[30] Under Mourinho, Chelsea became the fifth English team to win back-to-back league championships since the Second World War (2004–05 and 2005–06),[31] in addition to winning an FA Cup (2007) and two League Cups (2005 and 2007). [186] In 2015, Chelsea Ladies won the FA Women's Cup for the first time, beating Notts County Ladies at Wembley Stadium,[187] and a month later clinched their first FA WSL title to complete a league and cup double. As there was already a team named Fulham in the borough, the name of the adjacent borough of Chelsea was chosen for the new club; names like Kensington FC, Stamford Bridge FC and London FC were also considered. Their previous training ground in Harlington was taken over by QPR in 2005. The electronics company has been Chelsea’s shirt sponsor since 2005, and that agreement lasts at least until 2013. The appointment of Ruud Gullit as player-manager in 1996 began an upturn in the team's fortunes. Chelsea have always worn blue shirts, although they originally used the paler eton blue, which was taken from the racing colours of then club president, Earl Cadogan, and was worn with white shorts and dark blue or black socks. Jose Mourinho lifting the Premier League trophy as a Chelsea manager. Starting in the 1960s, it became known as the home of Chelsea's most loyal and vocal supporters. Switchboard 020 7619 5003. The current deal, valued at £18m/year puts us just fifth in the Premier League, so unless Samsung are willing to fork out upwards of twice as much (Chevrolet did set the bar high at £47m/year), this year may be the last year for the South Korean conglomerate on the Chelsea shirt. Jeff Kinnaman has worked for the Chelsea Audio Video installation department for 18 years. [78] With the new ownership of Roman Abramovich, and the club's centenary approaching, combined with demands from fans for the popular 1950s badge to be restored, it was decided that the crest should be changed again in 2005. Sarri then left the club to become manager of Juventus and was then replaced by former Chelsea player Frank Lampard. The partnership was extended in October 2010 in a deal worth £160 million over eight years. [115] Chelsea's biggest loss was an 8–1 reverse against Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1953. [154] In 2018 Chelsea announced a record after-tax profit of £62 million. initials. We will see this again next season. [156][157] In 2016, Forbes magazine ranked Chelsea the seventh most valuable football club in the world, at £1.15 billion ($1.66 billion). [48] Stamford Bridge was designed for the Mears family by the noted football architect Archibald Leitch, who had also designed Ibrox, Craven Cottage and Hampden Park. [95] Tahun berapakah Jersey ini di pakai semenjak sponsor SIMOD? Posts about Leveling Up written by Chelsea. It also featured three red roses, to represent England, and two footballs. The report concluded that "black players were subjected to a daily tirade of racial abuse". [85] Other away kits include an all jade strip worn from 1986–89, red and white diamonds from 1990–92, graphite and tangerine from 1994–96, and luminous yellow from 2007–08. [173] Owing to the notoriety of the Chelsea Headhunters, a football firm associated with the club, Chelsea have also featured in films about football hooliganism, including 2004's The Football Factory. Partners Back Expand or Collapse Partners. Owen Gibson. In the same survey, "Chelsea" was the top answer to the question "Which other English club do you dislike the most? [164] Previously, the kit was manufactured by Umbro (1975–81), Le Coq Sportif (1981–86), The Chelsea Collection (1986–87), Umbro (1987–2006), and Adidas (2006–2017). "Fergie," Duchess of York] -- all renowned nutritionists. [205], Upon winning the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League, Chelsea became the fourth club in history to have won the "European Treble" of European Cup/UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League, and European Cup Winners' Cup/UEFA Cup Winners' Cup after Juventus, Ajax and Bayern Munich. This was a shock because the product had been endorsed by Page 3 sensation [and Foster's girlfriend] Samantha Fox, tax-evading jockey Lester Piggott and notoriously money-averse Sarah Ferguson [i.e. [111] Eight other players have also scored over 100 goals for Chelsea: George Hilsdon (1906–1912), George Mills (1929–1939), Roy Bentley (1948–1956), Jimmy Greaves (1957–1961), Peter Osgood (1964–1974 and 1978–1979), Kerry Dixon (1983–1992), Didier Drogba (2004–2012 and 2014–2015), and Eden Hazard (2012–2019). ... Manchester United Under-23s go up against Premier League 2 leaders Chelsea in another live MUTV game, at 12:00 GMT on Friday. An ambitious redevelopment of Stamford Bridge threatened the financial stability of the club,[25] star players were sold and the team were relegated. According to Home Office statistics, 126 Chelsea fans were arrested for football-related offences during the 2009–10 season, the third highest in the division, and 27 banning orders were issued, the fifth-highest in the division. