One of the more successful clubs in the English Premier League (EPL) is the Fulham based, Chelsea Football Club. Or Chelsea F.C for short. Although the fans and sports media usually refer to the Club as “the Blues.” Consequently, telling us that the supporters carry the same name as the Clubs nickname. However, that’s not the only name the Club listen to, which we will disclose further on in the article. Anyhow, the Club is one of the older teams in English football dating back to 1905. That’s an astonishing 115 years of operation, which is quite remarkable for a Club formed in a pub. With that fresh in your mind, let’s check out the veteran and its official UEFA ranking.
UEFA club coefficient ranking
As previously revealed, Chelsea is performing on top of the class. And it’s current ranking (2020) the team position themselves on 14th place. Just before AS Roma (15th) and after Tottenham Hotspur F.C (13th). Plus, looking at a broader record sample of 10 years, the situation looks even better. In fact, Chelsea breaks the top-10 and land on 5th place just after Atlético Madrid (4th). Yet they have some ways to go to break into the top 3. With Real Madrid C.F (1st), FC Barcelona (2nd), and FC Bayern Munich (3rd) leading the pack. But, worth to take note of, Chelsea is the highest-ranking English football Club on a 10-year perspective. So, let us move on to the achievement part.
How many times have Chelsea won the Premier League title?
At no surprise, the Club has won the EPL more than once. And if we should include the First Division title before 1992, the Club has gone victorious 6 times in total (1954/55, 2004/05, 2005/06, 2009/10, 2014/15, 2016/17). And that’s not the only award occupying space in the trophy cabinet at the Chelsea museum at Stamford Bridge.
Titles, Trophies, and Triumphs by Chelsea
Other than the top-flight wins in the UK the Club has also won multiple Cup and league titles. That includes 9 FA Youth Cups (1959/60, 1960/61, 2009/10, 2011/12, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18), 8 FA Cup wins (1969/70, 1996/97, 1999/2000, 2006/07, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2011/12, 2017/18). But also 5 League Cup (1964/65, 1997/98, 2004/05, 2006/07, 2014/15). Plus 4 FA Community Shields (1955, 2000, 2005, 2009), 2 UEFA Cup Winner’s Cup (1970/71, 1997/98) and 1 UEFA Super Cup (1998). On the League side of things. The records might not be as vast but still very impressive with 2 UEFA Youth League wins (2014/15, 2015/16). And 2 UEFA Europa League (2012/13, 2018/19), and 1 UEFA Champions League title under its belt (2011/12). And if you have done your math right, it counts to a plump number of 40, EPL titles included.
Kit and colours
With only one exception for the first year 1905, Chelsea has worn blue as its predominant colour. Although the first kit more looked green, the official name for the colour is eton blue. However ever since 1906 blue is the colour choice for the home kit of the Club. While the away kit has far from followed any clear line. And has included red, yellow, black, green, and orange in countless combinations. The same is true for the third kit were colours have changed drastically from year to year. And the only thing we can rely on is that blue will remain the teams main colour for years to come.
Chelsea’s social responsibilities
Since 2010 Chelsea F.C has been involving themselves in a project close at heart, building bridges campaign. That put emphasises on equality and diversity. With two important goals, to squash discrimination, and prejudices to make everyone feel welcome. Not only at the stadium and to the Club but also in the surrounding areas. But also use their influence as professional football players to educate and guide school kids in Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) questions. And that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Where the Clubs show great passion for giving back to the community with such things like charity drives, after school soccer, and disability programs.
Chelsea transfers and rumours
Stadiums and capacity
From its birth in 1905, Chelsea has only had one home pitch, Stamford Bridge, that holds a capacity of 40,834 people in total. Which makes the stadium roughly the 9th largest sports arena in the UK intended for the Premier League
games. Although, plans did surface to expand the volume to 63,000 before 2024/25 season kicked off. But due to unforeseen circumstances, the start date of the build has scheduled on to the future. As such, fans and supporters can still watch the action unfold on the historical ground of Stamford Bridge, until further notice.
Chelsea’s fan base
When it comes to fan base and supporter crowds, we find that it’s in relations to the size of the stadium. And in the EPL they roughly come in on the same 9th place in average attendance records. And on any given match day 40,000 show up to cheer on the “Blues.” But, what’s more, impressive is the following around the world. With numbers reported reaching somewhere around 73 million on all available platforms, including all the popular social media outlets. Making the Fulham Club one of EPL’s more followed team outside the UK borders.
Women football in Chelsea
It’s not only the men’s team that made it on the professional football scene. Where Chelsea FC Women also have shown its competition that they know how the game plays. With 2 FA Women’s Super League titles (2015, 2017/18), 1 FA Women’s Super League Spring Series (2017), 2 Women’s FA Cup (2014/15, 2017/18) and 1 FA Women’s League Cup (2019/20). But also 1 Premier League Southern Division (2004/05) and a noble 9-time Surrey County Cup wins (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013).
Stakeholders and other financial interests in Chelsea
After the Russian Billionaire Roman Abramovich forked out £140 Million for the Club back in 2003, he has remained the main owner of the Club. And according to sports media, the owner has invested so far somewhere around £900 Million in benefit for the team. However, the list of official partners and external companies are equally eminent. And included in the list we see well-known game software developer, tyre manufacture, and sporting goods producer to mention a few.
Fun facts and other pub quiz trivia
Did you know that Chelsea was known in its early days as the “The Pensioners.” This due to a close relationship with the Royal Hospital in the area, that housed retired military servicemen and women. And it was not until the 1960s that they officially adopted the “Blues” as a nickname. Also, Chelsea can puff out their chest for being part of a unique squad that won UEFA’s 3 major trophies, the Cup Winners’ Cup, Europa League
and Cup, and the Champions League