Chester City Football Club was an English football team from Chester which played in a variety of leagues between 1885 and 2010. The club, which was founded as Chester F.C., joined the Football League in 1931. Over the next eight decades, the club spent most of its time competing in the lower divisions playing its home games at Sealand Road (1906–1990). In 1983 it was renamed Chester City. The club moved to the Deva Stadium in 1992 after playing two seasons of home games at Macclesfield Town's Moss Rose. In 2004 Chester won the Conference National, their only league title.

In the summer of 2009 Chester City was placed in administration with debts of £7million, although it was saved from going into immediate receivership after creditors agreed to a rescue package from the club's owners. However, halfway through the 2009–10 Conference season, HM Revenue & Customs served a winding-up order on the club in January 2010. The Conference National subsequently suspended Chester – which had been put up for sale – for breaching its financial rules and for cancelling matches. A month after the winding up order was served it was dismissed from the league with all results annulled and future fixtures cancelled. In March 2010 Chester was formally wound up after unsuccessfully trying to join the Welsh Premier League.

With the official winding up of Chester City, supporters immediately began forming a new club. Chester F.C. was officially established in May 2010.



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