Ian Breckin

Date of birth24 February 1975
Place of birthRotherham
NationalityEnglish
Weight80 kg
Height1.83 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

Breckin signed a new three-year contract for Chesterfield at the start of 2000-01 and celebrated with a goal in the opening day win over York City when he ran through from his own half, exchanged passes with David Reeves and shot home.

He was the perfect foil for the more physical Steve Blatherwick in the middle of defence, always looking composed, in the right place and ready with a perfectly-timed tackle should the need arise.

Breckin made his 300th League appear-ance at Hull City in April 2001 and, in recognition of his growing maturity, he skippered the side for much of the campaign.

Breckin joined Nottingham Forest in July 2005 with a three-year contract but was made available for transfer in December 2008.

He returned to Chesterfield in July 2009 with a two-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Rotherham United 01 Nov 1993 25 Jul 1997
Chesterfield 25 Jul 1997 25 Jun 2002
Wigan Athletic 25 Jun 2002 05 Jul 2005
Nottingham Forest 05 Jul 2005 30 Jun 2009
Chesterfield 07 Jul 2009 30 Jun 2011

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1997-98 Chesterfield League Cup 3
1998-99 Chesterfield League Cup 2
2
1999-00 Chesterfield League Cup 2
2000-01 Chesterfield FA Cup 1
2000-01 Chesterfield LDV Vans Trophy 4
1
2000-01 Chesterfield League Cup 4
1
1
2000-01 Chesterfield League Division 3 45
3
6
2001-02 Chesterfield FA Cup 3
1
2001-02 Chesterfield LDV Vans Trophy 3
1
2001-02 Chesterfield League Cup 1
2001-02 Chesterfield League Division 2 42
1
8
2002-03 Wigan Athletic FA Cup 2
2002-03 Wigan Athletic LDV Vans Trophy 1
2002-03 Wigan Athletic League Division 2 7
2
3
2003-04 Wigan Athletic FA Cup 1
2003-04 Wigan Athletic League Cup 3
2003-04 Wigan Athletic League Division 1 43
2
3
2004-05 Wigan Athletic FA Cup
1
2004-05 Wigan Athletic League Championship 42
4
2004-05 Wigan Athletic League Cup 1
1
2005-06 Nottingham Forest FA Cup 2
2005-06 Nottingham Forest League Cup 1
2
2005-06 Nottingham Forest League One 46
8
3
1
2006-07 Nottingham Forest FA Cup 4
1
2006-07 Nottingham Forest Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2006-07 Nottingham Forest League Cup 1
2006-07 Nottingham Forest League One 46
3
6
2006-07 Nottingham Forest League One Play-Offs 2
2007-08 Nottingham Forest FA Cup 2
2007-08 Nottingham Forest Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2007-08 Nottingham Forest League One 22
6
1
4
2008-09 Nottingham Forest FA Cup 3
2008-09 Nottingham Forest League Championship 17
6
5
2008-09 Nottingham Forest League Cup 2
2009-10 Chesterfield FA Cup 1
2009-10 Chesterfield Johnstones Paint Trophy 3
2009-10 Chesterfield League Cup 1
2009-10 Chesterfield League Two 41
1
5
2010-11 Chesterfield FA Cup
1
1
2010-11 Chesterfield League Cup 1
2010-11 Chesterfield League Two 19
6
4


