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List of Chelsea F.C. records and statistics

Below are statistics and records related to Chelsea Football Club.

Frank Lampard is Chelsea's all-time highest goalscorer

Contents

  • Appearances 1
    • Individual records 1.1
    • All-time appearances 1.2
  • Goalscorers 2
    • Individual records 2.1
    • All-time top goalscorers 2.2
    • Top league goalscorers by season 2.3
  • Club records 3
    • Attendances 3.1
      • Home 3.1.1
      • Neutral 3.1.2
    • Firsts 3.2
    • Results 3.3
      • Wins 3.3.1
      • Draws 3.3.2
      • Losses 3.3.3
    • Goals 3.4
    • Points 3.5
    • Clean sheets 3.6
    • Penalties 3.7
  • National/European records 4
  • Transfers 5
    • Highest transfer fees paid 5.1
    • Highest transfer fees received 5.2
    • Progression of the transfer fees paid 5.3
  • References 6

Appearances

Individual records

All-time appearances

Competitive, professional matches only. Players in bold are currently playing for Chelsea.
Name Years Signed from League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other1 Total
1 Ron Harris 1961–1980 Youth Academy 655 64 48 27 1 795
2 Peter Bonetti 1959–1979 Youth Academy 600 57 45 26 1 729
3 Frank Lampard 2001–2014 West Ham United 429 58 34 117 10 648
4 John Terry 1998– Youth Academy 424 53 29 112 6 624
5 John Hollins 1963–1975 & 1983–1984 Youth Academy 465 51 48 27 1 592
6 Petr Čech 2004– Stade Rennais F.C. 326 31 13 100 8 478
7 Dennis Wise 1990–2001 Wimbledon 332 38 30 38 7 445
8 Steve Clarke 1987–1998 St. Mirren 330 36 26 12 17 421
9 Kerry Dixon 1983–1992 Reading 335 20 41 0 24 420
10 Eddie McCreadie 1962–1974 East Stirlingshire 331 41 22 16 0 410

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

Goalscorers

Individual records

All-time top goalscorers

Competitive, professional matches only. Players in bold are currently playing for Chelsea.

* spent entire career at Chelsea.
Name Years Signed from League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other1 Total
1 Frank Lampard 2001–2014 West Ham United 147 26 12 25 1 211
2 Bobby Tambling 1959–1970 Youth Academy 164 25 10 3 0 202
3 Kerry Dixon 1983–1992 Reading 147 8 25 0 13 193
4 Didier Drogba 2004–2012, 2014– Marseille, Galatasaray 103 12 10 36 2 163
5 Roy Bentley 1948–1956 Newcastle United 128 21 0 0 1 150
5 Peter Osgood 1964–1974 & 1978–1979 Youth Academy 105 19 10 16 0 150
7 Jimmy Greaves 1957–1961 Youth Academy 124 3 2 3 0 132
8 George Mills* 1929–1943 Youth Academy 118 7 0 0 0 125
9 George Hilsdon 1906–1912 West Ham United 99 9 0 0 0 108
10 Barry Bridges 1958–1966 Youth Academy 80 9 3 1 0 93

