He added several top international players to the side and led the club to their first major honour since 1971, the FA Cup. [90] Between 2007 and 2012, Chelsea were ranked fourth worldwide in annual replica kit sales, with an average of 910,000. [41] In 2017, under new coach Antonio Conte, Chelsea won their sixth English title and the following season won their eighth FA Cup. The stadium has also been used for a variety of other sports. Box office boxoffice@arsenal.co.uk. [119][120], From 20 March 2004 to 26 October 2008, Chelsea went a record 86 consecutive league matches at home without defeat, beating the previous record of 63 matches unbeaten set by Liverpool between 1978 and 1980. [52] The new training facilities in Cobham were completed in 2007. After his death in 1912, his descendants continued to own the club until 1982, when Ken Bates bought the club from Mears' great-nephew Brian Mears for £1. Chelsea's home kit was all blue with a white trimmed collar. [48], In the early 1970s, the club's owners announced a modernisation of Stamford Bridge with plans for a state-of-the-art 50,000 all-seater stadium. [140] The club's £71 million purchase of Kepa Arrizabalaga in August 2018 remains a world record fee paid for a goalkeeper. Arsenal Football Club Highbury House 75 Drayton Park London, N5 1BU. [99], Chelsea have long-standing rivalries with North London clubs Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. Thank you to Chelsea Festivals and Events, the City of Chelsea, Michigan, Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce, and all who voted. The club's crest features a ceremonial lion rampant regardant holding a staff. [170][171], In 1930, Chelsea featured in one of the earliest football films, The Great Game. 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[168] For the 2018–19 season, they have Hyundai Motor Company as the new sleeve sponsor. The latter is often accompanied by fans throwing celery at each other, although the vegetable was banned inside Stamford Bridge after an incident involving Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fàbregas at the 2007 League Cup Final. [102] More recently a rivalry with Liverpool has grown following repeated clashes in cup competitions. For the last few months of the season, Bates looked toward Italian casual sportswear company Simod, who were much more of a thing back then, even sponsoring a Formula 1 team (albeit just Minardi). Here's Rick Glanvill with the scandalous details: The brainchild of well-connected fraudster Peter Foster, the Chinese tea's alleged slimming claims were later proved utterly bogus. This was changed in the 1950s by Ted Drake who wanted to modernize the club's image. However, an estimated crowd of over 100,000 attended a friendly match against Soviet team Dynamo Moscow on 13 November 1945. Posts about Leveling Up written by Chelsea. [188] In 2018, they won a second league and FA Cup double. [28] Chelsea's form in the new Premier League was unconvincing, although they did reach the 1994 FA Cup Final. [180] The song has since been adopted as an anthem by a number of other sports teams around the world, including the Vancouver Whitecaps (as "White is the Colour")[181] and the Saskatchewan Roughriders (as "Green is the Colour"). The 2000–01 season was Chelsea F.C. Chelsea FC's official club partners I Nike I Yokohama I Carabao I Beats I EA Sports ... Major Sponsors. "[178] Scenes in a 1980 episode of Minder were filmed during a real match at Stamford Bridge between Chelsea and Preston North End with Terry McCann (played by Dennis Waterman) standing on the terraces. [159], The club's recent accounting records highlight £26.6m they have lost in compensation to former head coach Antonio Conte for sacking and to pay off his backroom staff and the legal costs that followed.[160]. The report, which was led by Charles Geekie QC, concluded that Heath was a "prolific and manipulative sexual abuser" and had been able to operate "unchallenged". [34] Chelsea are the only London club to win the UEFA Champions League. [71] The club subsequently announced plans to redevelop Stamford Bridge into a 60,000-seater stadium,[72] [152] In 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. [23] Chelsea failed to build on this success, and spent the remainder of the 1950s in mid-table. They were on course for a treble of League, FA Cup and League Cup going into the final stages of the 1964–65 season, winning the League Cup but faltering late on in the other two. Chelsea won promotion to the First Division in their second season, and yo-yoed between the First and Second Divisions in their early years. snake-oil. records and statistics, highest transfer fee paid by a British club, United Kingdom football sexual abuse scandal, List of Chelsea F.C. Culers ... History. After all the false starts, Chelsea finally secured a long-term, proper shirt sponsor, Bates once again working some financial magic to eke out a then-record for British football £1.25m (over three years) from the personal computing pioneers. The history of the Chelsea club is very rich and long. Nike. We will see this again next season. [185] In 2010 Chelsea Ladies were one of the eight founder members of the FA Women's Super League. Watford’s Bitcoin sleeve branding is an extension of their shirt sponsorship deal with Sportsbet.io. The club bounced back immediately by winning the Second Division championship in 1988–89. [38] Mourinho returned