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
12 Aug 1997 Wigan Athletic v Chesterfield W 1-2 League Cup 1st round 1st leg
16 Sep 1997 Chesterfield v Barnsley L 1-2 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
30 Sep 1997 Barnsley v Chesterfield L 4-1
Agg: 6-2
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
16 Sep 1998 Leicester City v Chesterfield L 3-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
22 Sep 1998 Chesterfield v Leicester City L 1-3
Agg: 1-6
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
14 Sep 1999 Chesterfield v Middlesbrough D 0-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
21 Sep 1999 Middlesbrough v Chesterfield L 2-1
Agg: 2-1
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
12 Aug 2000 Chesterfield v York City W 4-1 League Division 3
19 Aug 2000 Hartlepool United v Chesterfield W 1-2 League Division 3
22 Aug 2000 Port Vale v Chesterfield W 1-2 League Cup 1st round 1st leg
26 Aug 2000 Chesterfield v Shrewsbury Town W 3-0 League Division 3
28 Aug 2000 Scunthorpe United v Chesterfield D 1-1 League Division 3
02 Sep 2000 Chesterfield v Barnet L 1-2 League Division 3
05 Sep 2000 Chesterfield v Port Vale D 2-2
Agg: 4-3
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg
09 Sep 2000 Cheltenham Town v Chesterfield W 0-1 League Division 3
12 Sep 2000 Carlisle United v Chesterfield W 2-4 League Division 3
16 Sep 2000 Chesterfield v Mansfield Town W 4-0 League Division 3
19 Sep 2000 Chesterfield v Fulham W 1-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
23 Sep 2000 Blackpool v Chesterfield W 1-3 League Division 3
27 Sep 2000 Fulham v Chesterfield L 4-0
Agg: 4-1
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
30 Sep 2000 Chesterfield v Macclesfield Town W 4-1 League Division 3
07 Oct 2000 Chesterfield v Plymouth Argyle W 2-1 League Division 3
14 Oct 2000 Exeter City v Chesterfield D 1-1 League Division 3
17 Oct 2000 Rochdale v Chesterfield D 2-2 League Division 3
21 Oct 2000 Chesterfield v Brighton and Hove Albion W 1-0 League Division 3
24 Oct 2000 Kidderminster Harriers v Chesterfield W 0-2 League Division 3
28 Oct 2000 Chesterfield v Cardiff City D 2-2 League Division 3
04 Nov 2000 Lincoln City v Chesterfield D 1-1 League Division 3
11 Nov 2000 Chesterfield v Hull City W 1-0 League Division 3
18 Nov 2000 Chesterfield v Bristol City L 0-1 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
25 Nov 2000 Halifax Town v Chesterfield D 2-2 League Division 3
02 Dec 2000 Chesterfield v Leyton Orient W 4-1 League Division 3
05 Dec 2000 Rotherham United v Chesterfield W 3-4 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - northern section
09 Dec 2000 Chesterfield v Exeter City W 2-0 League Division 3
23 Dec 2000 Torquay United v Chesterfield D 0-0 League Division 3
26 Dec 2000 Chesterfield v Darlington W 2-0 League Division 3
06 Jan 2001 Shrewsbury Town v Chesterfield D 0-0 League Division 3
09 Jan 2001 Chesterfield v Macclesfield Town W 4-2 LDV Vans Trophy 2nd round - northern section
13 Jan 2001 Chesterfield v Scunthorpe United W 1-0 League Division 3
16 Jan 2001 Chesterfield v Hartlepool United D 0-0 League Division 3
20 Jan 2001 Darlington v Chesterfield W 0-3 League Division 3
23 Jan 2001 York City v Chesterfield W 0-1 League Division 3
27 Jan 2001 Chesterfield v Torquay United W 3-0 League Division 3
30 Jan 2001 Bury v Chesterfield W 0-3 LDV Vans Trophy Quarter-final - northern section
03 Feb 2001 Barnet v Chesterfield D 1-1 League Division 3
09 Feb 2001 Chesterfield v Cheltenham Town W 2-0 League Division 3
13 Feb 2001 Lincoln City v Chesterfield L 4-1 LDV Vans Trophy Semi-final - northern section
17 Feb 2001 Mansfield Town v Chesterfield W 0-1 League Division 3
