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 cup Final Chelsea v Middlesbrough
Current Price : £ 9.99


Ruud Gullit Back Signed Retro Chelsea Home Shirt: 1997 FA Cup Final Edition In C
Current Price : £ 394.99


Superb condition 1997 FA CUP Final programme & ticket CHELSEA v MIDDLESBROUGH
Current Price : £ 17.95


Chelsea FA Cup Final 1997 Home Shirt - XL (No. 4 Ruud Gullit) Retro Classic
Current Price : £ 48.00
(11 Bids)-Closes in :
1 days 14 hours

fa cup final programme 1997 chelsea v middlesbrough
Current Price : £ 22.00


Middlesbrough FA Cup Final 1997 Nigel Pearson PLAYER Shirt MINT
Current Price : £ 160.00
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FA CUP FINALS 1985 TO 2014
Current Price : £ 8.50


Chelsea FC Poster Rare 1997 FA Cup Final V Middlesbrough
Current Price : £ 15.99


TICKET: FA CUP FINAL 1997 Middlesbrough v Chelsea
Current Price : £ 12.99


TICKET: FA CUP SEMI FINAL 1997 Chesterfield v Middlesbrough - UNUSED
Current Price : £ 5.99


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


ORIGINAL 1997 FA CUP FINAL TICKET MIDDLESBROUGH V CHELSEA
Current Price : £ 6.50


Chesterfield Fc Memorabilia Of 1997 Fa Cup Quarter Finals With autographs
Current Price : £ 10.00
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Football 1997-1998 Newcastle United shirt cotton semi-final FA Cup Blades, KIN
Current Price : £ 26.00


CHELSEA V'S MIDDLESBROUGH 1997 FA CUP FINAL Programme : VG condition
Current Price : £ 6.99
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1997 FA Cup Final Chelsea v Middlesbrough
Current Price : £ 7.50


7 x FA Cup Semi-Final Programmes (From 1971 to 1997)
Current Price : £ 5.00
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1997 FA Cup Final Programme Chelsea vs Middlesbrough
Current Price : £ 8.00
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Chelsea v Middlesbrough 1997 F.A Cup Final Programme
Current Price : £ 7.99
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4 days 15 hours

1997/1998 WOLVES v ARSENAL FA Cup Semi Final Official Football Programme
Current Price : £ 7.50