Where Are They Now? Celestine Babayaro

Aged only 18, he was the most expensive teenager in club history when he cost £2.25 million from Belgian outfit Anderlecht in April 1997.

He was already an established international with an Olympic Gold medal and won over the Stamford Bridge faithful when he made his debut against Leicester City.

He faced competition from Graeme Le Saux and then Wayne Bridge during his time at the club but was part of the 2000 FA Cup winning side.

Only played four games in the 2004/05 title win and left to join Newcastle United in January 2005. He now owns a sheep farm in France and is also believed to be doing corporate work in his native Nigeria.

Appearances: 197 Goals: 8 (1997-2005)

Career: Chelsea, Newcastle United (1997-2008).

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