20 Feb 2001 Chesterfield v Carlisle United D 1-1 League Division 3
24 Feb 2001 Chesterfield v Blackpool W 2-1 League Division 3
03 Mar 2001 Macclesfield Town v Chesterfield W 1-2 League Division 3
10 Mar 2001 Plymouth Argyle v Chesterfield L 3-0 League Division 3
17 Mar 2001 Chesterfield v Rochdale D 1-1 League Division 3
31 Mar 2001 Chesterfield v Southend United D 1-1 League Division 3
07 Apr 2001 Leyton Orient v Chesterfield L 2-0 League Division 3
14 Apr 2001 Chesterfield v Kidderminster Harriers W 1-0 League Division 3
16 Apr 2001 Cardiff City v Chesterfield D 3-3 League Division 3
21 Apr 2001 Chesterfield v Lincoln City L 1-2 League Division 3
28 Apr 2001 Hull City v Chesterfield L 3-1 League Division 3
01 May 2001 Brighton and Hove Albion v Chesterfield L 1-0 League Division 3
05 May 2001 Chesterfield v Halifax Town W 3-0 League Division 3
11 Aug 2001 Chesterfield v Colchester United L 3-6 League Division 2
18 Aug 2001 Oldham Athletic v Chesterfield D 1-1 League Division 2
21 Aug 2001 Port Vale v Chesterfield L 2-1 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
25 Aug 2001 Chesterfield v Brentford L 0-1 League Division 2
27 Aug 2001 Notts County v Chesterfield D 1-1 League Division 2
01 Sep 2001 Chesterfield v Peterborough United L 0-1 League Division 2
08 Sep 2001 Wycombe Wanderers v Chesterfield D 0-0 League Division 2
15 Sep 2001 Northampton Town v Chesterfield W 0-2 League Division 2
18 Sep 2001 Chesterfield v Wrexham W 3-2 League Division 2
22 Sep 2001 Chesterfield v Swindon Town W 4-0 League Division 2
25 Sep 2001 Huddersfield Town v Chesterfield D 0-0 League Division 2
29 Sep 2001 Chesterfield v Tranmere Rovers L 0-2 League Division 2
05 Oct 2001 Bristol City v Chesterfield L 3-0 League Division 2
13 Oct 2001 Chesterfield v Port Vale D 1-1 League Division 2
16 Oct 2001 Shrewsbury Town v Chesterfield W 0-1 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - northern section
20 Oct 2001 Bury v Chesterfield L 2-1 League Division 2
23 Oct 2001 Chesterfield v Stoke City L 1-2 League Division 2
27 Oct 2001 Blackpool v Chesterfield L 1-0 League Division 2
30 Oct 2001 Chesterfield v Kidderminster Harriers W 1-0 LDV Vans Trophy 2nd round - northern section
03 Nov 2001 Chesterfield v Cambridge United W 2-0 League Division 2
10 Nov 2001 Cardiff City v Chesterfield L 2-1 League Division 2
17 Nov 2001 Stalybridge Celtic v Chesterfield W 0-3 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
20 Nov 2001 Wigan Athletic v Chesterfield D 1-1 League Division 2
24 Nov 2001 Chesterfield v AFC Bournemouth W 2-1 League Division 2
01 Dec 2001 Reading v Chesterfield W 0-1 League Division 2
04 Dec 2001 Chesterfield v Blackpool L 0-3 LDV Vans Trophy Quarter-final - northern section
08 Dec 2001 Chesterfield v Southend United D 1-1 FA Cup 2nd round
15 Dec 2001 Chesterfield v Queens Park Rangers L 2-3 League Division 2
18 Dec 2001 Southend United v Chesterfield L 2-0 FA Cup 2nd round replay
12 Jan 2002 Chesterfield v Oldham Athletic W 4-2 League Division 2
19 Jan 2002 Colchester United v Chesterfield W 1-2 League Division 2
21 Jan 2002 Chesterfield v Brighton and Hove Albion L 1-2 League Division 2
02 Feb 2002 Tranmere Rovers v Chesterfield D 0-0 League Division 2
05 Feb 2002 Peterborough United v Chesterfield D 1-1 League Division 2
09 Feb 2002 Chesterfield v Bury W 2-0 League Division 2
12 Feb 2002 Chesterfield v Wycombe Wanderers L 0-1 League Division 2
16 Feb 2002 Port Vale v Chesterfield L 4-1 League Division 2
23 Feb 2002 Chesterfield v Northampton Town D 2-2 League Division 2
26 Feb 2002 Swindon Town v Chesterfield L 2-1 League Division 2
02 Mar 2002 Wrexham v Chesterfield W 0-1 League Division 2
