List of Chelsea F.C. records and statistics

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Chelsea Football Club is an English professional association football club based in Fulham, London. The club was established in 1905 and plays its home games at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea have won six top-flight titles. Upon winning the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League, Chelsea became the first English club to win all four European trophies and the only club to hold the Champions League and the Europa League at the same time.[1] The club's record appearance maker is Ron Harris, who made 795 appearances between 1961 and 1980. Frank Lampard is Chelsea's record goalscorer, scoring 211 goals in total.

Honours and achievements[edit]

In 2012, Chelsea became the fifth English team to win the UEFA Champions League.

Chelsea's first ever silverware was obtained in the 1915–16 season, when the team won the inaugural London Combination, which was originally established as a regional league for London clubs after first-class competition had been suspended due to World War I. The first major trophy came in 1955, when Chelsea became the national champions.[2] In the 2009–10 season, Chelsea won their first and only double after winning both the Premier League and the FA Cup.[3] Upon winning the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League, Chelsea became the fourth club in history to have won the "European Treble" of European Cup/UEFA Champions League, European Cup Winners' Cup/UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, and UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League.[4]

Chelsea's honours and achievements include the following:[5]

EFL and Premier League[edit]

Winners (6): 1954–55, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2009–10, 2014–15, 2016–17
Runners-up (4): 2003–04, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2010–11
Winners (2): 1983–84, 1988–89
Runners-up (5): 1906–07, 1911–12, 1929–30, 1962–63, 1976–77
Winners (5): 1964–65, 1997–98, 2004–05, 2006–07, 2014–15
Runners-up (3): 1971–72, 2007–08, 2018–19

The FA[edit]

Winners (8): 1969–70, 1996–97, 1999–2000, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2011–12, 2017–18
Runners-up (6): 1914–15, 1966–67, 1993–94, 2001–02, 2016–17, 2019–20
Winners (4): 1955, 2000, 2005, 2009
Runners-up (9): 1970, 1997, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2018

UEFA[edit]

Winners (1): 2011–12
Runners-up (1): 2007–08
Winners (2): 2012–13, 2018–19
Winners (2): 1970–71, 1997–98
Winners (1): 1998
Runners-up (3): 2012, 2013, 2019

FIFA[edit]

Runners-up (1): 2012

Other[edit]

Winners (2): 1985–86, 1989–90
Winners (5): 1919–20, 1926–27, 1949–50, 1959–60, 1960–61
Runners-up (5): 1948–49, 1953–54, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1964–65

Wartime[edit]

Winners (2): 1915–16, 1917–18
  • National War Fund Cup
Winners (1): 1918
  • London Victory Cup
Winners (1): 1919
Winners (1): 1944–45
Runners-up (1): 1943–44
Runners-up (1): 1944–45

Pre-season[edit]

Runners-up (1): 2013
  • Stamford Bridge Trophy
Winners (5): 1947, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1980
Runners-up (1): 1973
  • Cross Channel Trophy[8]
Winners (1): 1992
Winners (1): 1993
Third place (1): 1994
Winners (2): 1996, 1997
Winners (2): 2003, 2011
Winners (1): 2005
Runners-up (1): 2007
Third place (1): 2008
Winners (1): 2009
  • Coca-Cola Super Cup[16]
Winners (1): 2011
  • Singha 80th Anniversary Cup[17]
Winners (1): 2013
  • International Friendly Trophy[18]
Winners (1): 2013
Winners (1): 2013
Runners-up (1): 2019
Winners (1): 2019

Appearances[edit]

Individual records[edit]

All-time appearances[edit]

Competitive matches only.

Name Years League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other1 Total
1 England Ron Harris 1961–1980 655 64 48 27 1 795
2 England Peter Bonetti 1959–1979 600 57 45 26 1 729
3 England John Terry 1998–2017 492 58 37 124 6 717
4 England Frank Lampard 2001–2014 429 58 34 117 10 648
5 England John Hollins 1963–1975
1983–1984
465 51 48 27 1 592
6 Czech Republic Petr Čech 2004–2015 333 33 17 103 8 494
7 England Dennis Wise 1990–2001 332 38 30 38 7 445
8 Scotland Steve Clarke 1987–1998 330 36 26 12 17 421
9 England Kerry Dixon 1983–1992 335 20 41 0 24 420
10 Scotland Eddie McCreadie 1962–1974 331 41 22 16 0 410
11 England John Bumstead 1978–1991 338 21 34 0 16 409
12 England New Zealand Ken Armstrong 1946–1957 362 30 0 0 10 402
13 Spain César Azpilicueta 2012– 276 30 26 56 6 394
14 Ivory Coast Didier Drogba 2004–2012
2014–2015
254 29 20 74 4 381
15 Serbia Branislav Ivanović 2008–2017 261 29 15 64 8 377

1 Other appearances include: Charity/Community Shield, Football League play-offs, Full Members Cup, UEFA Super Cup, and FIFA Club World Cup.

