Chelsea Football Club
Chelsea Football Club is a professional football club in London, England, that competes in the Premier League. Founded in 1905, the club’s home ground since then has been Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea won the First Division title in 1955, various cup competitions between 1965 and 1971 and 21 trophies since 1997, including six titles, seven FA Cups, five League Cups and four FA Community Shields, one UEFA Champions League, two UEFA Cup Winners’ Cups, one UEFA Europa League and one UEFA Super Cup.
Chelsea’s regular kit colours are royal blue shirts and shorts with white socks. The club’s crest has been changed several times in attempts to re-brand the club and modernise its image. The current crest, featuring a ceremonial lion rampant regardant holding a staff, is a modification of the one introduced in the early 1950s. The club have the sixth-highest average all-time attendance in English football, and for the 2016–17 season at 41,507. Since 2003, Chelsea have been owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. In 2017, they were ranked by Forbes magazine as the seventh most valuable football club in the world, at £1.40 billion ($1.85 billion) and in the 2016-17 season it was the eighth highest-earning football club in the world, earned €428 million.