Reece James had Champions League medal stolen while he played against Zenit

The Chelsea defender took to Social Media to announce he had lost his medal.

Thieves broke into the house of Chelsea defender Reece James while he was playing in the Champions League against Zenit Saint Petersburg on Tuesday.

They made away with his Euro 2020 final medal and the Champions League winning medal amongst other valuable items.

What he posted on his social media handle

"On the evening of the 14th of September 2021 when I was playing for my club in the return of the Champions League, a group of cowardly robbers broke into my house,” the Chelsea defender wrote.

‘’They managed to collectively lift a heavy safe containing some personal items of mine into their car," stated James on his Instagram post.

"I never keep any jewellery of mine in my house so all that was contained in the safe were my Champions League winners medal and Super Cup winners medal and the runners up medal for the Euro 2020. These medals were won representing Chelsea and England - honours that can never be taken away from me whether or not I have the physical medals to prove it.

"Nevertheless, I am appealing to all my Chelsea and England fans to help identify and turn in these low life individuals who will never be able to rest easy as the evidence is mounting against them. The police, my advisers and Chelsea FC (and many others) are all behind me as we have firm leads on who the perpetrators are.

"We are closing in on them. Luckily, no one was present during the break in but I want to let all of you know I am safe and well.

"I really do appreciate having the platform to tell you all about my misfortune and I hope together we can catch these individuals and deliver justice where it is due."

Chelsea fans react to the news of thieves breaking into James’ house

Five facts about Reece James at a glance

  • Reece James began his career at Chelsea aged just six.
  • James was named the Chelsea academy Player of the Season in 2018. 
  • Reece James spent the 2018/2019 season on-loan at Wigan Athletic. 
  • Reece James was born in Redbridge, Greater London. 
  • Reece James made his England debut on October 8th at Wembley.