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

Top league goalscorers by season

Season Name Division Goals
1905–06 Frank Pearson Second Division 18
1906–07 George Hilsdon Second Division 27
1907–08 George Hilsdon First Division 24
1908–09 George Hilsdon First Division 25
1909–10 Jimmy Windridge First Division 6
1910–11 Bob Whittingham Second Division 30
1911–12 Bob Whittingham Second Division 26
1912–13 Vivian Woodward First Division 10
1913–14 Harold Halse First Division 10
1914–15 Bob Thomson First Division 12
1919–20 Jack Cock First Division 21
1920–21 Jack Cock First Division 12
1921–22 Jack Cock First Division 13
1922–23 Harry Ford and Buchanan Sharp First Division 10
1923–24 Andrew Wilson First Division 5
1924–25 William Whitton Second Division 16
1925–26 Bob Turnbull Second Division 29
1926–27 Bob Turnbull Second Division 17
1927–28 Jimmy Thompson Second Division 25
1928–29 Andrew Wilson Second Division 9
1929–30 George Mills Second Division 14
1930–31 Hughie Gallacher First Division 14
1931–32 Hughie Gallacher First Division 24
1932–33 Hughie Gallacher First Division 19
1933–34 George Mills First Division 14
1934–35 Dick Spence First Division 19
1935–36 Joe Bambrick First Division 15
1936–37 George Mills First Division 22
1937–38 George Mills First Division 13
1938–39 Joe Payne First Division 17
1946–47 Tommy Lawton First Division 26
1947–48 Ken Armstrong and Bobby Campbell First Division 11
1948–49 Roy Bentley First Division 20
1949–50 Roy Bentley and Hugh Billington First Division 17
1950–51 Roy Bentley First Division 8
1951–52 Roy Bentley and Jimmy D'Arcy First Division 12
1952–53 Roy Bentley First Division 12
1953–54 Roy Bentley First Division 21
1954–55 Roy Bentley First Division 21
1955–56 Roy Bentley First Division 14
1956–57 John McNichol and Ron Tindall First Division 10
1957–58 Jimmy Greaves First Division 22
1958–59 Jimmy Greaves First Division 32
1959–60 Jimmy Greaves First Division 29
1960–61 Jimmy Greaves First Division 41
1961–62 Bobby Tambling First Division 20
1962–63 Bobby Tambling Second Division 35
1963–64 Bobby Tambling First Division 17
1964–65 Barry Bridges First Division 20
1965–66 George Graham First Division 17
1966–67 Bobby Tambling First Division 21
1967–68 Peter Osgood First Division 16
1968–69 Bobby Tambling First Division 17
1969–70 Peter Osgood First Division 23
1970–71 Keith Weller First Division 13
1971–72 Peter Osgood First Division 18
1972–73 Chris Garland and Peter Osgood First Division 11
1973–74 Tommy Baldwin First Division 9
1974–75 Ian Hutchinson First Division 7
1975–76 Ray Wilkins Second Division 11
1976–77 Steve Finnieston Second Division 24
1977–78 Tommy Langley First Division 11
1978–79 Tommy Langley First Division 15
1979–80 Clive Walker Second Division 13
1980–81 Colin Lee Second Division 15
1981–82 Clive Walker Second Division 16
1982–83 Mike Fillery Second Division 9
1983–84 Kerry Dixon Second Division 28
1984–85 Kerry Dixon First Division 24
1985–86 Kerry Dixon and David Speedie First Division 14
1986–87 Kerry Dixon First Division 10
1987–88 Gordon Durie First Division 12
1988–89 Kerry Dixon Second Division 25
1989–90 Kerry Dixon First Division 20
1990–91 Gordon Durie First Division 12
1991–92 Dennis Wise First Division 10
1992–93 Mick Harford and Graham Stuart Premier League 9
1993–94 Mark Stein Premier League 13
1994–95 John Spencer Premier League 11
1995–96 John Spencer Premier League 13
1996–97 Gianluca Vialli Premier League 9
1997–98 Tore André Flo and Gianluca Vialli Premier League 11
1998–99 Gianfranco Zola Premier League 13
1999–2000 Gustavo Poyet and Tore André Flo Premier League 10
2000–01 Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink Premier League 23
2001–02 Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink Premier League 23
2002–03 Gianfranco Zola Premier League 14
2003–04 Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink Premier League 13
2004–05 Frank Lampard Premier League 13
2005–06 Frank Lampard Premier League 16
2006–07 Didier Drogba Premier League 20
2007–08 Frank Lampard Premier League 10
2008–09 Nicolas Anelka Premier League 19
2009–10 Didier Drogba Premier League 29
2010–11 Florent Malouda Premier League 13
2011–12 Frank Lampard and Daniel Sturridge Premier League 11
2012–13 Frank Lampard Premier League 15
2013–14 Eden Hazard Premier League 14
2014–15 Diego Costa Premier League 11

Italic text - Season in Progress

Club records

Attendances

Home

Attendance Opposition Competition Date
100,000* Dynamo Moscow Friendly 13 November 1945
82,905** Arsenal First Division 12 October 1935
77,952 Swindon Town FA Cup Round 4 13 April 1911
77,696 Blackpool First Division 16 October 1948
76,000 Tottenham Hotspur First Division 16 October 1920
75,952 Arsenal First Division 9 October 1937
75,043 Wolverhampton Wanderers First Division 9 April 1955
74,667 Arsenal First Division 29 November 1955
74,365 Birmingham City FA Cup Quarter-Final 4 March 1931
72,614 Arsenal First Division 3 April 1953


All matches played at Stamford Bridge
* estimated
** Second highest recorded attendance for an English Football League match. Although it is the record for a home club playing on its own ground, as Man Utds record attendance of 83260 was atained at Maine Road, home of Manchester City.

