Chelsea Football Club is proud to be a diverse club, on and off the pitch, where everyone should feel welcome, valued and included, whatever their background or identity.

As part of this it is important to recognise and celebrate the diverse past, present and future of the club. In Black History Month, with a collection of words and video, we mark the contribution of some of our black players to the success of our club.Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck says: ‘Through the work of Chelsea Foundation and Building Bridges, our campaign to celebrate diversity and inclusion across the club, Chelsea FC has for many years supported Black History Month. We are very aware many players of black heritage have been writing - and continue to write - our own club’s history, which will be remembered for decades to come. To continue our support for Black History Month, we are pleased to showcase some of that history here.’Visit our Celebrating Black History Month page to read about current squad members from our men’s and women’s teams, superstars of the past, those who were important firsts, and to watch video of history makers, innovators and players who have risen through the ranks.