With over a century of football played at a prime west London location so fundamental to the birth of Chelsea Football Club in 1905, there is a great story to tell, full of ambition, star players, dramatic quests for trophy success and fashionable style.
There have been upsets and difficult challenges along the way as well that only add to the intrigue, and by visiting The Story of Chelsea below, each twist and turn is recalled chapter by chapter.
The rise of Chelsea Women to become one of the powers of the game is told in its own section and the Stamford Bridge story is in Stadium History. Our major silverware is collected together in the Trophy Cabinet and Classic Kits down the years are recalled in their own gallery. Head down to the bottom of the page for plenty more with a historical theme.
Stamford Bridge is one of the oldest football grounds in the country and has been the home of Chelsea Football Club since our formation in 1905.
The Bridge opened as a sporting arena on 28 April 1877. For the first 27 years of its existence it was used almost exclusively for the traditionally popular Victorian pursuit of athletics meetings by the London Athletic Club.
Chelsea Football Club’s overarching strategy is to evolve our ongoing dialogue and action plans that embed equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do.
This is about creating a depth and breadth to our programmes and activities which demonstrate thought, leadership and sustainable action. The work highlighted here is just a snapshot of the commitment and effort that the Chelsea team makes every day to create a positive and proactive environment for all.