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. As the roof resembled that of a corrugated iron shed, the stand eventually became known as the "Shed End", although it is unknown who first coined this name. The Didier Drogba kits gave the Premier League one of their most popular ever hero shirts. With the iconic blue Chelsea home kit, and usually white or black away and 3rd kits, these classic Chelsea football shirts have been worn by some great legends of the game. The shirt sponsor was Emirates Airline; the kit bore the "Fly Emirates" logo. [188] In 2018, they won a second league and FA Cup double. [172] One-time Chelsea centre forward, Jack Cock, who by then was playing for Millwall, was the star of the film and several scenes were shot at Stamford Bridge, including on the pitch, the boardroom, and the dressing rooms. Jeff Kinnaman. Chelsea (Nike, 2017-2032): £60m. [121][122] Chelsea hold the English record for the fewest goals conceded during a league season (15), the highest number of clean sheets overall in a Premier League season (25) (both set during the 2004–05 season),[123] and the most consecutive clean sheets from the start of a league season (6, set during the 2005–06 season). [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. The Chelsea Megastore is the official online location for all your Blues merchandise. Danka, at the end of the 1997 season, decided to part company with Everton and focus on the sponsorship of Damon Hill’s new Formula One team, TWR Arrows. Thank you to Chelsea Festivals and Events, the City of Chelsea, Michigan, Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce, and all who voted. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is confident Timo Werner will be back amongst the goals again despite enduring the joint longest goal drought of his career.... more » 23.12.2020 11:06 They are also associated with the greatest-worst/greatest-greatest shirt of all time, the graphite-tangerine dream: Showing my buddy old Chelsea kits with Coors sponsor, I ran across this beauty. As much as I appreciate the simplicity of the logo -- we just have to look at United at their horrendously large and awful-looking Chevrolet badge for how much worse things could get -- it's possibly time for a change. [204], In August 2019, Barnardo's published the findings of its review. In August 2019, Chelsea's board apologised "unreservedly" after a report found that during the 1970s the club's chief scout, Eddie Heath, groomed and abused young boys aged between 10 and 17. 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. Their sponsorship deal with Carlsberg was the longest running deal in English top flight history, which lasted from 1992-2010. ), so presumably they have the money to outbid Samsung, whose contract is up this summer. [49] Most football clubs were founded first, and then sought grounds in which to play, but Chelsea were founded for Stamford Bridge. [8][9] Since 2003, Chelsea have been owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich.[10]. "[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. [177] It culminated in comedian Norman Long's release of a comic song in 1933, ironically titled "On the Day That Chelsea Went and Won the Cup", the lyrics of which describe a series of bizarre and improbable occurrences on the hypothetical day when Chelsea finally won a trophy. Previously, the kit was manufactured by Adidas, which was originally contracted to supply the club's kit from 2006 to 2018. [176], Up until the 1950s, the club had a long-running association with the music halls; their underachievement often provided material for comedians such as George Robey. This was changed in the 1950s by Ted Drake who wanted to modernize the club's image. Now into its 135th year as a car manufacturer, albeit having closed its … More recently, the club have had a number of black or dark blue away kits which alternate every year. [113], Chelsea's biggest winning scoreline in a competitive match is 13–0, achieved against Jeunesse Hautcharage in the Cup Winners' Cup in 1971. Here then is a quick overview of the nine different companies (eleven brands total) that have sponsored a Chelsea shirt since we first adorned the Royal Blue with a trademark in 1983. However, the stadium is sometimes still referred to as part of "Chelsea Village" or "The Village". ... Major Sponsors. The past two decades have been the most successful in Chelsea's history: they won five of its six league titles and the UEFA Champions League during this period. Greaves holds the club record for the most goals scored in one season (43 in 1960–61). In 1986, with Ken Bates now owner of the club, Chelsea's crest was changed again as part of another attempt to modernise and because the old rampant lion badge could not be trademarked. Read everything you need to know about the Premier League since its inception in season 1992-93. [77] The new badge featured a more naturalistic non-heraldic lion, in white and not blue, standing over the C.F.C. During the 1970s and 1980s in particular, Chelsea supporters were associated with football hooliganism. The CPO was created to ensure the stadium could never again be sold to developers. Did you know? 1. Main characteristics typical of Chelsea F.C. [182] In the build-up to the 1997 FA Cup Final, the song "Blue Day", performed by Suggs and members of the Chelsea squad, reached number 22 in the UK charts. [14] In Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 film The 39 Steps, Mr Memory claims that Chelsea last won the Cup in 63 BC, "in the presence of the Emperor Nero. [137][138] The club's £50 million purchase of Fernando Torres from Liverpool in January 2011[139] held the record until Ángel Di María signed for Manchester United in August 2014 for £59.7 million. A fraudulent