as manager in 2013 and led Chelsea to League Cup success in March 2015,[39] and the Premier League title two months later. [33] In 2009–10, his successor Carlo Ancelotti led them to their first Premier League and FA Cup Double, also becoming the first English top-flight club to score 100 league goals in a season since 1963. [7] In terms of club value, Chelsea are the sixth most valuable football club in the world, worth £2.13 billion ($2.576 billion), and are the eighth highest-earning football club in the world, with earnings of over €428 million in the 2017–18 season. The Hammers recovered well from the blow of falling behind early on to Thiago Silva's header and saw plenty of the ball after the break as they asked questions of their hosts. [62] It was also the home stadium of the London Monarchs American Football team for the 1997 season. Including season reviews, awards, kits, videos and photos. It was officially opened on 28 April 1877 and for the first 28 years of its existence, it was used almost exclusively by the London Athletic Club as an arena for athletics meetings and not at all for football. Their previous training ground in Harlington was taken over by QPR in 2005. [48] In 1939, another small seated stand was added, the North Stand, which remained until its demolition in 1975. [10] Over £100 million was spent on new players, but Ranieri was unable to deliver any trophies,[29] and was replaced by José Mourinho. It wouldn't be the first time we'd take flight on the wings of an airline from the Near East. [141], Chelsea Football Club were founded by Gus Mears in 1905. [163] Chelsea had to pay £40m in compensation to Adidas. The intention was that these facilities would provide extra revenue to support the football side of the business, but they were less successful than hoped and before the Abramovich takeover in 2003 the debt taken on to finance them was a major burden on the club. [158] As of 2016[update], Chelsea are ranked eighth in the Deloitte Football Money League with an annual commercial revenue of £322.59 million. [48] The early 1930s saw the construction of a terrace on the southern part of the ground with a roof that covered around one fifth of the stand. sixth most valuable football club in the world, Chelsea F.C.–Tottenham Hotspur F.C. [34] In 2012, Roberto Di Matteo led Chelsea to their seventh FA Cup,[35] and their first UEFA Champions League title, beating Bayern Munich 4–3 on penalties, the first London club to win the trophy. Founded in 1905, the club competes in the Premier League, the top division of English football. Technically the same company as the previous six years, we featured Commodore's Amiga brand for the last season of their sponsorship. After his death in 1912, his descendants continued to own the club until 1982, when Ken Bates bought the club from Mears' great-nephew Brian Mears for £1. The club were then sponsored by Grange Farms, Bai Lin Tea and Simod before a long-term deal was signed with Commodore International in 1989; Amiga, an offshoot of Commodore, also appeared on the shirts. For the women's football club, see, Chelsea's first home colours (1905 – c. 1912). Menu. That in the 1983-84 season, Gulf Air became #Chelsea Football Club’s first ever shirt sponsors! Additionally, fans of Arsenal, Brentford, Fulham, Liverpool, Manchester United, QPR, Tottenham and West Ham identified Chelsea as one of their top three rivals. The electronics company has been Chelsea’s shirt sponsor since 2005, and that agreement lasts at least until 2013. #Chelsea pic.twitter.com/VHocsIUkg5. The Japanese tyre firm Yokohama Rubber is to become Chelsea’s new shirt sponsor in a deal believed to be worth £200m, making it … He started out as the low man on the totem pole, fetching tools and wire for the other installers and doing most of the crawling around in attics and crawl spaces, but proved very quickly to be a key component in the success of the install department. [161] This deal was again extended in June 2013 in a deal worth £300 million over another ten years. Chelsea Football Club are an English professional football club based in Fulham, London. I suppose; it wouldn't be the first time (or the second) that we've had an airline as a sponsor and apparently the Turkish one is the third largest in Europe (who knew? 1 under UEFA's five-year coefficient system in the 21st century. Chelsea unveil new £500m stadium", "Chelsea are a more universally loved club! [128], On 25 August 1928, Chelsea, along with Arsenal, became the first club to play with shirt numbers, in their match against Swansea Town. Chelsea have only had one home ground, Stamford Bridge, where they have played since the team's foundation. [206], Association football club in London, England, This article is about the men's football club. To mark the announcement, we look back at the Reds' five shirt sponsors down the years. View the latest comprehensive Chelsea FC match stats, along with a season by season archive, on the official website of the Premier League. [179], The song "Blue is the Colour" was released as a single in the build-up to the 1972 League Cup Final, with all members of Chelsea's first team squad singing; it reached number five in the UK Singles Chart. In 1996, the north stand was renamed the Matthew Harding stand, after the club director and benefactor who was killed in a helicopter crash earlier that year.[50]. 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