Chesterfield Football Club /ˈtʃɛstərfiːld/ is a professional association football club based in the town of Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England. The team compete in League One, the third tier of the English football league system. The club was a founding member of the Football League Third Division North in 1921–22 and has remained in the Football League since that time. While they have never played in the top flight, they rose to the second tier twice in the 1930s.
Chesterfield play their home games at the 10,504 capacity Proact Stadium, having moved from their historic home of Saltergate during the summer of 2010. Chesterfield's most notable recent successes came in the 1990s, when they won the Division Three playoff final at Wembley in 1995 and reached the FA Cup semi-finals in 1997. In May 2011, Chesterfield secured the League Two title but were relegated from League One the following season.
In 2011, Dave Allen was given full ownership of the club and Chris Turner was appointed as the club's new Chief Executive. The 2011/12 season saw Chesterfield secure the Football League Trophy with a 2–0 victory over Swindon Town. A return to Wembley for the final of the Football League trophy was secured in 2014, with Chesterfield finishing runners-up after losing 3–1 to Peterborough United.
In 2014, Chesterfield were crowned champions of League Two for a record fourth time.Close