Goalscorers[edit]

Frank Lampard is Chelsea's all-time top goalscorer

Individual records[edit]

All-time top goalscorers[edit]

Competitive matches only.

Name Years League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other1 Total
1 England Frank Lampard 2001–2014 147 26 12 25 1 210
2 England Bobby Tambling 1959–1970 164 25 10 3 0 202
3 England Kerry Dixon 1983–1992 147 8 25 0 13 193
4 Ivory Coast Didier Drogba 2004–2012
2014–2015
104 12 10 36 2 164
5 England Roy Bentley 1948–1956 128 21 0 0 1 150
England Peter Osgood 1964–1974
1978–1979
105 19 10 16 0 150
7 England Jimmy Greaves 1957–1961 124 3 2 3 0 132
8 England George Mills 1929–1943 118 7 0 0 0 125
9 Belgium Eden Hazard 2012–2019 85 5 8 12 0 110
10 England George Hilsdon 1906–1912 99 9 0 0 0 108

1 Includes the Charity/Community Shield, the Football League play-offs, and the Full Members Cup.

International Honours won while playing at Chelsea[edit]

FIFA World Cup

The following players have won the FIFA World Cup while playing for Chelsea:

UEFA European Championship

The following players have won the UEFA European Championship while playing for Chelsea:

Olympic Games

The following players have won a gold medal in football at the Olympic Games while playing for Chelsea:

Club records[edit]

Attendances[edit]

  • Highest home attendance (estimate): 100,000, against Dynamo Moscow, 13 November 1945.
  • Highest home attendance (official): 82,905, against Arsenal, First Division, 12 October 1935.
  • Highest home attendance (Second Division): 67,000, against Manchester United, 13 April 1906.
  • Highest home attendance (FA Cup): 77,952, against Swindon Town, 13 March 1911.
  • Highest home attendance (League Cup): 43,330, against Tottenham Hotspur, 22 December 1971.
  • Highest home attendance (Europe): 59,541, against Milan, 16 February 1966.
  • Highest season home aggregate: 1,014,352 (1954–55 season).
  • Highest league home average: 48,302 (1954–55 season).
  • Highest attendance for any Chelsea match: 105,826, against Real Madrid, Michigan Stadium, United States, 30 July 2016.
  • Highest away attendance: 98,436, against Barcelona, UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg, 7 March 2006.
  • Lowest home attendance: 3,000, against Lincoln City, Second Division, 17 February 1906.

Source: Chelsea F.C. official website[26]

Firsts[edit]

  • First match: Chelsea v. Stockport County, Second Division, 2 September 1905.
  • First win: Chelsea v. Liverpool, friendly match, 4 September 1905.
  • First competitive goalscorer: John Robertson, v. Blackpool, Second Division, 9 September 1905.
  • First FA Cup match: Chelsea v. First Grenadier Guards, First Qualifying Round, 7 October 1905.
  • First FA Cup match (proper): Chelsea v. Lincoln City, First Round, 12 January 1907.
  • First League Cup match: Chelsea v. Millwall, First Round, 10 October 1960.
  • First European match: Chelsea v. BK Frem, Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, 30 September 1958.
  • First Cup Winners' Cup match: Chelsea v. Aris, First Round, 16 September 1970.
  • First UEFA Champions League match: Chelsea v. Skonto Riga, Third Qualifying Round, 11 August 1999.
  • First UEFA Champions League match (proper): Chelsea v. Milan, First Group Stage, 15 September 1999.
  • First FA Cup winners at the new Wembley Stadium: Chelsea v. Manchester United, 2007 FA Cup Final, 19 May 2007.
  • First domestic double: Chelsea v. Portsmouth, 2010 FA Cup Final, 15 May 2010 (also winning the 2009–10 Premier League).
  • The first team to score 100 Premier League goals in a season: 2009–10 Premier League season.
  • The first English team to qualify for the UEFA European Cup, winning the 1954–55 First Division (Chelsea were not allowed to participate by the Football Association).
  • The first London based team to win the UEFA Champions League: 2011–12 season.
  • The first UEFA Champions League title holders to get knocked out in the group stage the following year: 2012–13 season.
  • The first English team to win all three major UEFA competitions.[1]
  • The first UEFA Champions League title holders to win the UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League the following year: 2012–13 season.
  • The first team in history of the European competitions to be holders of the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League at the same time (winning the 2013 UEFA Europa League Final on 15 May 2013, and still being holders of the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League until 25 May 2013).[1]
  • The first team to go 17 successive UEFA Europa League matches without defeat since the competition was rebranded in 2009–10.[27][28]
  • The first team in Premier League history to have two different hat-trick scorers in a single campaign aged 21 or under.[29]
  • The first top-flight team in history to win 30 games in a 38-game season: 2016–17 Premier League season.[30]
  • The first team to win 15 away matches in a Premier League season: 2004–05 season.[31]
  • The first team to win 18 home matches in a Premier League season: 2004–05 season.
  • The first team to win against every other team at least once in a Premier League season: 2005–06 season.[32]

