Welcome!

This is a website for the history and statistics of the Chesterfield Football Club. It is not the Official website of Chesterfield FC: this can be found here

This site is an official partner for the Heritage project of Chesterfield FC Community Trust.  More information about the Trust can be found by clicking on the logo.
DAVE BLAKEY: 1929-2014

We were greatly saddened to hear of the loss in April 2014 of Dave Blakey, whose 20-year Chesterfield career saw him set records for the most first-class appearances in the Spireite blue. Our "Sky is Blue" biography of Dave can be found here.


Phil Tooley is co-ordinating a fundraising appeal to enable the construction of the Spireites Memorial Garden at The Proact Stadium. Designed to provide an area for family and friends to remember former Spireites supporters as well as commemorating Chesterfield FC players and officials killed in the two World Wars, the Memorial Garden will be opposite The Hub at the back of the Spencers Solicitors Community Stand. The scheme is the initiative of Chesterfield FC Supporters Club but "Sky is Blue" is naturally delighted to offer its support to the Garden. The link on the image below takes you to the "Just giving" page: please do, if you can!
Like some 10,000 horsepower diesel engine that hasn't been started for a year, the 2014 update cycle is coughing into life.
Much of the stuff on site will be updated over the summer: please bear with us while this process continues.

RECENTLY-ADDED ITEMS ON THE SITE:


A new file: Players with no first-team, competitive pedigree at CFC but who were on our books, typically having played in first team friendlies, reserve, youth and "A" team games. It's a monster file and is constantly being updated, but it is incomplete. If you think you should be on it, or know someone who should, please get in touch!

Ken Foster is overseeing a project to show every Chesterfield game for which a programme was printed. Competitive, first team games are taken as read, but if you go to the Line-ups (under Stats & Records, above) and look at the darker-coloured link buttons, you'll see what we're trying to do.


Check out the expanding collection of match highlights here!

Catch the latest ramblings of the Spireites Podcast team (Phil Tooley, Pete Whiteley, Paul Fisher and myself) by navigating the links on the left.


So, Who are we? We are a small group of the club’s fans who are interested in this sort of thing. Why are we here? We’re here because changes to Chesterfield FC's official website were made by the site's providers in the summer of 2012. As a consequence the site was no longer able to host the huge amount of historical and statistical information that it once did. Having access to that depth of information had proved popular with supporters and students of football and family history, so we decided to publish our work on a site of our own.

This website stands independent of the Chesterfield Football Club although it is populated and maintained by long-standing supporters and people who have contributed to the club’s wellbeing over many years. Any views expressed on this website are those of the individual contributor and are in no way representative of the views of the Chesterfield Football Club, its players, staff, directors or supporters.

The links at the top of the page will take you to our site's various sections, which will be populated as time permits.

The Blog section will track our progress as we upload the huge amount of material that has been garnered from more than thirty years of research, will note the establishment of new records as they happen and will give us a platform for stuff that doesn't really fit anywhere else.

Stats & records contains many detailed files on player stats, team-based stats and line-ups for every season, while a subsection named The Basics is a good starting-point for a general grounding in the club’s past.

Written items about moments and events will be under the Articles link, while the Games link is self-explanatory.

Our Biographies section will contain items on more than one hundred leading players, managers and club officials.

We will aim to upload a rich and varied selection of Images from our archive.

If you operate a history-based football site let me know and I'll add it to our Links.

 

Photo: The team celebrates its 3-0 win over Rangers in the 1980-1 Anglo-Scottish Cup.

You are most welcome to contact us with any query you may have. We especially welcome enquiries from the families of former players, whether they played five hundred fist-team games or forty-five minutes in a pre-season friendly! Can you see something we haven’t covered? Let us know, and we’ll have a go at it.

This is in no way an endorsement of their product, but the site is maintained using Firefox as the web browser,

and it probably looks best using the same to view it.

Copyright and fair use:

We are happy for you to download linked files for your personal, non-commercial use - that is, for private study or research purposes. We have no problem with your downloading stuff for reporting and review purposes, providing a suitable acknowledgement including the web address "cfchistory.com" is included. We do not object to your using such social network linking tools as may be displayed to tag and comment on elements of the website via Facebook, Twitter and so on. We'd rather people came here to read things, though, so please don't copy stuff wholesale and whack it up on your own blog, or whatever. Since we are very much not in it for private gain, we most certainly do object to any of our stuff being used for commercial, business or private gain. If in doubt, please ask.

Conversely, if we have infringed your copyright on anything it has been done accidentally; please let us know and we'll take stuff down, or acknowledge its source.