List of Chelsea F.C. records and statistics

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Below are statistics and records related to Chelsea Football Club.

Frank Lampard is Chelsea's all-time highest goalscorer

Appearances[edit]

Individual records[edit]

All-time appearances[edit]

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 England Ron Harris 1961–1980 Youth Academy 655 64 48 27 1 795
2 England Peter Bonetti 1959–1979 Youth Academy 600 57 45 26 1 729
3 England Frank Lampard 2001–2014 West Ham United 429 58 34 117 10 648
4 England John Terry 1998– Youth Academy 424 53 29 112 6 624
5 England John Hollins 1963–1975 & 1983–1984 Youth Academy 465 51 48 27 1 592
6 Czech Republic Petr Čech 2004– Stade Rennais F.C. 326 31 13 100 8 478
7 England Dennis Wise 1990–2001 Wimbledon 332 38 30 38 7 445
8 Scotland Steve Clarke 1987–1998 St. Mirren 330 36 26 12 17 421
9 England Kerry Dixon 1983–1992 Reading 335 20 41 0 24 420
10 Scotland 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[edit]

Individual records[edit]

All-time top goalscorers[edit]

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 England Frank Lampard 2001–2014 West Ham United 147 26 12 25 1 211
2 England Bobby Tambling 1959–1970 Youth Academy 164 25 10 3 0 202
3 England Kerry Dixon 1983–1992 Reading 147 8 25 0 13 193
4 Ivory Coast Didier Drogba 2004–2012, 2014– Marseille, Galatasaray 100 12 9 34 2 157
5 England Roy Bentley 1948–1956 Newcastle United 128 21 0 0 1 150
5 England Peter Osgood 1964–1974 & 1978–1979 Youth Academy 105 19 10 16 0 150
7 England Jimmy Greaves 1957–1961 Youth Academy 124 3 2 3 0 132
8 England George Mills* 1929–1943 Youth Academy 118 7 0 0 0 125
9 England George Hilsdon 1906–1912 West Ham United 99 9 0 0 0 108
10 England 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[edit]

