Chelsea was based in 1905. The first emblem of the club was a collective image of the British army veterans with medals on their chests. In fact, it was the logo of the Royal Hospital of Chelsea. It was not put on the form but appeared on the first match programs. So the club was nicknamed “The Pensioners”.
The fate of the club name was determined in 1905 in the pub “The Butcher’s Knife”. Also, there were other options, for example, “Stamford Bridge”, as they later named the stadium of the Kensington and FC London teams. Nevertheless, executives decided to save the name of the London district, where Mark Twain and Oscar Wilde lived, and where the club was based.
Chelsea logo history
By the middle of the 20th century, both the fans and the club’s management were tired of the old nickname “The Pensioners”. In 1952, manager Ted Drake decided that the emblem should be associated with the new one – “blue”. In a year, a renowned blue lion appeared in the blue circle. Besides, it was done in the original color of the Royal Blue club.
Elements of the Chelsea logo, 1953:
- Base, the blue circle is the coat of arms of the London area of Chelsea.
- Lion of the Stamford Stadium. Developed by the president of the club Earl Cadogan.
- It is taken from the Abbot Westminster.
- Roses and soccer ball. The symbols of England and the game.
- The inscription “Chelsea Football Club.”
The rose, depicted on the Chelsea the England team logos, symbolizes the country. The soccer ball is a symbol of the game. In the 1960s-1970s, after victories in the Cups of the country, stars and cups were periodically added to the emblem.
The prototype of the emblem that existed from 1953 to 1986, and then returned in 2005 to the 100th anniversary of the club, was the civil emblem of the Chelsea region. The standing lion was received from the president of the club Lord Earl Cadogan, who also had the Viscount Chelsea title. The baculus was taken from the abbot of the West Minister, whose jurisdiction extended in Chelsea.
This Chelsea logo is up-to-date. The modern emblem differentiates from the third variant, developed in 1953, by a completely round shape and the description of the club name, which now is written in printed English letters on a white background.
The history of the Chelsea club is very rich and long. Chelsea football remains at the highest level in the world. This fact is known to everyone. The Chelsea logo is well recognized not only in England but also throughout Europe, as the club has many world-class awards. It is an integral part of the team.
Chelsea logo colors
Hex Color: #034694;
RGB(3, 70, 148)
HSL(212, 96%, 30%)
Hex Color: #dba111;
RGB(219, 161, 17)
HSL(43, 85%, 46%)
Hex Color: #ED1C24;
RGB(237, 28, 36)
HSL(358, 85%, 52%)