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A Brief History of Chelsea Football Club


Football  •  21 Apr, 2023  •  4,799 Views  •  ⭐ 5.0

Written by Shivani Chourasia


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Chelsea Football Club, one of England's most successful and celebrated football clubs, boasts a rich history that dates back to the early 20th century. From their humble beginnings at Stamford Bridge to their recent challenges in the 2022-23 Premier League season, Chelsea's journey is filled with triumph and turbulence. This blog will delve into the club's storied past and explore its cultural significance in the world of football.

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The Early Days

Founders' Day: The Birth of the Blues | News | Official Site | Chelsea  Football Club
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Chelsea Football Club was founded on March 10, 1905, in an upstairs room at The Rising Sun pub, which is now known as The Butcher's Hook. The club's home has always been the iconic Stamford Bridge stadium in Fulham, London. Chelsea's early years were characterized by moderate success, with their first major trophy being the 1954-55 First Division title.

The Swinging Sixties

Obituary for former Man Utd manager Tommy Docherty | Manchester United
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The 1960s saw Chelsea emerge as a prominent force in English football under the management of Tommy Docherty. They played an attractive, attacking style of football, which resonated with the "Swinging London" culture of the time. Players such as Peter Osgood, Ron Harris, and Charlie Cooke became fan favorites, helping the club win the League Cup in 1965 and the FA Cup in 1970.

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The 21st Century: The Abramovich Era

Chelsea Owner And Billionaire Roman Abramovich On The Past, Present And  Future Of The Club
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Chelsea's fortunes changed dramatically in 2003 when Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich purchased the club. His investment led to an influx of top talent and high-profile managers, turning Chelsea into a powerhouse of English and European football. The club has since won numerous Premier League titles, FA Cups, League Cups, Europa League titles, and two UEFA Champions League titles (2012 and 2021).

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