Chelsea Celebrity Fans and Famous Fans
Confirmed Famous Followers of Chelsea
- Damon Albarn - Singer (Blur).
- Chemmy Alcott - Alpine Ski-Racer.
- Richard Attenborough - Actor / Film Director.
- David Baddiel - Comedian.
- Will Ferrell - Comic Actor.
- Sean Lock - Comedian.
- John Major - Former Prime Minister.
- Guy Ritchie - Film Director.
- Alec Stewart - Cricketer.
- Suggs - Singer (Madness).
Lord Sebastian Coe Fan
Whilst it’s hard to imagine Lord Coe chanting away on the Shed End in the late 1960s, that’s exactly where he was, and quite regularly too. He’s been a Chelsea fan ever since and was also involved in Sir Martin Broughton’s bid to buy the club in 2022 after Roman Abramovich's ownership came to a swift end.
Jeremy Clarkson Fan
Bill Clinton Went-to-a-game Fan
Yes, the former President of the United States is apparently one of Chelsea's famous fans. The story goes that whilst Clinton was studying at Oxford University in the late 1960s, he went to a couple of matches at Stamford Bridge to watch the likes of Peter Osgood and Ron "Chopper" Harris. Married to Hilary Clinton, their daughter is Chelsea Clinton, but apparently she’s not named after Bill's allegiance to the Blues, but a Joni Mitchell song called "Chelsea Morning".
Tim Lovejoy Fan
It’s not hard to work out who London-born TV presenter Tim Lovejoy supports - he’s always been extremely vocal about his love for Chelsea whilst presenting Soccer AM in the 1990s/2000s with Exeter City fan Helen Chamberlain, and then on Sunday Brunch alongside Liverpool fan Simon Rimmer.
Sir Steve Redgrave Fan
The legendary Olympic rower has supported Chelsea since being a youngster in the late 1960s. Born in Buckinghamshire, his closest league club was Reading, who were in the old Third Division, so he looked a bit further afield and started following Chelsea, with Peter Osgood and Peter Bonetti his first heroes.
Categories of Famous/Celebrity Football Fans
- Proper Fan - a fan who goes to a lot of matches.
- Fan - a fan who comments a lot on the club and goes to the occasional match, often because of their busy work schedule.
- Alleged Fan - we can't find any supporting evidence, but sections of the fanbase are adamant they support the team.
- Born-there Fan - there seems to be no actual evidence of the person supporting the club, but because they were born there some fans have claimed them as one of their own.
- Brainwashed-by-a-relation Fan - convinced by a family member or friend to follow their team.
- Doesn't-actually-exist Fan - definitely a fan of the club, but not actually a real person.
- Dual-club Fan - that strange breed of person who claims to support more than one club.
- Ex-fan - used to support the club but for certain reasons (possibly glory-hunting) they now support another.
- Looks-for-result Fan - doesn't appear to go to any matches but sounds likely to check the Vidiprinter on a Saturday afternoon.
- Links-to-the-area Fan - similar to the Born-there Fan, but this can open up the celebrity fan possibilities to anyone with vague connections to the town or county,
- Part-time Fan - a fan, but only seems to appear at the most important games.
- Tenuous Link Fan - usually some obscure reason like they once had a meal with the club's owner, so obviously the're now a fan of the club.
- Went-to-a-game Fan - often film stars who are in town and take in a match, appear on the pitch with a scarf, and are then suddenly declared a fan by the other supporters.
- Went-to-games-as-a-kid Fan - used to go to a few matches as a youngster, so this is taken as an everlasting love for the club by fellow fans, even though the person may not have shown any interest whatsoever in football since being dragged to a match as a five year-old.