Where did Chelsea Football Club gets their name.

Where did Chelsea Football Club gets their name

On 10th March 1905, Chelsea Football Club was founded in the Rising Sun Pub on Fulham road. Just a year before that, businessman Gus Mears had purchased the Stamford Bridge Athletics complex. And was looking to turned it into football ground. Mears offered the group to Fulham FC which was founded in 1879 but the Club refused the offer.

Undeterred, Mears decided to form his own Club and debated calling it Stamford Bridge FC, London FC or kensington FC. But eventually decided on Chelsea FC, naming the Club after the borough adjacent to Fulham FC. Chelsea Football Club spent much of the next century experiencing success primarily in cup competitions with their top flight league before 2005 coming in 1995.

The club became known for signing of big name players but never consistently experiencing big time success. They were relegated and bounced back up to the top flight league in the early years. But faced their bleakest period in the late 70’s and 80’s.

Relegation to the Third Division was very prospect in 1982. Where Chelsea Football Club finished 18th out of 22 teams in the league played. In the 1987-1988 season the Club was relegated again but bounced back by winning the second Division in 1988 and 1989 and have remained in the top flight ever since.

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