These following facts about Chelsea FC will probably make you feel more admire this football team. Chelsea FC, as you know, is an English football club based in Fulham, London. Found in 1905, they play in the English Premier League and have spent most their history in the top tier of English football. Their home is the 41,837 seat Stamford Bridge stadium, where they have played since their establishment. Chelsea FC is the only London club to win the UEFA Champions League, one of four clubs, and the only British club, to have won all three main UEFA club competitions. To get to know more about this football team, here are other facts about Chelsea you may be interested in.
Facts about Chelsea FC 1: Regular Kit Colors
Chelsea’s regular kit colors are royal blue shirts and shorts with white socks. The club’s crest has been changed several times in attempts to re-brand the club and modernize its image. The current crest, featuring a ceremonial lion rampant regardant holding a staff, is a modification of the one introduced in the early 1950s.
Facts about Chelsea FC 2: League Titles
Domestically, Chelsea have won four league titles, seven FA Cups, four League Cups and four FA Community Shields, while in continental competitions they have won two UEFA Cup Winner’s Cups, one UEFA Super Cup, one UEFA Europa League and one UEFA Champions League.
Facts about Chelsea FC 3: Stadium
Chelsea have only ever had one home ground, Stamford Bridge, where they have played since foundation. 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 Athletics Club as an arena for athletics meetings and not at all for football.
Facts about Chelsea FC 4: Chelsea Pitch Owners (CPO)
The Stamford Bridge freehold, the pitch, the turnstiles and Chelsea’s naming rights are now owned by Chelsea Pitch Owners, a non-profit organization in which fans are the shareholders. The CPO was created to ensure the stadium could never again be sold to developers.
Facts about Chelsea FC 5: Supporters
Chelsea have the fifth highest average all-time attendance in English football and regularly attract over 40,000 fans to Stamford Bridge; they were the sixth best-supported Premier League team in the 2012–13 season, with an average gate of 41,462.
Facts about Chelsea FC 6: Chants
At matches, Chelsea fans sing chants such as “Carefree” (to the tune of “Lord of the Dance”, whose lyrics were probably written by supporter Mick Greenaway), “Ten Men Went to Mow”, “We All Follow the Chelsea” (to the tune of “Land of Hope and Glory”), “Zigga Zagga” and the celebratory “Celery”, with the latter often resulting in fans ritually throwing celery.
Facts about Chelsea FC 7: Rivalries
Chelsea do not have a traditional rivalry on the scale of the Merseyside derby or the North London derby because their West London derbies with Fulham or Queens Park Rangers have not been as prominent over the years since the clubs have often been in different divisions. A 2004 survey by Planetfootball.com found that Chelsea fans consider their main rivalries to be with (in order): Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.
Facts about Chelsea FC 8: Chelsea Ladies
Chelsea also operate a women’s football team, Chelsea Ladies. It has been affiliated to the men’s team since 2004, and is part of the club’s Community Development program. They play their home games at Imperial Fields, the home ground of Isthmian League club Tooting & Mitcham United.
Facts about Chelsea FC 9: “The Great Game”
Chelsea have been the subject of several films about Football. These include “The Great Game” which featured players from the team (1930) and which included several scenes that were filmed at Stamford Bridge itself. Other films they have been featured in include The Football Factory and Jhoom Barabar Jhoom.
Facts about Chelsea FC 10: Future
Chelsea has seen a lot and taken in many places during its 97 years; from a chilly game in the Arctic Circle and being pummelled with celery storks, to lawyer Bruce Buck becoming Chairman and multiple music and film references, the club has seen it all and It will be interesting to see what else will crop up before the centenary birthday.
Football lovers may probably consider those following facts about Chelsea FC really interesting to read. If you’re going to watch one of big football matches, then the match Chelsea FC play would be really nice to watch. Are you one of Chelsea’s fans? If you are, then hope you found these Chelsea FC facts interesting and useful.