Chelsea Football Club is an English professional football club based in Fulham, West London. Founded in 1905, the club competes in the Premier League, the top division of English football. Chelsea are among England’s most successful clubs, having won over thirty competitive honours, including six league titles and seven European trophies. Their home ground is Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea FC must have one of the most unusual formations of any club in the world. Formed in the early months of 1904 the story of Chelsea has been inextricably linked with the fate of the club’s real estate. Their Stamford Bridge ground originated from 1877 as a home for the London Athletics Club and might not have been transformed into today’s glamorous state of the art complex had a certain Gus Mears not entered the London football scene. Mears bought the freehold to Stamford Bridge and soon afterwards purchsed a large market garden adjoining the property as foundations for a football arena. The already established Fulham FC were invited to move in but the offer was declined, as the fee was too high. This of course was a devastating blow to Mears.
When The Great Western Railway made an attractive offer to purchase the ground in 1904 for coal and goods sidings Mears considered the sale of the premises. However, F.W.Parker, a well known financier and friend of Mears, still suggested starting their own team. Events snowballed and within days a meeting was held and a ground was planned. The seeds of Chelsea were formed. Application to join the Southern League was made and with other clubs like Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur objecting the application was turned down. After canvassing other teams of the Football League in April and May an application was made to join the Football League and players were signed. On the strength of these signings, the new ground and a very convincing speech at the AGM of the League by F.W. Parker, Chelsea were elected to the Football League Division Two, the only team to be admitted to the League without having kicked a ball.
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