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 :–

FA Cup Final Programme 1997
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Chelsea Shirt 1995 1996 1997 FA CUP FINAL Home Shirt COORS PETRESCU MEDIUM
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ZOLA Chelsea Shirt 1997 FA CUP FINAL EDITION SHIRT 1995 1996 MEDIUM HOME ITALY
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ZOLA Chelsea Football Shirt 1995 1996/1997 FA CUP FINAL SHIRT SIZE LARGE ITALY
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Chelsea v Middlesbrough 1997 FA Cup Final Programme and Ticket VGC
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Ruud Gullit Signed Retro Chelsea Home 1997 Shirt - FA Cup Final Edition
Current Price : £ 255.99


CHELSEA v MIDDLESBOROUGH Rare numbered Football Plaque Wembley 1997 FA CUP Final
Current Price : £ 249.99


45 DIFFERENT FA CUP SEMI FINAL TICKETS - YOU CHOOSE 1961 to 2005
Current Price : £ 11.00


1997/98 FA CUP FINAL - EVE OF FINAL RALLY OFFICIALS RECEPTION. ARSENAL NEWCASTLE
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Chelsea FA Cup Final 1997 Home Football Shirt Adults Score Draw - Size S
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CHELSEA FC VS MIDDLESBROUGH FC 1997 FA CUP FINAL DVD
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1997 FA CUP SEMI FINAL CHESTERFIELD v MIDDLESBROUGH 3-3 @ MANCHESTER *FREEPOST
Current Price : £ 5.49


Chelsea FA Cup 1997 Programme Bundle Inc 3rd, 4th & 5th Home, Semi Final & Final
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1997 FA Cup Final CHELSEA v MIDDLESBROUGH *Excellent Condition Ticket*
Current Price : £ 18.74


Chelsea Gianfranco Zola Signed 1997 FA Cup Final Winners Photograph
Current Price : £ 24.95


OFFICIAL FA CUP MAGAZINE 1997 ~ FA CUP FINAL CHELSEA V MIDDLESBROUGH ~ 146 PAGES
Current Price : £ 6.99


Middlesbrough V Chesterfield programme FA Cup Semi-Final, April 1997. VGC
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1997 - FA YOUTH CUP FINAL PROGRAMME - CRYSTAL PALACE v LEEDS UTD - 96/97
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TICKET: FA CUP FINAL 1997 Middlesbrough v Chelsea
Current Price : £ 12.99


WOMEN'S FA CUP FINAL 1997 Millwall Lionesses v Wembley - Team sheet & Car park
Current Price : £ 6.99