Chelsea FC is a well known English football club which is based in Fulham, London. It was established in 1905 and since then they have almost been in the top tier of the English Football. Chelsea FC is the only British club to win all the 3 main UEFA club competitions.
These are all the known facts about the club, but there are some facts which are still unknown to Chelsea FC fans. So let us have a look at all these unknown facts about this popular football club.
Chelsea FC Fact 1: Regular Kit Colours
Royal blue shirts and shorts with white socks are Chelsea’s traditional kit colours. The crest has been changed a lot of times in an attempt of re-branding the club in order to modernize its image. The present crest features a ceremonial lion rampant regardant which is holding a staff. This is a modification of one which was introduced in the early 1950s.
Chelsea FC Fact 2: League Titles
Considering their domestic record Chelsea has won 4 league titles, 4 League Cups, 7 FA Cups and 4 FA Community Shields. If you look at their continental record they have won 2 UEFA Cup Winner’s Cups, 1 UEFA Super Cup, 1 UEFA Champions League and 1 UEFA Europa League.
Chelsea FC Fact 3: Stadium
Since their foundation Chelsea has had only one home ground, Stamford Bridge where they have played since foundation. The stadium was inaugurated on 28th April 1877 and for almost 28 years of its existence, it was exclusively used by the London Athletics Club as an arena for athletics meetings.
Chelsea FC Fact 4: Chelsea Pitch Owners (CPO)
Now Chelsea’s naming rights, Stanford Bridge freehold, the pitch, and the turnstiles are owned by Chelsea Pitch Owners which is a non-profit organization in which fan are its shareholders. The major aim behind the creation of CPO was to make sure that the stadium is never sold back to the developers.
Chelsea FC fact 5: Supporters
Chelsea holds a record of having the 5th highest average attendance of all time in the English Football and has been successfully attracting over 40,000 fans to their home ground. In the 2012-13 season, they were the 6th best-supported Premier League team with an average gate of 41,462.