letter circulating in Chelsea tells residents to leave the U.S., police say The document claims to be from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The Oregon Historical Society is dedicated to making Oregon's long, rich history visible and accessible to all. [118] Officially, Chelsea's highest home attendance is 82,905 for a First Division match against Arsenal on 12 October 1935. [106] In a 2008 poll conducted by the Football Fans Census, Chelsea fans named Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United as their most disliked clubs. Chelsea won their first major honour, the League Championship, in 1955. [147], Abramovich changed the ownership name to Chelsea FC plc, whose ultimate parent company is Fordstam Limited, which is controlled by him. [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. Sep 5, 2018 - Here's how the main sponsors of the Premier League's biggest teams has changed, becoming almost integral to some classic kits and in some cases almost synonymous with the club. [133] They were the first Premier League team, and the first team in the English top flight since 1962–63, to score at least 100 goals in a single season, reaching the milestone during the 2009–10 season. The Danish beer brewer specializes in long-term shirt sponsorship. [48] Work began in 1972 but the project was beset with problems and ultimately only the East Stand was completed; the cost brought the club close to bankruptcy, culminating in the freehold being sold to property developers. [141], Chelsea Football Club were founded by Gus Mears in 1905. According to the Chelsea Chronicles, the club's official programme, the team wore "Marune" (sic) tops against sides in blue during 1905-06. The following year, Chelsea took their first European honour, a UEFA Cup Winners' Cup triumph, with another replayed win, this time over Real Madrid in Athens. No, the name doesn't lie, it's a company that manufactures and sells automobile windscreens. [151], Chelsea did not turn a profit in the first nine years of Abramovich's ownership, and made record losses of £140m in June 2005. Culers ... History. Who knew? [112] While a Chelsea player, Greaves also became the youngest ever player to score 100 goals in the English top-flight, at 20 years and 290 days. [100][101] A strong rivalry with Leeds United dates back to several heated and controversial matches in the 1960s and 1970s, particularly the 1970 FA Cup Final. Following a long legal battle, it was not until the mid-1990s that Chelsea's future at the stadium was secured and renovation work resumed. [51] [58] It was the venue for a boxing match between world flyweight champion Jimmy Wilde and Joe Conn in 1918. snake-oil. Further problems were caused by a notorious hooligan element among the support, which was to plague the club throughout the decade. pic.twitter.com/lN4TlwzLJg. The club won the FA Cup for the first time in 1970 and their first European honour, the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, in 1971. Incidentally, one of the companies that Emirates eclipsed in their meteoric rise into the upper echelons of the international airfare game was Gulf Air. The club had the highest average attendance in English football in ten separate seasons[15] including 1907–08,[16] 1909–10,[17] 1911–12,[18] 1912–13,[19] 1913–14[20] and 1919–20. The Chelsea logo was originally a simple "CFC" an old pensioner. [34] Chelsea are the only London club to win the UEFA Champions League. [5] Chelsea are one of five clubs to have won all three of UEFA's main club competitions, and the only London club to have won the Champions League. [168] For the 2018–19 season, they have Hyundai Motor Company as the new sleeve sponsor. Warning: you might get VERY jealous after clicking here. Other shareholders at the time of the takeover included the Matthew Harding estate (21%), BSkyB (9.9%) and various anonymous offshore trusts. Nike. Website feedback Box office boxoffice@arsenal.co.uk. [190][191] John Terry, former captain of the Chelsea men's team, is the President of Chelsea Women.[192]. Since then, Chelsea have remained in the top flight. Chelsea have had four main crests, which all underwent minor variations. Their new away kit was all white with black and blue stripes down the center. 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. The new crest was officially adopted for the start of the 2005–06 season and marked a return to the older design, used from 1953 to 1986, featuring a blue heraldic lion holding a staff. records and statistics, highest transfer fee paid by a British club, United Kingdom football sexual abuse scandal, List of Chelsea F.C. In October 1905 it hosted a rugby union match between the All Blacks and Middlesex,[57] and in 1914 hosted a baseball match between the touring New York Giants and the Chicago White Sox. [96] The increase of hooligan incidents in the 1980s led chairman Ken Bates to propose erecting an electric fence to deter them from invading the pitch, a proposal that the Greater London Council rejected. 