There are also numerous official supporters clubs in the United Kingdom and all over the world. The Italian sportswear company, Simod, took over as sponsor in February 1987. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. [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. I'll send you convenient rollups each time I finish a blog series. [23] Chelsea failed to build on this success, and spent the remainder of the 1950s in mid-table. [115] Chelsea's biggest loss was an 8–1 reverse against Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1953. 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. Airlines, electronics, beer, and Autoglass: brief history of Chelsea shirt sponsors All things Blues: latest news and scores, highlights, rumors and opinions at Tribuna.com Main [87][88] They have the sixth highest average all-time attendance in English football,[7] and regularly attract over 40,000 fans to Stamford Bridge; they were the seventh best-supported Premier League team in the 2013–14 season, with an average gate of 41,572. Read everything you need to know about the Premier League since its inception in season 1992-93. [34] Chelsea are the only London club to win the UEFA Champions League. [106] In a 2008 poll conducted by the Football Fans Census, Chelsea fans named Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United as their most disliked clubs. Find out more about Man United’s Global Partners and Sponsors. Soon after the takeover a decision was taken to drop the "Chelsea Village" brand and refocus on Chelsea as a football club. [81] In the 1960s Chelsea manager Tommy Docherty changed the kit again, switching to blue shorts (which have remained ever since) and white socks, believing it made the club's colours more modern and distinctive, since no other major side used that combination; this kit was first worn during the 1964–65 season. This contributed to the club's original "pensioner" nickname, and remained for the next half-century, though it never appeared on the shirts. [203] Following the publication of the report, the club issued a statement in which it acknowledged that "Barnardo's found that there is overwhelming information indicating that a member of staff at the club during the 1980s and 1990s subjected young players to bullying and racially abuse behaviour". 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. 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. Contact us. 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. 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. The trophy was known as the Charity Shield until 2002, and as the Community Shield ever since. That in the 1983-84 season, Gulf Air became #Chelsea Football Club’s first ever shirt sponsors! [48] In 1939, another small seated stand was added, the North Stand, which remained until its demolition in 1975. The second sponsor of the season was something called Bai Lin Tea, a slimming tea, i.e. 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. [59] The running track was used for dirt track racing between 1928 and 1932,[60] greyhound racing from 1933 to 1968, and Midget car racing in 1948. [161] This deal was again extended in June 2013 in a deal worth £300 million over another ten years. [63], The current club ownership have stated that a larger stadium is necessary in order for Chelsea to stay competitive with rival clubs who have significantly larger stadia, such as Arsenal and Manchester United. In July 2003, Bates sold Chelsea to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich for £140 million. [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). 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. They have been affiliated to the men's team since 2004[184] and are part of the club's Community Development programme. [91] As of 2018, Chelsea had 72.2 million followers on social media, the fourth highest among football clubs. [13] Chelsea had a reputation for signing star players[14] and attracted large crowds. Tahun berapakah Jersey ini di pakai semenjak sponsor SIMOD? Chelsea Football Club (CFC) est un club de football professionnel anglais fondé le 10 mars 1905 à Londres.Son siège est situé dans le quartier de Fulham, au sein du borough de Hammersmith et Fulham.Il évolue actuellement en Premier League et a passé la majorité de son histoire dans la plus haute division du football anglais. 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. 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. Unlike Amiga, the USA-based beer giants would end their tenure on the Chelsea shirt on a winning note with the 1997 FA Cup Final. For the first three years of our still ongoing association with Samsung, we were sponsored by their mobile phone division. [86], Chelsea are among the most widely supported football clubs in the world. Talking about how DCB began their journey, Sidharth Sharma, one of the founders and a former admin of the club, said: “We started with a small WhatsApp group based in Delhi. Every starting player in Chelsea's 57 games of the 2013–14 season was a full international – a new club record. More recently, the club have had a number of black or dark blue away kits which alternate every year. Danka, a company which produced office equipment, signed a £4million contract in 1995 to become the club’s main sponsors. Their £30.8 million purchase of Andriy Shevchenko from A.C. Milan in June 2006 was a British record until surpassed by the £32.5 million paid by Manchester City for Robinho in September 2008. Chelsea – Commodore International. Did you know? 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. [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. [145] Abramovich paid off some of this debt immediately, but the outstanding £36 million on the Eurobond was not fully repaid until 2008. Do You Remember the First Time: Premier League Goals . Back to Top. [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. Chelsea FC is een Engelse professionele voetbalclub uit Londen.De club werd opgericht in 1905 en speelt in de Premier League.Tot dusver werd Chelsea zesmaal landskampioen, achtmaal wonnen ze de FA Cup, vijfmaal de League Cup, tweemaal de Europacup II, tweemaal de UEFA Europa League en eenmaal de UEFA Champions League.Chelsea slaagde er als een van de weinige Europese topclubs in om samen … [206], Association football club in London, England, This article is about the men's football club. [152][153] This was followed by a loss in 2013 and then their highest ever profit of £18.4 million for the year to June 2014. Vialli was sacked in favour of Claudio Ranieri, who guided Chelsea to the 2002 FA Cup Final and Champions League qualification in 2002–03. They reached the 1915 FA Cup Final, where they lost to Sheffield United at Old Trafford, and finished third in the First Division in 1920, the club's best league campaign to that point. 