Chelsea FC was founded in 1905 and took over 50 years to win their first trophy, the League Championship in 1955.
The past decade, coinciding with the ownership of Roman Abramovich has been the most successful in Chelsea's long history with a transformed team, stadium, and finances since the Russian took charge of the club.
In the past decade, Chelsea fans have also enjoyed watching a team of established world class players in every position. During Abramovich’s tenure, Chelsea has won the league title five times. The Champions League was an elusive target for the owner and the team finally won the trophy with a penalty shoot out win against Bayern Munich in 2012.
Chelsea then won the prestigious Europa League competition the following year with a 2-1 defeat of Benfica of Portugal in Amsterdam, a title they won again in 2019 against Arsenal in Baku.