Chelsea Football Academy In Nigeria
Chelsea football club has a presence in Lagos, Nigeria. The English football champion established Chelsea football academy in Nigeria in 2012, the academy serves as an assessment ground. Talented Nigerian youngsters are scouted from all parts of the country, then screened at the academy. Selected youngsters who pass the screening will be offered to join Chelsea football academy in England. However, some people doubt if joining the academy is a good idea. Joining Chelsea football club is a great thing for anyone who aspires to be a world-class footballer. Let us take a quick review of the English football champion, we hope this review will help change the minds of people doubting this academy
Chelsea football club is one of the best clubs in England, the club is also the defending champion of the English Premier League. This team has won a lot of titles, including the UEFA champions league. The club is owned by a Russian billionaire, Roman Abramovich, but managed by Antonio Conte, former manager of Atletico Madrid Football Club. This club stands as one of the most successful teams in England, and also a great team in the world. A lot of football stars have played for this club. The Chelsea football academy in Nigeria operates under the legal authority of this football club.
Chelsea football club, the owner of Chelsea football academy in Nigeria, was established on March 10, 1905, making it 112 years old. The team was established by Gus Mears who remained the owner of the club before it was sold to the Russian billionaire, Roman Abramovich. In 1904, Gus Mears, the founder of Chelsea football club, acquired a stadium in London, Stamford Bridge athletics stadium. He did so with the intention that he will commercialize the stadium. After making improvements to Stamford Bridge athletics stadium, Gus Mears tried to lease it to Fulham which is also in London. The London club turned down the offer, and this pushed Mears to establish his own football team.
Mears successfully established his own football team. He chose the name Chelsea football club from a list of suggestions: Kensington Football Club, Chelsea Football Club, Stamford Bridge Football Club and London Football Club. The club has two nicknames which are ‘The Blues’ and ‘The Pensioners’. The club did not make any meaningful achievement till 1915 when they reached the FA Cup Final. Sadly, they lost to their opponent, Sheffield United at Old Trafford. The club made its first big achievement in 1955 when it won the English Premier League.
Chelsea football club is a very successful football team in London, England, and the world. The team has won 5 English Premier Leagues, they won these trophies in 1954 – 1955, 2004 – 2005, 2005 – 2006, 2009 – 2010, 2014 – 2015 and 2016 – 2017. The club also won the second division league two times, in 1983 – 1984 football season and in the 1988 – 1989 football season. The competition Chelsea has won the highest number of times is the FA Cup. The club has emerged the winner of FA Cup seven times in the following football seasons: 1969 – 1970, 1996 – 1997, 1999 – 2000, 2006 – 2007, 2008 – 2009, 2009 — 2010 and 2011 – 2012. As regards to the Football League Cup, Chelsea has won this competition 5 times in the following football seasons: 1964 – 1965, 1997 – 1998, 2004 – 2005, 2006 — 2007 and 2014 – 2015.
Chelsea football club, the owner of Chelsea football academy in Nigeria, has won 5 UEFA competitions (UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup and UEFA Super Cup). In the 2011 — 2012 football season, Chelsea won their first and only UEFA Champions League, after defeating Bayern 4 goals to 3 in the final (penalty shootout). The following season, the club won their first and only UEFA Europa League. Chelsea has won the UEFA Cup Winner’s Cup twice, in the 1970 — 1971 football season and the 1997 — 1998 football season. The last UEFA competition the club has won is the UEFA Super Cup, they won this cup in 1998.
Chelsea football club, the owner of Chelsea football academy in Nigeria, does not only have a male football team, they also have a female football team. The club’s female team is known as Chelsea Ladies, and this team is currently headed by the former captain of the Chelsea men’s team, John Terry. During his playing career, John Terry played as a defender, putting on jersey number 26. Chelsea Ladies has established a long time ago, but they moved to the Premier Division in 2005. The team won their first and only FA Women’s Cup in 2015 after they successfully defeated Notts County Ladies at Wembley Stadium.
About a month after winning the FA Women’s Cup, the team went ahead to win the FA WSL, which happens to be the highest league of women’s football in England. The title Chelsea Ladies have won the highest number of time is the Surrey County Cup which they last won in 2013. The team won the Surrey County Cup 9 times between 2003 and 2013.
Chelsea football club has been managed by a good number of world-class coaches. Ted Drake is the coach that helped Chelsea win their first title which happened in 1952. He managed the team between 1952 and 1961, winning the First Division Championship and Charity Shield. Ted Drake was succeeded by Tommy Docherty who managed the team for 5 years, between 1962 and 1967. Docherty helped them win their first League Cup. Dave Sexton, another English coach, came in and managed the club between 1967 and 1974. He was able to achieve something tangible as he won both the FA Cup and the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup. This club did not achieve any great thing until 1998 when the club was taken over by Gianluca Vialli
In two seasons alone, Gianluca Vialli was able to win as many as 5 titles which include important titles. Football titles that Gianluca Vialli won for Chelsea Football Club are FA Cup, League Cup, Charity Shield, UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup and UEFA Super Cup. Jose Mourinho took over from Gianluca Vialli in 2004, putting up a more excellent performance. José Mourinho who managed Chelsea between 2003 and 2007, and between 2013 and 2015, was able to achieve a lot for Chelsea. He won 3 English Premier League competitions, 3 League Cups, 1 FA Cup and 1 Community Shield. Other managers who have managed the team up till now include: Guus Hiddink, Carlo Ancelotti, Roberto Di Matteo, Rafael Benítez and Antonio Conte
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