National League North • North West


Chester Football Club is an association football club, based in Chester, Cheshire. Founded 13 years ago in 2010, the team currently compete in the National League North, the 6th tier of English football.

They play their home matches at Deva Stadium, and are nicknamed "The Seals".

The team's playing kit is manufactured by Kappa.


Chester Football Club was founded in 1885 and initially played their home games at Faulkner Street before moving to Whipcord Lane in 1901 and then to the Stadium in Sealand Road in 1898.

The club won their first senior trophy, the Cheshire Senior Cup, in 1895 and achieved League status in 1931.

In 1964/65, the “Famous Five” forward line scored 116 of the club's record 119 League goals and in 1974/75 they were promoted from Division Four.

Ian Rush became the club's record transfer when he moved to Liverpool for £300,000 in 1980.

The club went into administration in 1998/99 and were relegated back to the Football Conference in 2009.

The club was eventually wound up in the High Court on 10th March 2010 and were reborn in May 2010 as a phoenix club.

Since then, Chester have won three consecutive Championships and currently compete in the National League North.