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

"Sky is Blue" stands independent of the Chesterfield Football Club although it is populated and maintained by long-standing supporters 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.

This site is an official partner for the Heritage project of the Chesterfield FC Community Trust.  More information about the Trust can be found by clicking on the logo.
The Chesterfield FC Former Players Association was launched in 2018 to offer fellowship and support to the club's former players and officials. It is the group for all those who have represented the Club in first-team matches including those who managed them. Associate membership is available to anyone who has been contracted to the Club or has held a first team coaching position.  Membership is free.  It is a developing group where any of the members are encouraged to contribute to the aims of the group.  You can contact the Association through the Trust. Follow the CFC FPA on Twitter, here: @CFCFPA

Programme collectors can use the site to check on the existence of programmes for specific Chesterfield games. Each seasonal line-up includes a column that indicates whether or not a programme was printed, or is known to exist. Ken Foster explains it far more coherently here.

The links at the top of the page will take you to our site's various sections. To begin with, however, The Basics is a good starting-point for a general grounding in the club’s past.

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


You are most welcome to contact us with any query you may have. We especially welcome enquiries from other historians and 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.

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

Copyright and fair use:

We are happy for you to download files for your personal, non-commercial use - that is, for private study or research purposes.  If you write for a football magazine, a club website or programme and want to use anything on this site, please make some form of acknowledgement to "www.cfchistory.com"
Doing a book about a player? Of course you can use information about individual players, but it is worth contacting us as we probably have much more information that we can show on here. 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.
Credit where it's due: This site would be poorer without the assistance of Paul Kellett and Ken Foster, whose input is gratefully received.
Stuart Basson (Secretary/Manager.)