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Chesterfield: 10 Things

Posted by Luke Davis
Posted on Thu 11 Oct 2018
Posted in First Team

FC Halifax Town host Chesterfield at the MBi Shay Stadium on Saturday in front of the BT Sport camera, 5.15pm kick-off

Here are 10 things you may or may not know about our visitors.

  1. Chesterfield currently play their home games at the Proact Stadium, a home they have had since 2009. Prior to this they played at Saltergate which was demolished in 2012.
  2. The highest finish Chesterfield has achieved is a 4th place finish in the Football League Second Division back in the 1946-47 season.
  3. Chesterfield managed to reach the semi-finals of the cup in 1996-7 losing to Middlesbrough 3-0 in a replay.
  4. Like Halifax Town, Chesterfield’s record attendance comes against Tottenham as they saw a crowd of 30,561 in 1938.
  5. Chesterfield signed Jason Lee from Watford for a club record £250,000 in 1998 when they were in the Second Division.
  6. Chesterfield were winners of the EFL cup in 2012, finishing runners up 2 years later.
  7. Their top goal scorer is Ernie Moss who played for Chesterfield across three separate spells: 1968–1975, 1979–1981, and 1984–1986.
  8. Current manager Martin Allen has been in charge since May earlier this year having left Barnet for the fifth time in May.
  9. Chesterfield have won the 4th tier of English football on 4 separate occasions: 1969–70, 1984–85, 2010–11, 2013–14.
  10. Billy Kidd is currently Chesterfield’s oldest ever player having played at the age of 40 years 232 days, having played at Chesterfield for his entire career between 1931–1947

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