Chelsea crowned European Club of the Year by ECA

May 19, 2012; Munich, GERMANY; Chelsea players including Jose Bosingwa (17) and Didier Drogba (bottom left) celebrate with the championship trophy after defeating Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League final at Allianz Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mitchell Gunn-US PRESSWIRE

Well, I have to say this was unexpected.

Chelsea were today named European Club of the Year for 2012 by the European Club Association. The club was recognized at the ECA's General Assembly, currently taking place in Geneva.

The ECA didn't offer much in the way of an explanation, but they did at least give us a sentence, stating Chelsea were honored "For their outstanding achievement during the 2011/12 season on European and domestic level." Cool.

Chelsea, you may recall, won the UEFA Champions League last season - saying that isn't going to get old is it? - in addition to the FA Cup. We finished sixth in the Premier League, though that seems to be swept under the rug by the "nuclear family of the football society." Seriously, that's what the ECA refers to itself as.

We are proud to have received this accolade. Last season saw us win the Champions League for the first time in our history as well as the FA Cup for the seventh time and it is an honour that the ECA has recognised our success in such a way.
- Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay

So, add another accolade to our extensive list. Congratulations to all who were involved in helping us rack up yet another award for the trophy cases. We ain't go no history, indeed.

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