Chelsea Football Club is one of the world’s top football clubs. The 2015 Premier League champions, Chelsea were UEFA Champions League winners in 2012, following that success by lifting the UEFA Europa League trophy in 2013. Founded in 1905, Chelsea is London’s most central football club, based at the iconic 42,000-capacity Stamford Bridge stadium.
Nicknamed ‘The Blues’, Chelsea are four-time English Premier League champions and have also lifted the FA Cup seven times, the Football League Cup five times, the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup twice, the UEFA Super Cup once and the Football League Championship once, in 1955. The Europa League triumph saw Chelsea become the first English club to win all three major UEFA competitions, and the first club ever to hold both the Champions League and Europa League at the same time.
In addition to possessing some of the world’s most recognizable players, Chelsea has also invested in its future with a state-of-the-art Academy and training centre in Cobham, Surrey. Since its opening in 2007, the club has reached six FA Youth Cup finals, lifting the trophy four times and in 2015 lifted the UEFA Youth League for the first time as well as the Youth Cup. The Chelsea Ladies team also won the FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Cup double in 2015.