Babayaro to return for Chelsea vs Real Madrid clash at the Bernabeu

Babayaro to return for Chelsea vs Real Madrid clash at the Bernabeu

Former Nigeria international Celestine Babayaro is set to return to Chelsea in June 2019, more than thirteen years after he bid farewell to the London club.

The Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games gold medalist is among the eleven defenders called up for the game on Sunday, June 23 and faces competition from Graeme Le Saux, Wayne Bridge and Jon Harley for a spot at left-back.
Babayaro was in the Chelsea Legends squad that lost 4-1 to Inter Forever in May 2018 and also represented the side in a friendly against an African XI in September.
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.
The defender made nearly 200 appearances for Chelsea and won the UEFA Cup Winners Cup, FA Cup, and UEFA Super Cup during his time with the club.

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