By: Kiersten Ehr
I HATE TO SPEAK ABOUT INDIVIDUALS. PLAYERS DON’T WIN YOU TROPHIES, TEAMS WIN TROPHIES, SQUADS WIN TROPHIES.
-JOSE MOURINHO (CHELSEA Football club MANAGER)
Chelsea F.C. (Football Club) fans will forever remember the date 5-24-15.
Yesterday was a brilliant day for Chelsea soccer/football fans as the blues won the title and the astounding recognition for worldwide fandom (even for Houston Texan star J.J. Watt).
Chelsea finished the season remarkably, coming from behind to beat Sunderland 3-1 at Stamford Bridge UK. They also finished as the only team across all four divisions not to face a home league defeat.
I was lucky enough to have been taught the soccer basics by a lovely English family the Bonningtons this past year as their family showed and expressed a deep passion for the Chelsea F.C. franchise. As a Green Bay Packer American Football fan, I immediately knew what it felt like to completely devote time and energy into a team. I’m blessed to have watched the astounding historical games Chelsea pulled off this year.
Photo Credit: Chelsea FC Snapchat
Get To Know Chelsea:
- First Division/Premier League
Winners (5): 1954–55, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2009–10, 2014–15
- Second Division
Winners (2): 1983–84, 1988–89
Doubles(Two titles in a season)
- 1997–98: League Cup and European Cup Winners Cup
- 2004–05: League and League Cup
- 2006–07: FA Cup and League Cup
- 2009–10: League and FA Cup
- 2011–12: FA Cup and UEFA Champions League
- 2014–15: League and League Cup
Soccer/football is the #1 sport in the world for a reason. After a year of watching the Premier League matches… I have grown to love this amazing sport. For anyone who is a one sport kind of fan- I inspire you to try something new and try a brand new sport of some kind– you’ll be amazed it’s worth a shot.
Quote from an avid Chelsea fan after the win yesterday:
“What a fabulous day! Chelsea collected their 4th Premier League Trophy in front of a jubilant Stamford Bridge. If there is anything I have missed living here in Texas are these days, singing my heart out in the Shed End cheering on my heroes. Saying goodbye to Didier Drogba was always going to be poignant. Have to love the way he was carried off on the shoulders of his team mates. How they love The Drog at the Bridge. How fitting also that John Terry collected the trophy having played every second of every match at the age of 34. He still has at least one, maybe two really good seasons ahead of him. Well done The Blues. A fabulous season leading from start to finish.” – Stuart Bonnington
And I think because of the passion of every English player and every English supporter, and every English journalist for the game, most of the game is played with passion, love for football and instinct, but in football you also have to think.
– Jose Mourinho