Results[edit]

Wins[edit]

Draws[edit]

  • Highest scoring draw: 5–5 v. West Ham United, First Division, 17 December 1966.
  • Most League draws in a season: 18 in 42 matches, First Division, 1922–23.
  • Longest sequence of League draws: 6, 20 August 1969 – 13 September 1969.

Unbeaten[edit]

  • Longest sequence of unbeaten matches:
    • 21, 10 June 2004 – 11 September 2004.
    • 23, 23 January 2007 – 13 April 2007.
    • 23, 4 April 2009 – 23 September 2009.
    • 23, 4 May 2014 – 6 December 2014.
  • Longest sequence of unbeaten League matches: 40, 23 October 2004 – 29 October 2005.
  • Longest sequence of unbeaten home matches in the Premier League: 86, 20 March 2004 – 26 October 2008.

Losses[edit]

Goals[edit]

  • Most goals scored in one match: 13 v. Jeunesse Hautcharage, 1971–72 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, 29 September 1971.
  • Most goals conceded in one match: 8 v. Wolverhampton Wanderers, First Division, 26 September 1953.
  • Most League goals scored in one season: 103 in 38 matches, Premier League, 2009–10.
  • Fewest League goals scored in one season: 31 in 42 matches, First Division, 1923–24.
  • Most League goals conceded in one season: 100 in 42 matches, First Division, 1960–61.
  • Fewest League goals conceded in one season: 15 in 38 matches, Premier League, 2004–05.
  • Fewest League goals conceded at home in one season: 6 in 19 matches, Premier League, 2004–05.
  • Fewest League goals conceded away in one season: 9 in 19 matches, Premier League, 2004–05.
  • Most goal scorers in a single match in the league: 7 v. Aston Villa, Premier League, 23 December 2012.

Points[edit]

  • Most points earned in a season (3 for a win): 99 in 46 matches, Second Division, 1988–89.
  • Fewest points earned in a season (3 for a win): 42 in 40 matches, First Division, 1987–88.
  • Most points earned in a season (2 for a win): 57 in 38 matches, Second Division, 1906–07.
  • Fewest points earned in a season (2 for a win): 20 in 42 matches, First Division, 1978–79.

Clean sheets[edit]

  • Most clean sheets in one season: 34 in 59 matches, (2004–05).
  • Fewest clean sheets in one season: 2 in 47 matches, (1960–61).
  • Most League clean sheets in one season: 25 in 38 matches, Premier League, 2004–05.
  • Fewest League clean sheets in one season: 1 in 42 matches, First Division, 1960–61.
  • Longest run without a clean sheet: 31 games, November 1960 – August 1961.
  • Most consecutive league clean sheets during a season: 10, 18 December 2004 – 12 February 2005.
  • Most clean sheets by an individual goalkeeper: 228, Petr Čech (2004–2015).[38][39]
  • Most clean sheets by an individual goalkeeper in one season: 28, Petr Čech, (2004–05).[39]
  • Most Premier League clean sheets by an individual goalkeeper in one season: 24, Petr Čech, (2004–05).[40]
  • Most consecutive clean sheets by an individual goalkeeper: 9, William Foulke, (1905–06).
  • Most clean sheets overall in the Premier League: 162, Petr Čech (2004–2015).[41]

