Celestine Babayaro set for Chelsea return after 13 Years

Celestine Babayaro set for Chelsea return after 13 Years

Former Super Eagles defender, Celestine Babayaro is set to feature in a Chelsea’s Legend game coming up in May 2018, after leaving the London Club over 13years ago.

According to the information on Chelsea’s website, the triple-trophy-winning class of 1998 will be back playing on the pitch at Stamford Bridge in a charity game against Inter Milan Legends on May 18.

Though the Atlanta 1996 Olympic gold medalist was not among the four players listed (Graeme Le Saux, Gianfranco Zola, Dennis Wise and Gianluca Vialli), the left-back is in line to feature as he belongs to the class of 1998 that won the treble that calendar year.


Babayaro didn’t feature in the League Cup final vs Middlesbrough in March 1998 due to injury.

The former Anderlecht starlet went the distance in Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Real Madrid in the Super Cup final on August 28, 1998.

Babayaro, who later played for Newcastle United, was Chelsea’s most expensive teenager when he joined the club from Anderlecht in 1997 for a transfer fee of £2.25 million.

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