We earned the moniker, ‘The Famous CFC.’ The same goes for the Chelsea faithful.
In this series, we document some of the athletes, movie stars, musical artists and well-known celebrities who help make up the Chelsea fan-base.
Today, we look at the fandom of one of the most well-known comedic actors in the world: Will Ferrell.
The star of classic films such as ‘Anchorman,’ ‘Step Brothers,’ and ‘Elf’ has Chelsea roots going back to 2009, when he attended our friendly match against Inter Milan in Los Angeles.
Since becoming a Chelsea fan, Ferrell’s involvement in football has grown massively. He’s now a co-owner of one of Major League Soccer’s top teams, Los Angeles FC.
At his first-ever match, Ferrell spent time on the pitch pre-game and even managed to snap a photo with then-captain John Terry.
Although his 11-0 prediction didn’t come to fruition, he still enjoyed the action enough to pledge his allegiance to Chelsea, visit the team, and continue his public support over the years.
In 2012 in Seattle, he joined the club on our summer America tour with the Champions League trophy along with fellow actor Zach Galifianakis.
'To get to meet the guys and see the trophy was cool,' he said on NBC’s popular Men in Blazers show.
Always the comedian, Ferrell joked in 2016 that he may have had a role in Jose Mourinho’s departure from the club.
'I feel like I had a hand in getting Jose Mourinho fired,' he said on Men in Blazers. 'I made a joke at the GQ awards in London where Mourinho was receiving some sort of special award and I made a crack like, 'I love your style, seven men in the box, defensive soccer, keep it going.' And then next thing you know - I'm so sorry.'
Most recently, Ferrell made a visit to Stamford Bridge for our victory against Arsenal in April 2017, along with his good friend and colleague John C. Reilly. The Hollywood star enjoyed behind-the-scenes access, meeting players in the dressing room before the match.