Penalties[edit]

National/European records[edit]

  • Fewest goals conceded in a League season: 15 in 38 matches, Premier League, 2004–05 (English top flight record).[43]
  • Fewest goals conceded away in a League season: 9 in 18 matches, Premier League, 2004–05 (English top flight record).[36]
  • Most consecutive clean sheets at the start of a season: 6, 14 August 2005 – 17 September 2005 (English top flight record).
  • Longest sequence of unbeaten home league matches: 86, 21 February 2004 – 26 October 2008 (English record).[36]
  • Most clean sheets in a season: 25, 2004–05 (Premier League record).[36]
  • Most goals scored at home in a League season: 68, 2009–10 (Premier League record).[36]
  • Most consecutive League away wins: 11, 5 April 2008 – 22 December 2008 (Premier League joint record).[44]
  • Fewest home draws in a League season: 0, 2016–17 (Premier League joint record).[36]
  • Most home wins in a League season: 18, 2005–06 (Premier League joint record).[36]
  • Most consecutive wins from start of a season: 9, 2005–06 (Premier League record).[45]
  • Most days spent in first place in a season: 274 days, 2014–15 (Premier League record).[46]
  • Highest aggregate scoreline in European competition: 21–0, v Jeunesse Hautcharage, 1971–72 European Cup Winners' Cup, 29 September 1971 (joint record).[34]
  • Fewest goals conceded in a Champions League group stage campaign: 1, 2005–06 (joint record).[47]
  • Most Champions League semi-finals appearances by an English club: 7 appearances (shared with Manchester United).[48]
  • Most Champions League round of 16 goals scored by an English club: 35 goals.[49]
  • Most Champions League round of 16 aggregate wins by an English club: 8 wins.[49]
  • Most Champions League round of 16 appearances by an English club: 14 appearances.[49]
  • Most Champions League quarter-final aggregate wins by an English club: 7 wins (shared with Manchester United).[50]
  • Most Europa League knockout matches won by an English team: 13 wins.[51]
  • Most Europa League knockout stage goals scored by an English team: 41 goals.[51]
  • Most consecutive Europa League matches without defeat: 18 matches.[52]
  • Only team to score 4+ goals in a Europa League final.[53]
  • Longest unbeaten run in the FA Cup: 29 matches (excluding penalty shootouts).[54]

Transfers[edit]

Note that transfers fees amounts are very sensitive to inflation which is not considered there and exchange rates between British pound and Euro or other rates.

Highest transfer fees paid[edit]

# Name From Fee Year
1 Spain Kepa Arrizabalaga Spain Athletic Bilbao £71,600,000[55] 2018
2 Germany Kai Havertz Germany Bayer Leverkusen £71,000,000[56] 2020
3 Spain Álvaro Morata Spain Real Madrid £58,000,000[57] 2017
United States Christian Pulisic Germany Borussia Dortmund £58,000,000[58] 2019
5 Italy Jorginho Italy Napoli £57,000,000[59] 2018
6 Spain Fernando Torres England Liverpool £50,000,000[60] 2011
England Ben Chilwell England Leicester City £50,000,000[61] 2020
8 Germany Timo Werner Germany RB Leipzig £47,500,000[62] 2020
9 France Tiémoué Bakayoko Monaco Monaco £40,000,000[63] 2017
Croatia Mateo Kovačić Spain Real Madrid £40,000,000[64] 2019

Highest transfer fees received[edit]

# Name To Fee Year
1 Belgium Eden Hazard Spain Real Madrid £89,000,000[65] 2019
2 Brazil Oscar China Shanghai SIPG £60,000,000[66] 2017
3 Spain Álvaro Morata Spain Atlético Madrid £58,300,000[67] 2019
4 Spain Diego Costa Spain Atlético Madrid £57,000,000[68] 2017
5 Brazil David Luiz England Paris St-Germain £50,000,000[69] 2014
6 Serbia Nemanja Matić England Manchester United £40,000,000[70] 2017
7 Spain Juan Mata England Manchester United £37,100,000[71] 2014
8 Belgium Thibaut Courtois Spain Real Madrid £35,000,000[72] 2018
9 Belgium Romelu Lukaku England Everton £28,000,000[73] 2014
10 Brazil Ramires China Jiangsu Suning £25,000,000[74] 2016

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