Current holders of the Champions League trophy, Chelsea Football Club are one of England's most successful clubs of all time with more than 30 major titles to their name. Key titles won include eight FA Cups, five League Cups, six league titles, four Community Shields, two Champions Leagues and two Europa League titles. The bulk of their success has come in the last couple of decades, subsequent to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich acquiring the club in 2003.
Since Abramovich took control of the club they have spent liberally on both players and managers and enjoyed prolonged periods of success. Key personnel from the Abramovich era include the likes of Jose Mourinho, John Terry, Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard. While a glance a little further into their past shows other big names both as players and managers. Great managers of the past include the legendary Italian Gianluca Vialli, Dave Sexton and Tommy Docherty. Some of the legendary players of the past include Peter Osgood, Ron 'Chopper' Harris, Dennis Wise, Kerry Dixon and Gianfranco Zola.
Chelsea have played at Stamford Bridge since they were founded. Interestingly, it was the acquisition of Stamford Bridge by businessman Gus Mears that led to Chelsea’s creation. Having bought the stadium, Mears wanted to rent it to Fulham. The club declined to move there and so Mears started his own team.
Who owns Chelsea Football Club?
Chelsea, also known as The Blues, are owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich.