Derbyshire
Accommodation
B&Bs
Pubs & Inns
Self Catering
Budget

BOOK DERBYSHIRE HOTELS

Featured Destination

February 2018: Land of the Prince Bishops

County Durham is not perhaps well-known as a tourist destination, that very fact surely making it worth visiting, but it does enjoy a wealth of ...More
More Uk destinations

Football Clubs

Chesterfield Football Club
Recreation Ground
Chesterfield
S40 4SX | map
Derbyshire
Tel: +44 (0) 1246 209765
Visit Website
Write a review
Update this listing
email page to a friend | Add your business for free
This page has been viewed 5,871 times since 8th May 2006

Chesterfield F.C. is the fourth oldest Football League club in England, having been founded in 1867. There is some evidence of a notion being presented but rejected, by Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby, for creating a football team in Chesterfield way back in 1435. The team plays football at the 8,500 capacity Recreation Ground though the stadium is often known as Saltergate, after the road it is situated in. It is one the oldest football grounds in England that is still in use today. Despite their long history, Chesterfield has never been in the top flight of the Football League. The team joined the Football League Division Two in 1899, but failed to gain re-election and had to rejoin the Midland League in 1909. After becoming Midland League champions on two occasions, they rejoined the Football League as founder members of Division Three (North) in 1921. Throughout the 1930's the club enjoyed a rollercoaster ride of Third Division championships followed soon after by relegation. The most notable successes for the club came in 1946-47, when the club achieved its highest League position of 4th in the second tier, and in 1997, when the club reached the FA Cup semi final.


Recommended Books:
Motson's National Obsession: The...
Motson's National Obsession: The...
The Supporters' Guide to Premier and...
The Supporters' Guide to Premier and...
Premiership: The Uncut History of the FA...
Premiership: The Uncut History of the FA...

Recommended Books:

A Picture of Britain
A Picture of Britain
Ashes Fever
Ashes Fever
Coast
Coast
Churchill
Churchill

Brit Quote:
It was a very simple team talk. All I used to say was: 'Whenever possible, give the ball to George - Matt Busby
More Quotes

On this day:
Last Invasion of Mainland Britain - 1797, Dolly the Sheep Cloned - 1997, Securitas Depot Robbery - Britains largest - 2006
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages