Chelsea FC

Chelsea FC was formed in 1905 by the brothers, Henry Augustus Mears and Joseph Mears.

In echoes of the Everton / Liverpool situation, the brothers owned the Stamford Bridge Athletics Ground in the Borough of Fulham, and they had wanted Fulham FC to adopt it as their home ground. However, a disagreement over rent meant that this did not happen.

Chelsea initially applied to join the Southern League, but objections from both Spurs and Fulham mean that this was denied, so instead they applied to the Football League. This application was approved in May 1905 and in August 1905 the club commenced its first season in the Football League, finishing a creditable 3rd in the second division.

Initially honours were hard to come by for Chelsea - for example, they had to wait until 1954-55 for their first League title and until 1970 for their first FA Cup victory.

Of course in more recent times, Chelsea has become one of the power houses of both English and European football, since the arrival of the Russian Billionaire, Roman Abramovich.

In 2012 Chelsea won their first European Cup, beating Bayern Munich in their home stadium on penalties in the final.

Honours Chelsea FC

First Division / Premier League Champions (The best team in England)(5 times)

FA Cup Winners (7 times)

League Cup Winners (4 times)

1965, 1998, 2005, 2007

European Cup / Champions League (Once)

2012

European Cup Winners Cup (twice)

1970-71, 1997-98

JIMMY Hills Football Weekly magazine picture Chelsea JOHN DEMPSEY
JIMMY Hills Football Weekly magazine picture Chelsea JOHN DEMPSEY £1.35
Time Remaining: 53m
Buy It Now for only: £1.35
Chelsea Liverpool 18/04/70 STAMFORD Bridge football programme (GR2)
Chelsea Liverpool 18/04/70 STAMFORD Bridge football programme (GR2) £2.73
Time Remaining: 59m
Buy It Now for only: £2.73
CHELSEA UMBRO BLUE HOME REVERSIBLE SHIRT 2003/04 & 04/05 SEASONS CHILDS AGE 6/7
CHELSEA UMBRO BLUE HOME REVERSIBLE SHIRT 2003/04 & 04/05 SEASONS CHILDS AGE 6/7 £5.00
Time Remaining: 1h 30m
Buy It Now for only: £5.00
CHARLES Buchan Chelsea ALAN HUDSON collectable old football magazine picture
CHARLES Buchan Chelsea ALAN HUDSON collectable old football magazine picture £2.25
Time Remaining: 1h 36m
Buy It Now for only: £2.25
JIMMY Hills Football Weekly magazine picture Chelsea OSGOOD COOKE BONETTI BOYLE
JIMMY Hills Football Weekly magazine picture Chelsea OSGOOD COOKE BONETTI BOYLE £1.35
Time Remaining: 1h 41m
Buy It Now for only: £1.35
Arsenal v. Chelsea Division 1 Saturday 2nd September 1972
Arsenal v. Chelsea Division 1 Saturday 2nd September 1972 £1.50
Time Remaining: 2h
MATCH football magazine Chelsea KERRY DIXON 1989 home kit retro picture
MATCH football magazine Chelsea KERRY DIXON 1989 home kit retro picture £1.39
Time Remaining: 2h 5m
Buy It Now for only: £1.39
MATCH football magazine Chelsea JASON CUNDY Commodore yellow away kit picture
MATCH football magazine Chelsea JASON CUNDY Commodore yellow away kit picture £1.39
Time Remaining: 2h 12m
Buy It Now for only: £1.39
CFC Football Playing Card Chelsea Footballer Player DENNIS WISE Jack Clubs
CFC Football Playing Card Chelsea Footballer Player DENNIS WISE Jack Clubs £1.95
Time Remaining: 2h 13m
Buy It Now for only: £1.95

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *