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 :–

Chelsea 1997 FA Cup Final shirt Size:XXL
Current Price : £ 32.00


1995 1996 1997 chelsea shirt 1997 FA CUP FINAL DI MATTEO JERSEY FOOTBALL XL
Current Price : £ 28.00
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4 hours

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


FA CUP FINAL LUNCHEON 1997 Chelsea v M'boro -  Table Plan and List of Guests 
Current Price : £ 14.99
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13 hours

1997 FA CUP SEMI FINAL MATCH TICKET STUB MIDDLESBROUGH V CHESTERFIELD
Current Price : £ 6.99
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17 hours

Wimbledon v Chelsea 1997 FA Cup Semi-Final Programme and Ticket
Current Price : £ 9.99
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20 hours

FA Cup Final Mousemat Personalised (All years 1953-2019)
Current Price : £ 7.99


1997 FA Cup Final Programme - Chelsea v Middlesbrough
Current Price : £ 9.99


Millwall Lionesses v Wembley Ladies Women's FA Cup Final 1997
Current Price : £ 5.99
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1 days 2 hours

1997 FA cup Final Chelsea v Middlesbrough
Current Price : £ 9.99


Chelsea v Middlesbrough 1997 FA Cup Final Programme and Ticket VGC
Current Price : £ 22.99
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Chelsea FC 1997 FA Cup Final Vialli and Zola Photo Memorabilia (796)
Current Price : £ 11.99


F A CUP FINAL 1997 CHELSEA v MIDDLESBROUGH MINT
Current Price : £ 8.99


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


1997 Chelsea v Middlesbrough FA Cup Final Football Programme
Current Price : £ 11.00


chesterfield scarf 1997 fa cup semi finals 
Current Price : £ 5.00
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4 days 1 hours 47 minutes 52 seconds

Middlesbrough V Chesterfield programme FA Cup Semi-Final, April 1997
Current Price : £ 5.00
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FA Cup Final 32 page glossy booklet 1872-1997 FASCINATING, lots of pictures!
Current Price : £ 7.50


1997 FA CUP FINAL - CHELSEA v MIDDLESBROUGH
Current Price : £ 13.99


THE STORY OF THE FA CUP FINAL - 1897-1997 (TOTAL SPORT) football 32 pages
Current Price : £ 5.49