Season Name Division Goals
1905–06 EnglandFrank Pearson Second Division 18
1906–07 EnglandGeorge Hilsdon Second Division 27
1907–08 EnglandGeorge Hilsdon First Division 24
1908–09 EnglandGeorge Hilsdon First Division 25
1909–10 EnglandJimmy Windridge First Division 6
1910–11 EnglandBob Whittingham Second Division 30
1911–12 EnglandBob Whittingham Second Division 26
1912–13 EnglandVivian Woodward First Division 10
1913–14 EnglandGeorge Biswell and EnglandHarold Halse First Division 10
1914–15 EnglandBob Thomson First Division 12
1919–20 EnglandJack Cock First Division 21
1920–21 EnglandJack Cock First Division 12
1921–22 EnglandJack Cock First Division 13
1922–23 EnglandHarry Ford and ScotlandBuchanan Sharp First Division 10
1923–24 ScotlandAndrew Wilson First Division 5
1924–25 EnglandWilliam Whitton Second Division 16
1925–26 ScotlandBob Turnbull Second Division 29
1926–27 ScotlandBob Turnbull Second Division 17
1927–28 EnglandJimmy Thompson Second Division 25
1928–29 EnglandGeorge Biswell and ScotlandAndrew Wilson Second Division 9
1929–30 EnglandGeorge Mills Second Division 14
1930–31 ScotlandHughie Gallacher First Division 14
1931–32 ScotlandHughie Gallacher First Division 24
1932–33 ScotlandHughie Gallacher First Division 19
1933–34 EnglandGeorge Mills First Division 14
1934–35 EnglandDick Spence First Division 19
1935–36 Northern IrelandJoe Bambrick First Division 15
1936–37 EnglandGeorge Mills First Division 22
1937–38 EnglandGeorge Mills First Division 13
1938–39 EnglandJoe Payne First Division 17
1946–47 EnglandTommy Lawton First Division 26
1947–48 EnglandKen Armstrong and ScotlandBobby Campbell First Division 11
1948–49 EnglandRoy Bentley First Division 20
1949–50 EnglandRoy Bentley and Hugh Billington First Division 17
1950–51 EnglandRoy Bentley First Division 8
1951–52 EnglandRoy Bentley and Northern IrelandJimmy D'Arcy First Division 12
1952–53 EnglandRoy Bentley First Division 12
1953–54 EnglandRoy Bentley First Division 21
1954–55 EnglandRoy Bentley First Division 21
1955–56 EnglandRoy Bentley First Division 14
1956–57 ScotlandJohn McNichol and EnglandRon Tindall First Division 10
1957–58 EnglandJimmy Greaves First Division 22
1958–59 EnglandJimmy Greaves First Division 32
1959–60 EnglandJimmy Greaves First Division 29
1960–61 EnglandJimmy Greaves First Division 41
1961–62 EnglandBobby Tambling First Division 20
1962–63 EnglandBobby Tambling Second Division 35
1963–64 EnglandBobby Tambling First Division 17
1964–65 EnglandBarry Bridges First Division 20
1965–66 ScotlandGeorge Graham First Division 17
1966–67 EnglandBobby Tambling First Division 21
1967–68 EnglandPeter Osgood First Division 16
1968–69 EnglandBobby Tambling First Division 17
1969–70 EnglandPeter Osgood First Division 23
1970–71 EnglandKeith Weller First Division 13
1971–72 EnglandPeter Osgood First Division 18
1972–73 EnglandChris Garland and EnglandPeter Osgood First Division 11
1973–74 EnglandTommy Baldwin First Division 9
1974–75 EnglandIan Hutchinson First Division 7
1975–76 EnglandRay Wilkins Second Division 11
1976–77 ScotlandSteve Finnieston Second Division 24
1977–78 EnglandTommy Langley First Division 11
1978–79 EnglandTommy Langley First Division 15
1979–80 EnglandClive Walker Second Division 13
1980–81 EnglandColin Lee Second Division 15
1981–82 EnglandClive Walker Second Division 16
1982–83 EnglandMike Fillery Second Division 9
1983–84 EnglandKerry Dixon Second Division 28
1984–85 EnglandKerry Dixon First Division 24
1985–86 EnglandKerry Dixon and ScotlandDavid Speedie First Division 14
1986–87 EnglandKerry Dixon First Division 10
1987–88 ScotlandGordon Durie First Division 12
1988–89 EnglandKerry Dixon Second Division 25
1989–90 EnglandKerry Dixon First Division 20
1990–91 ScotlandGordon Durie First Division 12
1991–92 EnglandDennis Wise First Division 10
1992–93 EnglandMick Harford and EnglandGraham Stuart Premier League 9
1993–94 South AfricaMark Stein Premier League 13
1994–95 ScotlandJohn Spencer Premier League 11
1995–96 ScotlandJohn Spencer Premier League 13
1996–97 ItalyGianluca Vialli Premier League 9
1997–98 NorwayTore André Flo and ItalyGianluca Vialli Premier League 11
1998–99 ItalyGianfranco Zola Premier League 13
1999–2000 UruguayGustavo Poyet and NorwayTore André Flo Premier League 10
2000–01 NetherlandsJimmy Floyd Hasselbaink Premier League 23
2001–02 NetherlandsJimmy Floyd Hasselbaink Premier League 23
2002–03 ItalyGianfranco Zola Premier League 14
2003–04 NetherlandsJimmy Floyd Hasselbaink Premier League 13
2004–05 EnglandFrank Lampard Premier League 13
2005–06 EnglandFrank Lampard Premier League 16
2006–07 Ivory CoastDidier Drogba Premier League 20
2007–08 EnglandFrank Lampard Premier League 10
2008–09 FranceNicolas Anelka Premier League 19
2009–10 Ivory CoastDidier Drogba Premier League 29
2010–11 FranceFlorent Malouda Premier League 13
2011–12 EnglandFrank Lampard and EnglandDaniel Sturridge Premier League 11
2012–13 EnglandFrank Lampard Premier League 15
2013–14 BelgiumEden Hazard Premier League 14
2014–15 SpainDiego Costa Premier League 7

Club records[edit]

Attendances[edit]

Home[edit]

Attendance Opposition Competition Date
100,000* RussiaDynamo Moscow Friendly 13 November 1945
82,905** EnglandArsenal First Division 12 October 1935
77,952 EnglandSwindon Town FA Cup Round 4 13 April 1911
77,696 EnglandBlackpool First Division 16 October 1948
76,000 EnglandTottenham Hotspur First Division 16 October 1920
75,952 EnglandArsenal First Division 9 October 1937
75,043 EnglandWolverhampton Wanderers First Division 9 April 1955
74,667 EnglandArsenal First Division 29 November 1955
74,365 EnglandBirmingham City FA Cup Quarter-Final 4 March 1931
72,614 EnglandArsenal First Division 3 April 1953