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). Our Story Celebrating 128 years of the Liverpool way Celebrate our heroes and relive the pivotal moments that have shaped the club's illustrious history. was adopted for a year. Chelsea vs. Manchester City, Premier League: You choose the starting lineup, Lampard confirms good news on Hakim Ziyech, bad news on Reece James, James out with hamstring injury and Ziyech fit to train, Lampard toes company line as both Chelsea and Manchester City affected by COVID-19. … Legend goes that he managed to sell the farm along with all the livestock just a few months before the start of the foot-and-mouth outbreak. "[107] A 2012 survey, conducted among 1200 supporters of the top four league divisions across the country, found that many clubs' main rivals had changed since 2003 and reported that Chelsea fans consider Tottenham to be their main rivals, above Arsenal and Manchester United. 2006 : goalkeeper Hilario celebrates as Chelsea beat Barcelona in The Champions League ! Two weeks before Chelsea were broken 4-0 in the FA Cup Final by Manchester United, Commodore International figured out that they were broke as well and declared bankruptcy. Do You Remember the First Time: Premier League Goals . [64] Owing to its location next to a main road and two railway lines, fans can only enter Stamford Bridge via the Fulham Road exits, which places constraints on expansion due to health and safety regulations. [165][166] and Yokohama Tyres (2015–20). He's got a shirt collection to put all other collections to shame. Additionally, fans of Arsenal, Brentford, Fulham, Liverpool, Manchester United, QPR, Tottenham and West Ham identified Chelsea as one of their top three rivals. and in January 2017 these plans were approved by Hammersmith and Fulham council. Now into its 135th year as a car manufacturer, albeit having closed its … Chelsea Opportunities Following are the Opportunities in Chelsea SWOT Analysis: 1.Tapping global fan bases like India, China, USA 2.More advertising and brand visibility would help build on brand equity. Photos: History of LFC's shirt sponsors Liverpool FC and Standard Chartered Bank have today extended their sponsorship agreement to run through to the end of the 2018-19 season. In 1953, the club crest was changed to an upright blue lion looking backwards and holding a staff. [73] However, on 31 May 2018, the club released a statement saying that the new stadium project had been put on hold indefinitely, citing "the current unfavourable investment climate."[74]. [36] The following year the club won the UEFA Europa League,[37] making them the first club to hold two major European titles simultaneously and one of five clubs to have won the three main UEFA trophies. 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]. Chelsea's kit has been manufactured by Nike since July 2017. A photographic history of over 210 different Chelsea shirts from 1953 right up to 2021. List of Manchester United's sponsors. 2008-16. Frank Augstein/AP. The first, adopted when the club was founded, was the image of a Chelsea pensioner, the army veterans who reside at the nearby Royal Hospital Chelsea. records and statistics § Honours and achievements, European Cup Winners' Cup/UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, Chelsea F.C. 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It is, appropriately, for three years initially with Three’s logo to appear on all of Chelsea’s shirts from 2020/21, including Chelsea Women and Academy sides as well as our men’s team. Sponsors. [174] Chelsea also appear in the Hindi film Jhoom Barabar Jhoom. A few years after Liverpool or Derby County or Kettering wore a sponsored shirt (didn't feel like researching beyond this bit), Chelsea trotted out with one for the last five months of the 1983-84 campaign. Vialli was sacked in favour of Claudio Ranieri, who guided Chelsea to the 2002 FA Cup Final and Champions League qualification in 2002–03. [109] Four other players made more than 500 appearances for the club: Peter Bonetti (729; 1959–79), John Terry (717; 1998–2017), Frank Lampard (648; 2001–2014) and John Hollins (592; 1963–1975 and 1983–1984). To mark the announcement, we look back at the Reds' five shirt sponsors down the years. [132] They were the first English club to be ranked No. The Chelsea logo is well recognized not only in England but also throughout Europe, as the club has many world … 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. [148] Chelsea are additionally funded by Abramovich via interest free soft loans channelled through his holding company Fordstam Limited. At the same time, the Second Division was renamed the First Division, and the Third Division was renamed the Second Division. When Ted Drake became Chelsea manager in 1952, he began to modernise the club. A part of the online history of football kit from English Premier League and all over the world. The history of the Chelsea club is very rich and long. Cool. At the time of the Abramovich takeover, the club also had debts of around £100 million, which included a ten-year £75 million Eurobond taken out in 1997 by the Bates regime to buy the freehold of Stamford Bridge and finance the redevelopment of the stadium. Chelsea Away Shirt 2019 2020. Here's the overly nice John McNaught (2 reds, 11 yellows, 1 tunnel brawl in 34 Chelsea & Chelsea Reserves appearances) in this controversial beauty. [75] This was the first Chelsea crest to appear on the shirts, in the early 1960s. Commodore’s fortunes went the complete opposite way as Chelsea’s, going bankrupt less than a year after the end of the 1992-93 campaign. [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. The Chelsea Megastore is the official online location for all your Blues merchandise. 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