John 'Joe' Mears (1905 – 30 June 1966) was chairman of Chelsea Football Club and the Football Association. Year 1905 ( MCMV) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting Events 350 - Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, is defeated and killed by troops of the Usurper Year 1966 ( MCMLXVI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. The Football Association, also known as simply The FA, is the governing body of football in England and the Crown Dependencies of Jersey
Mears was the son and nephew of Chelsea F. C. founders, Joseph and Gus Mears respectively. Henry Augustus "Gus" Mears (1873-1912 was an English businessman most notable for founding Chelsea Football Club. He was a goalkeeper for the Old Malvernians before joining the Chelsea board in 1931, in doing so becoming the youngest director (aged 26) in the Football League. In many team Sports a goalkeeper (termed goaltender netminder, goalie, or keeper in some sports Old Malvernians FC is a football club based in England. This club is for old boys of Malvern College. The Football League, also known as the Coca-Cola Football League for sponsorship reasons is a league competition featuring professional football clubs A Royal Marine during the Second World War, whose duties included the security arrangements for Prime Minister Winston Churchill's bunker, he became club chairman in 1940 following the death of Colonel Crisp. The Royal Marines ( RM) are the marine corps and amphibious Infantry of the United Kingdom and along with the Royal Navy World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the political leader of the United Kingdom Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, FRS, PC, PC (Can ( 30 November 1874
His tenure as chairman Chelsea win their first First Division title in 1954-55, and it was he who subsequently gave in to pressure from the Football League for the club not to take its place in the inaugural European Champions Cup the following season. The Football League First Division was the highest division of The Football League between 1993 and 2004 and the highest division of English football overall between The Football League, also known as the Coca-Cola Football League for sponsorship reasons is a league competition featuring professional football clubs See also List of European Cup and UEFA Champions League winners The UEFA Champions League, which evolved from the European Champion Clubs' Cup is a seasonal club He also oversaw the emergence of the club as one of the country's top sides during the 1960s. The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969
Mears was chairman of the FA from 1963. He was a key figure during England's preparations to host the 1966 World Cup, and was involved in the furore when the Jules Rimet trophy was stolen. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland The 1966 FIFA World Cup, the eighth staging of the World Cup was held in England from 11 July to 30 July The World Cup is a Gold Trophy that is awarded to the winners of the FIFA World Cup. It was he who received the ransom note from the thief, and was subsequently involved in the trophy's recovery. Ransom is the practice of holding a prisoner to extort money or property to secure their release or it can refer to the sum of money involved
He died of a heart attack in Oslo in June 1966. Myocardial infarction ( MI or AMI for acute myocardial infarction) also known as a heart attack, occurs when the blood supply (called Christiania from 1624 to 1878 and Kristiania from 1878 to 1924 is the Capital and largest city of Norway. His son, Brian, was also a chairman of the club. Brian Mears (born 1931 is a former chairman of Chelsea Football Club.