Wembley – Saturday 20th May

1997 FA Cup FinalChelsea 2 (Di Matteo, Newton) Middlesbrough 0

Chelsea : Grodas, Petrescu, Minto, Sinclair, Leboeuf, Clarke, Zola (Vialli), Di Matteo, Newton, Hughes M, Wise



Middlesbrough : Roberts, Blackmore, Fleming, Stamp, Pearson, Festa, Emerson, Mustoe (Vickers), Ravanelli (Beck), Juninho, Hignett (Kinder)

This was the first time in their history that Middlesbrough contested for the FA Cup and a few months prior they also lost in the final of the League Cup and also got relegated from the top division, they were up against a Chelsea side who haven’t won the FA Cup trophy for 27 years.

Chelsea came blazing out of the blocks when Roberto Di Matteo fired at the Middlesbrough goal and it came off the crossbar into the net, and there was only 42 seconds on the clock, at the time this was a record for the quickest ever goal in a FA Cup Final. Late in the first half Middlesbrough did manage to score but the referee blew the whistle for offside so it was disallowed.

Chelsea virtually controlled the game throughout and sealed their victory when Eddie Newton scoring Chelsea’s second of the match.

Some video footage of the 1997 FA Cup final.

Below are some memorabilia items from the 1997 FA Cup final :–

1997 FA Youth Cup Final-Leeds Utd v Crystal Palace-Both programmes
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F A CUP FINAL 1997 CHELSEA v MIDDLESBROUGH Programme & Souvenir Special
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F A CUP FINAL 1997 CHELSEA v MIDDLESBROUGH Programme
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Chesterfield v Middlesbrough FA Cup Semi Final Programme 1997
Current Price : £ 9.00


1997 FA cup Final Chelsea v Middlesbrough
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1997 FA Cup Final Programme. Chelsea v Middlesbrough @ Wembley
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fa cup final programme 1997 chelsea v middlesbrough
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FA CUP FINALS 1985 TO 2014
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ORIGINAL 1997 FA CUP FINAL TICKET MIDDLESBROUGH V CHELSEA
Current Price : £ 6.50


1997 FA Cup Final Chelsea v Middlesbrough
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FA CUP FINAL 1997: Chelsea v Middlesbrough
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The Story Of The FA Cup Final 1872-1997 32 Page Souvenir Total Sport Magazine
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CHELSEA V'S MIDDLESBROUGH 1997 FA CUP FINAL Programme : VG condition
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Football Cover FA Cup Semi Final 13 Apr 1997 Chesterfield V Middlesborough
Current Price : £ 6.00


1997 ORIGINAL FA CUP FINAL TICKET MIDDLESBROUGH V CHELSEA A123 19 195
Current Price : £ 6.49


ASTON VILLA FC 1957 FA CUP FINAL RARE HAND SIGNED 1997 COMMEMORATIVE BROCHURE
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CHELSEA FC 1997 FA CUP FINAL RUUD GULLIT PLAYER MANAGER RARE PRESS PHOTOGRAPH
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TICKET: FA CUP FINAL 1997 Chelsea v Middlesbrough - EXCELLENT
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CHESTERFIELD v MIDDLESBROUGH 1997 FA Cup Semi Final FOOTBALL First Day Cover
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1997 - FA CUP FINAL MATCH TICKET - CHELSEA v MIDDLESBROUGH - ORIGINAL
Current Price : £ 9.50