All matches played at Stamford Bridge
* estimated
** Third highest recorded attendance for an English Football League match

Neutral[edit]

Attendance Opposition Competition Venue Date
100,000 EnglandLeeds United FA Cup Final Wembley Stadium 11 April 1970
100,000 EnglandStoke City League Cup Final Wembley Stadium 4 March 1972
100,000 EnglandTottenham Hotspur FA Cup Final Wembley Stadium 20 May 1967
90,000 EnglandMillwall War Cup South Final Wembley Stadium 7 April 1945
89,826 EnglandManchester United FA Cup Final Wembley Stadium 19 May 2007
89,391 EnglandEverton FA Cup Final Wembley Stadium 30 May 2009
89,102 EnglandLiverpool FA Cup Final Wembley Stadium 5 May 2012
88,335 EnglandPortsmouth FA Cup Final Wembley Stadium 15 May 2010
88,103 EnglandArsenal FA Cup Semi-Final Wembley Stadium 18 April 2009
87,660 EnglandTottenham Hotspur League Cup Final Wembley Stadium 24 February 2008

Firsts[edit]

  • First match – v. England Stockport County, Second Division, 1 September 1905 (lost 1–0).
  • First win – v. England Liverpool, Friendly, 4 September 1905 (won 4–0).
  • First competitive goalscorerJohn Robertson, v. England Blackpool, Second Division, 9 September 1905 (won 1–0).
  • First FA Cup match – v. England First Grenadier Guards, First Qualifying Round, 7 October 1905 (won 6–1).
  • First FA Cup match (proper) – v. England Lincoln City, First Round, 12 January 1907 (drew 2–2).
  • First League Cup match – v. England Millwall, First Round, 10 October 1960 (won 7–1).
  • First European match – v. Denmark BK Frem, Fairs Cup, 30 September 1958 (won 3–1).
  • First Cup Winners' Cup match – v. Greece Aris Salonika, First Round, 16 September 1970 (drew 1–1).
  • First UEFA Champions League match – v. Latvia Skonto Riga, Third Qualifying Round, 11 August 1999 (won 3–0).
  • First UEFA Champions League match (proper) – v. Italy Milan, First Group Stage, 15 September 1999 (drew 0–0).
  • First FA Cup winners at the new Wembley Stadium – v. England 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. England 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[edit]

Wins[edit]

Draws[edit]

Losses[edit]

Goals[edit]

Points[edit]

Clean sheets[edit]

  • 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, Czech Republic Petr Čech (2004–)
  • Most clean sheets by an individual goalkeeper in one season – 28, Czech Republic Petr Čech, (2004–05)
  • Most Premier League clean sheets by an individual goalkeeper in one season – 24, Czech Republic Petr Čech, (2004–05)
  • Most consecutive clean sheets by an individual goalkeeper – 9, England William Foulke, (1905–06)
  • Most clean sheets overall in the Premier League – 161, Czech Republic Petr Čech (2004–)

Penalties[edit]

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

National/European records[edit]

  • 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 Luxembourg 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[edit]

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[edit]

Name From Fee Date Games Goals Trophies
1 Spain Fernando Torres England Liverpool £50M 2011 172 45 3
2 Spain Diego Costa Spain Atlético Madrid £32M 2014 3 4 0
2 Belgium Eden Hazard France Lille £32M 2012 114 31 1
4 Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko Italy Milan £30.8M 2006 77 22 3
5 Spain Cesc Fàbregas Spain Barcelona £27M 2014 3 0 0
6 Brazil Willian Russia Anzhi Makhachkala £25.5M 2013 45 4 0
7 Brazil Oscar Brazil Internacional £25M 2012 113 23 1
8 Ghana Michael Essien France Lyon £24.4M 2005 252 25 9
9 Ivory Coast Didier Drogba France Marseille £24M 2004 344 157 12
10 Spain Juan Mata Spain Valencia £23.5M 2011 135 33 3

Highest transfer fees received[edit]

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

Progression of the transfer fees paid[edit]

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

References[edit]