In this edition of Celebrity Fans, we focus on the Premiership leaders Chelsea and their band of celebrity fans. There are quite a lot of fans that I haven’t included, mainly because most of them are American and I’m not sure if they are genuine fans of Chelsea. In this list we have actors, musicians, TV presenters, an American and an Olympic legend. Here are the top ten:
The popular actor, who starred in movies like The Great Escape and Magnificent Seven, was a big fan of Chelsea before he died in 1980. The American even went in to Chelsea’s dressing room at Stamford Bridge to meet the players in the height of his fame.
The 86 year old filmmaker has won numerous Oscars, BAFTA awards and Golden Globes in his illustrious career and is a lifelong Chelsea fan. David’s older brother even served as a director to the club from 1969-1982 and since 1993 has held the honorary position of Life Vice President.
The veteran actor, who has appeared in films like Alfie, The Italian Job and the recent Batman films is a big fan of Chelsea. The London-born Caine has been nominated for an Oscar in every decade since the 1960’s, and is the only actor apart from Jack Nicholson to achieve such a feat.
The actor and comedian is apparently a Chelsea fan, though it is doubtful how much he actually knows about Chelsea and “soccer”. Ferrell has starred in numerous successful films like Old School, Talledega Nights and Blades of Glory, but is most known for playing Ron Burgundy in the cult film Anchorman.
The TV and radio presenter is an avid fan of Chelsea and regularly goes to games, famously travelling to Sweden in 1998 to watch Chelsea play in the Cup Winners Cup final. Vaughan is best known for presenting the Big Breakfast on Channel 4 in the 1990’s and is now a presenter on London radio station Capital FM.
The former Soccer AM presenter is a well-known Chelsea fan and has been for ages, and used to be a Watford fan before switching his allegiances to Chelsea. Lovejoy also presented car show Fifth Gear for a while after ending his 11 year stint on Soccer AM.
The musician, who is best known for as the songwriter and frontman of Britpop band Blur and the popular virtual band Gorillaz, where he serves as chief songwriter and lead vocalist.
The comedian and TV presenter is best known for working with fellow comedian Frank Skinner and the duo are best known for hosting their show, Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned and recording the song “Three Lions” for Euro 1996.
Sir Steve is Britain’s most accomplished rower, having won five consecutive gold medals at the Olympic games between 1984 and 2000. Redgrave has been hailed as Britain’s greatest ever Olympian and is also a big Chelsea fan.
Suggs has worked as an actor and radio DJ, but is best known for his work as the frontman of the band Madness. Suggs is an avid fan of all things Chelsea and has worked with the likes of Morrisey and Jools Holland in his career.