In July 2003, Roman Abramovich purchased just over 50% of Chelsea Village plc's share capital, including Bates' 29.5% stake, for £30 million and over the following weeks bought out most of the remaining 12,000 shareholders at 35 pence per share, completing a £140 million takeover. On 26 December 1999, Chelsea became the first British side to field an entirely foreign starting line-up (no British or Irish players) in a Premier League match against Southampton. , The club's recent accounting records highlight £26.6m they have lost in compensation to former head coach Antonio Conte for sacking and to pay off his backroom staff and the legal costs that followed..  In October 2011, a proposal from the club to buy back the freehold to the land on which Stamford Bridge sits was voted down by Chelsea Pitch Owners shareholders.  Most football clubs were founded first, and then sought grounds in which to play, but Chelsea were founded for Stamford Bridge. 2003-04Template:, 1976-77Template:, Chelsea were subsequently sponsored by Coors beer (1994–97), Autoglass (1997–2001), Emirates (2001–05), Samsung Mobile (2005–08), Samsung (2008–15). A principios de la siguiente temporada, el club obtuvo su primera Charity Shield, en 1955.En años posteriores, el club ganó dos FA Cups, dos Football League Cups, una Charity Shield, dos Recopas de Europa y una Supercopa de Europa. 1988-89Template:, * Portsmouth deducted 9 points for going into administration. As the roof resembled that of a corrugated iron shed, the stand eventually became known as the "Shed End", although it is unknown who first coined this name.  The graphite and tangerine strip has appeared in lists of the worst football kits ever.  In the mid-1970s, the away strip was a red, white and green kit inspired by the Hungarian national side of the 1950s. , In May 2018, the club appointed Barnardo's to oversee an independent investigation into the allegations of racism.  Other away kits include an all jade strip worn from 1986–89, red and white diamonds from 1990–92, graphite and tangerine from 1994–96, and luminous yellow from 2007–08. Petr Cech 2. A Chelsea FC a 2008–09-es szezonban a Premier League-ben szerepelt.Ez volt a csapat 94. szezonja a versenyszerű labdarúgásban, 17. szezonja a Premier League-ben és a 103. szezonja fennállása óta. This contributed to the club's original "pensioner" nickname, and remained for the next half-century, though it never appeared on the shirts. , Chelsea have been described as a global brand; a 2012 report by Brand Finance ranked Chelsea fifth among football brands and valued the club's brand value at US$398 million – an increase of 27% from the previous year, also valuing them at US$10 million more than the sixth best brand, London rivals Arsenal – and gave the brand a strength rating of AA (very strong). http://www.thechels.info/wiki/2009-10_season, About TheChels.info - The Chelsea Football Club Wiki, Premier League Golden Boot: Didier Drogba (29), Premier League Player of the Month: Florent Malouda (March), Young Player of the Year: The entire Under-18 squad for. After a long-running legal battle, Bates reunited the stadium freehold with the club in 1992 by doing a deal with the banks of the property developers, who had been bankrupted by a market crash.  In 2007, the club launched the Back to the Shed campaign to improve the atmosphere at home matches, with notable success.  In a 2008 poll conducted by the Football Fans Census, Chelsea fans named Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United as their most disliked clubs. In 1986, with Ken Bates now owner of the club, Chelsea's crest was changed again as part of another attempt to modernise and because the old rampant lion badge could not be trademarked. 2013-14Template:, Every starting player in Chelsea's 57 games of the 2013–14 season was a full international – a new club record. records and statistics, highest transfer fee paid by a British club, United Kingdom football sexual abuse scandal, List of Chelsea F.C. , Chelsea's biggest winning scoreline in a competitive match is 13–0, achieved against Jeunesse Hautcharage in the Cup Winners' Cup in 1971. FootballOldCopy Wiki is a FANDOM Lifestyle Community.  In the build-up to the 1997 FA Cup Final, the song "Blue Day", performed by Suggs and members of the Chelsea squad, reached number 22 in the UK charts. Chelsea have always worn blue shirts, although they originally used the paler eton blue, which was taken from the racing colours of then club president, Earl Cadogan, and was worn with white shorts and dark blue or black socks.  In Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 film The 39 Steps, Mr Memory claims that Chelsea last won the Cup in 63 BC, "in the presence of the Emperor Nero. Maglie e sponsor. 1970-71Template:,  Chelsea were founded on 10 March 1905 at The Rising Sun pub (now The Butcher's Hook), opposite the present-day main entrance to the ground on Fulham Road, and were elected to the Football League shortly afterwards.  The new training facilities in Cobham were completed in 2007. , In August 2019, Barnardo's published the findings of its review. 1977-78Template:,  The running track was used for dirt track racing between 1928 and 1932, greyhound racing from 1933 to 1968, and Midget car racing in 1948.  Upon winning the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League, Chelsea became the first English club to win all four UEFA club trophies and the only club to hold the Champions League and the Europa League at the same time. Gullit was replaced by Gianluca Vialli, whose reign saw Chelsea win the League Cup, the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and the UEFA Super Cup in 1998, and the FA Cup in 2000. Dessutom fick man som ett resultat av 2008/2009 års FA-cuptitel delta i FA Community Shield. The report concluded that "black players were subjected to a daily tirade of racial abuse". 2014-15Template:.  The club's 21–0 aggregate victory over Jeunesse Hautcharage in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1971 is also a record in European competition. View … 1980-81Template:, 1965-66Template:,  Eight other players have also scored over 100 goals for Chelsea: George Hilsdon (1906–1912), George Mills (1929–1939), Roy Bentley (1948–1956), Jimmy Greaves (1957–1961), Peter Osgood (1964–1974 and 1978–1979), Kerry Dixon (1983–1992), Didier Drogba (2004–2012 and 2014–2015), and Eden Hazard (2012–2019).