If you browse the Chelsea websites you will find many lists of the club’s celebrity fans, here are ten that stand out for various reasons:
10. Bill Clinton: Included because it’s a pretty obscure one but the former President of the USA used to watch the Blues while he was studying in Oxford. Maybe he had the west London club in mind when naming his daughter Chelsea.
9. Will Ferrel: The US comedian who has starred in films such as Anchorman, Step Brothers and Elf showed his allegiance to the Stamford Bridge outfit when he started wearing a Chelsea shirt on The Daily Show. He was made an honorary captain during Chelsea’s preseason tour in the US for their friendly against Inter Milan.
8. Steven Redgrave: Britain’s greatest ever Olympian after winning five consecutive gold medals in the games is also a big Chelsea fan and admits that football was always his greatest interest even as a rower.
7. David Baddiel: The English comedian, novelist and TV personality is a lifelong Chelsea fan. He’s best known for his work with fellow comedian Frank Skinner, particularly their show Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned and the England song ‘Three Lions on a shirt’ that they released for Euro 1996 which was also rerecorded for the 1998 World Cup.
5. Alec Stewart: A legend in his own sport of cricket he is England’s most capped cricketer and also a Chelsea enthusiast. He even chose the number 4 shirt in honour of his favourite Chelsea player whilst he was growing up, John Hollins.
4. Michael Caine: London born actor and star of films such as the original Alfie and Italian job has been Oscar nominated six times and has appeared in over 100 movies. At the end of a recent interview with The Australian (an Aussie newspaper) he said he was off to watch Chelsea play Manchester United on his “big high-def”.
3. Graham McPherson aka Suggs: Best known for being the frontman of the band Madness, Radio DJ and as an avid Chelsea fan. Suggs released one of Chelsea fans’ favourite songs ‘Blue Day’ in collaboration with the Chelsea players ahead of their 1997 FA Cup final.
2. Steve McQueen: Although he’s no longer with us Steve McQueen has to be regarded as one of the coolest Chelsea fans ever, which is why he features so high on this list. The Great Escape star even visited the players in the Stamford Bridge dressing room during the height of his fame.
1. Lord Richard Attenborough: Another actor in this list the Jurassic Park star served as a director for the Stamford Bridge outfit between 1969-1982 and is now serving an honorary position as life President at the club.