Neutral

Attendance Opposition Competition Venue Date
100,000 Leeds United FA Cup Final Wembley Stadium 11 April 1970
100,000 Stoke City League Cup Final Wembley Stadium 4 March 1972
100,000 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup Final Wembley Stadium 20 May 1967
90,000 Millwall War Cup South Final Wembley Stadium 7 April 1945
89,826 Manchester United FA Cup Final Wembley Stadium 19 May 2007
89,391 Everton FA Cup Final Wembley Stadium 30 May 2009
89,102 Liverpool FA Cup Final Wembley Stadium 5 May 2012
88,335 Portsmouth FA Cup Final Wembley Stadium 15 May 2010
88,103 Arsenal FA Cup Semi-Final Wembley Stadium 18 April 2009
87,660 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup Final Wembley Stadium 24 February 2008

Firsts

  • First match – v. Stockport County, Second Division, 1 September 1905 (lost 1–0).
  • First win – v. Liverpool, Friendly, 4 September 1905 (won 4–0).
  • First competitive goalscorerJohn Robertson, v. Blackpool, Second Division, 9 September 1905 (won 1–0).
  • First FA Cup match – v. First Grenadier Guards, First Qualifying Round, 7 October 1905 (won 6–1).
  • First FA Cup match (proper) – v. Lincoln City, First Round, 12 January 1907 (drew 2–2).
  • First League Cup match – v. Millwall, First Round, 10 October 1960 (won 7–1).
  • First European match – v. BK Frem, Fairs Cup, 30 September 1958 (won 3–1).
  • First Cup Winners' Cup match – v. Aris Salonika, First Round, 16 September 1970 (drew 1–1).
  • First UEFA Champions League match – v. Skonto Riga, Third Qualifying Round, 11 August 1999 (won 3–0).
  • First UEFA Champions League match (proper) – v. Milan, First Group Stage, 15 September 1999 (drew 0–0).
  • First FA Cup winners at the new Wembley Stadium – v. Manchester United, FA Cup Final, 19 May 2007 (won 1–0 aet) – also the last winners at the old stadium in 2000.
  • First domestic double – v. Portsmouth, FA Cup Final, 15 May 2010 (won 1–0) and winning the Premier League with 86 points
  • 100 League goals in a season2009–10 Premier League season
  • The first English team to qualify for the UEFA European Cup, winning the 1954-55 1st Division (though Chelsea were not allowed to participate by the FA)
  • The first London based team to win the UEFA Champions League2011–12 season
  • The first UEFA Champions League holders to get knocked out in the group stage the following year2012–13 season
  • The first English team to win all 3 major UEFA competitions and only the fourth European club to do so
  • The first UEFA Champions League holders to win the UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League the following year2012–13 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 moment (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)

Results

Wins

Draws

Losses

Goals

Points

Clean sheets

  • 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 – 24 in 38 matches, Premier League, 2004–05
  • Fewest League clean sheets in one season – 1 in 42 matches, First Division, 1960–61
  • Most consecutive clean sheets during a season – 10, 18 December 2004 – 12 February 2005
  • Most clean sheets by an individual goalkeeper – 220, Petr Čech (2004–)
  • Most clean sheets by an individual goalkeeper in one season – 28, Petr Čech, (2004–05)
  • Most Premier League clean sheets by an individual goalkeeper in one season – 24, Petr Čech, (2004–05)
  • Most consecutive clean sheets by an individual goalkeeper – 9, William Foulke, (1905–06)
  • Most clean sheets overall in the Premier League – 161, Petr Čech (2004–)

Penalties

  • Most penalties saved by a single player – 12, Petr Čech
  • Most penalties scored by a single player – 49, Frank Lampard

National/European records

  • Fewest goals conceded in a League season – 15 in 38 matches, Premier League, 2004–05 (English top flight record)
  • Fewest goals conceded away in a League season – 9 in 19 matches, Premier League, 2004–05 (English top flight record)
  • Most consecutive clean sheets at the start of a season – 6, 14 August 2005 – 17 September 2005 (English top flight record)
  • Most goals in a Premier League season – 103, Premier League, 2009–10 (Premier League record)
  • Most points in a Premier League season – 95, Premier League, 2004–05 (Premier League record)
  • Most wins in a season (38 games): - 29, Premier League, 2004–05 (Premier League record)
  • Most away wins in a season (19 games): - 15, Premier League, 2004–05 (Premier League record)
  • Most clean sheets in a season: - 24, Premier League, 2004–05 (Premier League record)
  • Longest sequence of unbeaten home league matches – 86, 20 March 2004 – 26 October 2008 (English record)
  • Highest aggregate scoreline in European competition: – 21–0, v Jeunesse Hautcharage, Cup Winners' Cup, 1st Round, 29 September 1971 (European record)
  • Most consecutive League away wins – 11, 5 April 2008 – 22 December 2008 (English top flight record)

Transfers

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

Updated 12 November 2014.

