the first and only London club to win
the Champions League.
For most of Chelsea’s history the club has been in the top flight of English football.
The club’s most recent history has seen them at the very top and participating in
Europe every season. Chelsea FC have one of the best Champions League records of
any club in Europe over the last 10 years.
Unlike many clubs Chelsea have always played at the same ground, Stamford Bridge.
Until very recently there has never been any need to replace the venerable old ground.
However, the stadium has been redeveloped a number of times since 1905.
Some view the current limited capacity of 41,000 as limiting Chelsea’s ambitions
and plans to move to a larger stadium have been in place for some time.
A number of colourful characters have been involved with Chelsea FC over the years
including Will Foulkes, Ted Drake, Jimmy Greaves, Terry Venables, Ron (Chopper) Harris,
George Graham, Peter Osgood, Peter Bonetti, Kerry Dixon, Tommy Docherty, Denis Wise,
Gianfranco Zola, Gianluca Vialli, Glenn Hoddle, John Terry, Frank Lampard, Didier
Drogba etc etc.
Off the field Ken Bates, Matthew Harding and Roman Abramovitch are big names associated
with Chelsea FC.
Chelsea FC have a worldwide fan-base, with Chelsea Supporters Clubs in most major
countries. Chelsea are in the top 5 worldwide for annual replica shirt sales.
Chelsea’s famous all-blue kit was only introduced in the 1960’s under Tommy Docherty.
Prior to that they wore blue shirts with white shorts.
This is a very brief overview of the rich history of this famous football club. Our
Chelsea Database traces the full history, with details of every single match since
1905, right up to the last full season. Plus lots more....
2012 version includes FA Cup and Champions League triumphs!!!