2019-2020 A. Nike. White was worn in January 1907 in the FA Cup against Worksop Town but this may have been a one-off. [84] In the mid-1970s, the away strip was a red, white and green kit inspired by the Hungarian national side of the 1950s. -source: The Chelsea FC Miscellany by Rick Glanvill. Chelsea moved to Cobham in 2004. [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. Their sponsorship deal with Carlsberg was the longest running deal in English top flight history, which lasted from 1992-2010. Arsenal Football Club Highbury House 75 Drayton Park London, N5 1BU. Great selection of Chelsea shirts and kit featuring home, away, training, player issue plus lots of great clearance deals on the Blues current and classic ranges. The simple, almost understated design (outside of the contrasting color, obviously) would set another precedent as well. Samsung also sponsored the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations in Angola and will sponsor the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. [136], Chelsea have twice broken the record for the highest transfer fee paid by a British club. [114] The club's biggest top-flight win was an 8–0 victory against Wigan Athletic in 2010, which was matched in 2012 against Aston Villa. The club won the FA Cup for the first time in 1970 and their first European honour, the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, in 1971. [154] In 2018 Chelsea announced a record after-tax profit of £62 million. Main characteristics typical of Chelsea F.C. Roberto Di Matteo, Eddie Newton and Dennis Wise celebrate winning the FA Cup with Chelsea in 1997. pic.twitter.com/GX8R5FnV6y. 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. Including season reviews, awards, kits, videos and photos. Culers ... History. Nike. Awesome. [82] Since then Chelsea have always worn white socks with their home kit apart from a short spell from 1985 to 1992, when blue socks were reintroduced. [189] Two years later in 2020, they repeated their double success by winning the third league title and league cup for the first time. The initial meeting for the fiscal new year beginning July 1 is reserved to honor the outgoing President; Mary Lee Penny, Executive Vice President and Commercial Lending Officer at Chelsea State Bank. [46] In Lampard's first season he guided Chelsea to 4th place in the Premier League and reached the FA Cup final, losing 2–1 to Arsenal.[47]. The late 1970s through to the '80s was a turbulent period for Chelsea. [148] Chelsea are additionally funded by Abramovich via interest free soft loans channelled through his holding company Fordstam Limited. 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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. [11] Chelsea were founded on 10 March 1905 at The Rising Sun pub (now The Butcher's Hook),[2][12] opposite the present-day main entrance to the ground on Fulham Road, and were elected to the Football League shortly afterwards. [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]. [132] They were the first English club to be ranked No. 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. Find out more on the official website of the Premier League. Drake was dismissed in 1961 and replaced by player-coach Tommy Docherty. The electronics company has been Chelsea’s shirt sponsor since 2005, and that agreement lasts at least until 2013. Up until 1992, the top division of English football was the Football League First Division; since then, it has been the FA Premier League. The club's crest features a ceremonial lion rampant regardant holding a staff. [83] The graphite and tangerine strip has appeared in lists of the worst football kits ever. 2006 : goalkeeper Hilario celebrates as Chelsea beat Barcelona in The Champions League ! Now into its 135th year as a car manufacturer, albeit having closed its … Chelsea announce £32.5m profit for 2019-20 financial year, But the impact of COVID-19 is only beginning to be felt, 2 reds, 11 yellows, 1 tunnel brawl in 34 Chelsea & Chelsea Reserves appearances, Chelsea not planning to ‘jump up and down’ in January transfer window. The graphics of the sponsors were integrated in a much more imaginative and harmonious way on the design of the game uniforms, until becoming a characterizing element of the style of each club. Here's the overly nice John McNaught (2 reds, 11 yellows, 1 tunnel brawl in 34 Chelsea & Chelsea Reserves appearances) in this controversial beauty. For the appearance and goalscoring records of all Chelsea players, see. Looks like a grandpa shirt from Sears. [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. [71] The club subsequently announced plans to redevelop Stamford Bridge into a 60,000-seater stadium,[72] [10] Over £100 million was spent on new players, but Ranieri was unable to deliver any trophies,[29] and was replaced by José Mourinho. Ranking the most expensive kit deals in history 5. [167], Following the introduction of sleeve sponsors in the Premier League, Chelsea had Alliance Tyres as their first sleeve sponsor in the 2017–18 season. snake-oil. The history of the Chelsea club is very rich and long. After a period of decline in the late 1970s and 1980s, the club enjoyed a revival in the 1990s and had more success in cup competitions. 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. We will see this again next season. pic.twitter.com/DaUl2WpXKX. The loans stood at £709 million in December 2009, when they were all converted to equity by Abramovich, leaving the club themselves debt free,[149][150] although the debt remains with Fordstam. [141], Chelsea Football Club were founded by Gus Mears in 1905. While the partnership brought disaster at first as Chelsea were relegated from the first division, we'd bounce straight back the next season. 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