Roman Abramovich: I wanted to be part of this incredible sport

That enjoyment led him to Chelsea Football Club and Forbes reports it was with a smile and a laugh that he said: ‘In hindsight, especially with the public profile it would bring me, maybe I would have thought differently about owning a club. But, at the time, I just saw this incredible game and that I wanted to be a part of that in one way or another.’

Now, nearly 18 year later, he can review how it has gone so far.

‘I think the trophies speak for themselves and show what we as a club have been able to achieve over these years,’ he said, ‘and it’s my goal for us to keep winning trophies going forward and build for the future.