Top 10 Celebrity Chelsea Fans

Jack Alexandros Rathborn@@jackrathbornContributor IIISeptember 21, 2011

Top 10 Celebrity Chelsea Fans

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    Here are the Top 10 celebrity Chelsea fans.

    From the greatest sportsmen in the world, actors and actresses from Hollywood and world famous chefs from both sides of the Atlantic, the Blues have a following that stretches to all corners of the globe.

    Despite their day jobs, these celebrities have been known to relax by watching the beautiful game at Stamford Bridge or on one of the Blues' world tours or even in some cases hanging out with the players themselves.

Gordon Ramsey, TV Chef from Kitchen Nightmares

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    The TV chef loses his cool in the kitchen, so it is a good thing that his football team are pretty successful, so Gordon's kids are not treated to his foul-mouthed tirades.

    As can be seen from the picture above, the Kitchen Nightmares and The F Word star is often seen at Stamford Bridge.

    A former Rangers player, Ramsey adopted the Blues due to the close connection between the English and Scottish clubs once he had relocated to London for his restaurant.

Alec Stewart OBE, Former England Cricketer

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    Alec Stewart, former England wicket keeper, is a devoted Chelsea fan who used to shout to the crowd during England test matches at Lords cricket ground between overs, so he could be kept informed of how his Chelsea were doing.

    Stewart is often in the media eye when stories about the Blues break and has given his opinion on new managers as well as regularly appearing on national radio to debate the current happenings at Stamford Bridge.

Will Ferrell, Actor/Comedian (Anchorman, Talledega Nights, the Other Guys)

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    Will Ferrell has declared his love for the Blues.

    Ever since Chelsea began touring in the USA, celebrity fans have jumped on the bandwagon and Ferrell is human after all.

    The Anchorman star was seen cheering on the Blues and meeting the players during their preseason games a few years back.

Lawrence Dallaglio, Former England Rugby and World Cup Winner

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    Lawrence Dallaglio is another high-profile sportsman who when not playing his own sport, rugby, he would always catch a game at The Bridge when possible.

    Dallaglio has been coming to see Chelsea ever since he was eight years old and if Villas-Boas can inspire his side with the same mentality that Dallaglio showed throughout his rugby career, the Blues will be winning trophies again in no time.

Sir Steve Redgrave, Olympic Legend, 5 Gold Medals Rowing

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    Sir Steve Redgrave is a British icon and has delivered pride and glory to team GB in five separate Olympic games over 16 years.

    Yet, Sir Steve always takes time out to go and watch the Chels and occasionally appears in the media talking about his team or even performing duties for The FA, by doing the draw for The FA Cup.

Kevin Garnett, NBA Player for the Boston Celtics

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    Kevin Garnett is about as big time as it gets in sports, he took the Boston Celtics to their first NBA finals appearance in 21 years and is destined to become a Hall of Famer.

    Garnett loves sport in general though and soccer is one of his other passions, regularly in contact with the likes of Didier Drogba, one of his favorite players.

    Garnett has been to see the Blues several times during his offseason when Chelsea have been touring the USA.

Sebastian Coe KBE, Olympic Legend, Athletics

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    Lord Coe is one of the most iconic figures in athletics history.

    He resides in London and has a season ticket at Stamford Bridge and can often be seen cheering on the Blues.

    Lord Coe has been through the tough times at Chelsea and now appreciates the good times at the club even more.

Steve McQueen, Actor (The Great Escape) and "The King of Cool"

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    Steve McQueen is an icon in the world of cinema for his roles in classics such as The Great Escape, The Thomas Crown Affair and The Magnificent Seven.

    Until his death in 1980, McQueen was an avid Chelsea fan and would try to get to games at Chelsea whenever he was working in England

    It is even reported that he made visits in to the home dressing room to meet the players.

Charlize Theron, Actress (Hancock, Monster)

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    Charlize Theron was more than happy to "sign" for the Blues when Chelsea toured the USA a few summers back.

    The Hollywood star was presented with a shirt and vowed to follow Chelsea from then on.

    Here's hoping we see Charlize at The Bridge soon?

Lord Richard Attenborough, Actor, Director, Producer (Gandhi, Jurassic Park)

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    The ultimate in celebrity fans is Lord Attenborough.

    A legend in the film industry, Lord Attenborough has Chelsea in his blood.

    A star from The Great Escape, Lord Attenborough has never forgot about his biggest passion outside of film and that is Chelsea.

    So much so, that he was a director at Chelsea from 1969-1982 before becoming a life vice-president of the club from 1993 until 2008 when he was honored as the life president of the football club.

    There is no better man to represent the true values of being a Blue than Lord Attenborough.

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