Bold still at club.
Name From Fee Date Games Goals Trophies
1 Fernando Torres Liverpool £50M 2011 172 45 3
2 Diego Costa Atlético Madrid £32M 2014 12 10 0
2 Eden Hazard Lille £32M 2012 123 34 1
4 Andriy Shevchenko Milan £30.8M 2006 77 22 3
5 Cesc Fàbregas Barcelona £27M 2014 12 2 0
6 Willian Anzhi Makhachkala £25.5M 2013 53 5 0
7 Oscar Internacional £25M 2012 126 27 1
8 Michael Essien Lyon £24.4M 2005 252 25 9
9 Didier Drogba Marseille £24M 2004 351 160 12
10 Juan Mata Valencia £23.5M 2011 135 33 3

Highest transfer fees received

Name To Fee Date Games Goals Trophies
1 David Luiz Paris Saint-Germain £50M 2014 143 12 3
2 Juan Mata Manchester United £37.1M 2014 135 33 3
3 Romelu Lukaku Everton £28M 2014 15 0 1
4 Arjen Robben Real Madrid £24M 2007 105 19 6
5 Kevin De Bruyne Wolfsburg £16.7M 2014 9 0 0
6 Yuri Zhirkov Anzhi Makhachkala £13.2M 2011 48 1 3
7 Daniel Sturridge Liverpool £12M 2013 96 24 5
7 Tore André Flo Rangers £12M 2000 163 50 5
9 Wayne Bridge Manchester City £10M 2009 139 4 3
10 Shaun Wright-Phillips Manchester City £8.6M 2008 124 10 4

Progression of the transfer fees paid

Date Player Bought from Fee
August 1905 Bob McRoberts Small Heath £100
October 1907 Fred Rouse Everton £900
October 1919 Jack Cock Huddersfield Town £2,500
December 1920 Tommy Meehan Manchester United £3,300
November 1923 Andrew Wilson Middlesbrough £6,500
May 1930 Hughie Gallacher Newcastle United £10,000
November 1945 Tommy Lawton Everton £14,000
November 1950 Eric Parsons West Ham United £23,000
December 1961 Graham Moore Cardiff City £35,000
April 1962 Derek Kevan West Bromwich Albion £45,000
April 1966 Charlie Cooke Dundee £72,000
October 1966 Tony Hateley Aston Villa £100,000
September 1971 Steve Kember Crystal Palace £170,000
July 1974 David Hay Celtic £225,000
September 1985 Mickey Hazard Tottenham Hotspur £300,000
May 1986 Gordon Durie Hibernian £380,000
July 1987 Tony Dorigo Aston Villa £475,000
January 1989 Dave Beasant Newcastle United £725,000
July 1990 Dennis Wise Wimbledon £1.6M
July 1992 Robert Fleck Norwich City £2.1M
May 1993 Paul Furlong Watford £2.3M
June 1996 Frank Leboeuf Strasbourg £2.5M
July 1996 Roberto Di Matteo Lazio £4.9M
August 1997 Graeme Le Saux Blackburn Rovers £5M
May 1998 Pierluigi Casiraghi Lazio £5.4M
July 1999 Chris Sutton Blackburn Rovers £10M
June 2000 Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink Atlético Madrid £15M
July 2003 Damien Duff Blackburn Rovers £17M
July 2004 Didier Drogba Marseille £24M
August 2005 Michael Essien Lyon £24.4M
May 2006 Andriy Shevchenko Milan £30.8M
January 2011 Fernando Torres Liverpool £50M

References

  • chelseafc.com club statistics. URL accessed on 2 December 2006.
  • Glanvill, Rick (2006). Chelsea FC: The Official Biography - The Definitive Story of the First 100 Years. Headline Book Publishing Ltd.  
  • Hockings, Ron. 90 Years Of The Blues - A Statistical History Of Chelsea FC 1905–1995. 
  • soccerbase.com Chelsea statistics. URL accessed on 2 December 2006.
  • Chelsea stats at Footballdata.com

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