Chelsea Football Club
In 1905 the Chelsea Football club was founded, it gained reputation for bringing up the huge names of players and for gathering large crowds, however Chelsea failed to gain trophies in their first fifty years as a team. The team spent thirty years around the First Division and sometimes they find themselves finishing in midtable or fighting a relegation. During the FA Cup in 1915 the team almost got want they have always wanted but they ended up as runners-up, they also lost during the semi-finals in the years 1911, 1920, 1932, 1950, and 1952. In the year 1955 the team broke their bad luck as the new team manager took place Ted Drake, he introduced a series of changes that brought the team to the League of Champions in the same year.
1963-1972 seasons, Chelsea has regularly brought excellence for the first time however they were still persistently missed out. Chelsea won the League Cup in 1965, the FA Cup in 1970 and the UEFA Cup Winner’s Cup in 1971. The team was also runners-up in the FA Cup in 1967 and the League Cup runner-up in 1972.
The team still experienced problems and downfalls over the next decade primarily because of the debt burden caused by the attempt to develop the Stamford Bridge, it brought the club to the brink of extinction. Before John Neal took over in 1980 the team won the Second Division title and re-established until they managed to raise back up to the top.
The club’s further achievement was then managed by managers Rudd Gullit and Gianluca Vialli from 1996 to 2000. Chelsea then became winners in the FA Cup in 1997 and 2000. The team was also winners in the League Cup and UEFA Cup Winner’s Cup in 1998 which qualified them for the Champions League for the first time.