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Spireites face Sheffield FC tonight

24 July 2019

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The Spireites make the short trip to Dronfield tonight for their penultimate pre-season fixture to face Sheffield FC, kick-off 7:30pm.

A number of the first team were involved in last night’s friendly against Sheffield United, which means tonight’s match will provide an opportunity for some of the club’s youngsters to catch the eye.

Sheffield FC

Nickname: The Club
Stadium: Coach and Horses Ground, Dronfield, Derbyshire, S18 2GD

Capacity: 2,089 (250 seats)

Founded in 1857, Sheffield FC are officially recognised as the oldest existing club now playing football in the world.

In 2004 they were given the FIFA Order of Merit – an award given to only one other club: Real Madrid – and in 2007 they were inducted into the English football hall of fame, to commemorate their 150th anniversary.

To commemorate the club’s 150th anniversary Sheffield FC faced Inter Milan and Ajax in celebration matches and football legend Pele was also in attendance.

They won the FA Amateur Cup in 1904 and were runners up to Billericay Town in the FA Vase final in 1977.

Sheffield FC currently play in the Northern Premier League Division One East, which is the eighth tier of English football.

Record attendance: 2,000 vs. Barton Rovers, FA Vase Semi-Final, 1976–77

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