Formed:
     April 24th, 1919.


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Company history:
     Incorporated: 24.1.1920
     Re-registered as a plc: 22.4.1982
     Entered administration, 16.5.2001.
     Succeeded by the Chesterfield FC (2001) Ltd, 29.1.2002.
Ancestor clubs:
     Chesterfield FC, 1867-81.
     Chesterfield Town FC, 1884-1914.
     Chesterfield Town FC, 1914-16.
Previous names:
     Chesterfield Municipal FC until December 1920. 
Stadium:
     Proact Stadium, Sheffield Road, Chesterfield.
     (B2Net Stadium between 2010 and 2012.)
Previous grounds:
    The Recreation Ground, Chesterfield.
    (The Rec was in use as a football ground between 1871 and 2010.)
    Prior to 1871 the first Chesterfield FC played at another “Recreation Ground,” on Saltergate, around 100 yards closer to the town centre.
Honours: 
     Division Three (North) Champions, 1930-1 and 1935-6.
     Division Four Champions, 1969-70 and 1984-5.
     League Two Champions, 2010-11 and 2013-14
     Promoted to Division Two, 2000-1
     Division Three play-off winners, 1995-6
     Division Four play-off runners-up, 1989-90
     Johnstone’s Paints Trophy winners, 2011-12

     Johnstone’s Paints Trophy finallists, 2013-14
     Anglo-Scottish Cup winners, 1980-1
     Derbyshire FA Senior Cup: winners, six times.
     Midland League champions, 1919-20
Best performances:
    Highest Football League position: 4th in Division Two, 1946-7.
     FA Cup semi-finalists, 1996-7
     Football League Cup: 4th round, 1964-5 and 2006-7.
Record victories:
     Football League: 8-0 vs Crewe Alexandra, 1955-6. (The Chesterfield Town club beat Glossop 10-0 in 1901-2.)
     FA Cup: 10-1 vs Dronfield Woodhouse, preliminary round, 1920-1.
     Football League Cup: 5-0 vs Mansfield Town, 23.8.1971, and vs Scunthorpe United, 23.8.1972.
Record defeats:
     Football League: 0-10 vs Gillingham, 1987-8.
     FA Cup: 0-7 vs Burnley, 5.1.1957.
     Football League Cup: 2-6 vs Mansfield Town, 19.8.1970.
Ground capacity:
     10,228
Record attendance at The Rec’:
     30,561 vs Tottenham Hotspur, FA Cup, February 12th, 1938.
Record attendance at the Proact Stadium:
     10,081 vs Rotherham United, League Two, March 18th, 2011.
Record transfer fee paid:
     £250,000 to Watford for Jason Lee, August 28th,1998.
Record transfer fee received:
     £1,300,000 from Hull City for Sam Clucas, July 27th, 2015.
Most games played:
     David Blakey: 617 FL, 35 FAC, 6 FLC (658 in total.)
Record League Goalscorer:
     In a season: Jimmy Cookson, 44 goals in 34 appearances, 1925-6.
     All-time: Ernie Moss, 162 goals in 468 appearances, 1968-86.
Most goals scored in a game:
    Five, by Ambrose Brown against Mansfield Town, 30.1.1935, Division 3 (N) Cup.
Full internationals:

     Rai Simons: Bermuda, 5.
     Mark Williams: Northern Ireland, 4 (34 in total.)
     Walter McMillen: Ireland, 4. (7 in total.)

     Liam Graham: New Zealand, 4.

     Gerry Armstrong: Northern Ireland, 2. (63 in total.)
     Dudley Milligan: Ireland, 1. (3 apps for South Africa before 1939.)
     Nathan Smith: Jamaica, 1.