05 Mar 2002 Chesterfield v Huddersfield Town D 1-1 League Division 2
09 Mar 2002 Queens Park Rangers v Chesterfield D 0-0 League Division 2
12 Mar 2002 Brentford v Chesterfield D 0-0 League Division 2
16 Mar 2002 Chesterfield v Reading L 0-2 League Division 2
19 Mar 2002 Chesterfield v Bristol City W 2-1 League Division 2
23 Mar 2002 Stoke City v Chesterfield L 1-0 League Division 2
06 Apr 2002 Chesterfield v Wigan Athletic L 1-2 League Division 2
13 Apr 2002 AFC Bournemouth v Chesterfield L 3-1 League Division 2
20 Apr 2002 Chesterfield v Blackpool W 2-1 League Division 2
08 Aug 2009 Torquay United v Chesterfield L 2-0 League Two
11 Aug 2009 Scunthorpe United v Chesterfield L 2-1 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
15 Aug 2009 Chesterfield v Northampton Town W 1-0 League Two
19 Aug 2009 Chesterfield v Notts County W 2-1 League Two
22 Aug 2009 Shrewsbury Town v Chesterfield D 1-1 League Two
29 Aug 2009 Chesterfield v Morecambe D 1-1 League Two
01 Sep 2009 Burton Albion v Chesterfield W 1-5 Johnstones Paint Trophy 1st round - northern section
05 Sep 2009 Rotherham United v Chesterfield L 3-1 League Two
12 Sep 2009 Dagenham and Redbridge v Chesterfield L 2-1 League Two
19 Sep 2009 Chesterfield v Macclesfield Town W 4-1 League Two
30 Sep 2009 Chesterfield v Grimsby Town W 3-2 League Two
03 Oct 2009 Chesterfield v Accrington Stanley W 1-0 League Two
06 Oct 2009 Chesterfield v Huddersfield Town W 3-3 (4-2) Johnstones Paint Trophy 2nd round - northern section
10 Oct 2009 AFC Bournemouth v Chesterfield W 1-2 League Two
17 Oct 2009 Hereford United v Chesterfield L 1-0 League Two
24 Oct 2009 Chesterfield v Burton Albion W 5-2 League Two
31 Oct 2009 Chesterfield v Barnet W 1-0 League Two
07 Nov 2009 Chesterfield v AFC Bournemouth L 1-3 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
10 Nov 2009 Chesterfield v Carlisle United L 1-3 Johnstones Paint Trophy Quarter-final - northern section
14 Nov 2009 Rochdale v Chesterfield W 2-3 League Two
21 Nov 2009 Chesterfield v Darlington W 5-2 League Two
24 Nov 2009 Bury v Chesterfield L 2-1 League Two
02 Dec 2009 Chesterfield v Crewe Alexandra L 2-3 League Two
05 Dec 2009 Aldershot Town v Chesterfield L 1-0 League Two
12 Dec 2009 Chesterfield v Cheltenham Town W 1-0 League Two
26 Dec 2009 Lincoln City v Chesterfield L 2-1 League Two
02 Jan 2010 Chesterfield v Shrewsbury Town L 0-1 League Two
30 Jan 2010 Morecambe v Chesterfield W 0-1 League Two
06 Feb 2010 Chesterfield v Lincoln City W 2-1 League Two
09 Feb 2010 Port Vale v Chesterfield W 1-2 League Two
13 Feb 2010 Chesterfield v Bury W 1-0 League Two
20 Feb 2010 Darlington v Chesterfield W 2-3 League Two
24 Feb 2010 Crewe Alexandra v Chesterfield W 0-1 League Two
27 Feb 2010 Chesterfield v Aldershot Town L 0-1 League Two
06 Mar 2010 Cheltenham Town v Chesterfield W 0-1 League Two
09 Mar 2010 Notts County v Chesterfield L 1-0 League Two
13 Mar 2010 Chesterfield v Port Vale L 0-5 League Two
20 Mar 2010 Burton Albion v Chesterfield D 2-2 League Two
27 Mar 2010 Chesterfield v Hereford United L 1-2 League Two
03 Apr 2010 Chesterfield v Rochdale W 2-0 League Two
05 Apr 2010 Barnet v Chesterfield L 3-1 League Two
10 Apr 2010 Chesterfield v Dagenham and Redbridge D 2-2 League Two
13 Apr 2010 Grimsby Town v Chesterfield D 2-2 League Two
17 Apr 2010 Macclesfield Town v Chesterfield L 2-0 League Two
24 Apr 2010 Chesterfield v Bradford City D 1-1 League Two
01 May 2010 Accrington Stanley v Chesterfield L 2-0 League Two
08 May 2010 Chesterfield v AFC Bournemouth W 2-1 League Two
07 Aug 2010 Chesterfield v Barnet W 2-1 League Two
10 Aug 2010 Chesterfield v Middlesbrough L 1-2 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
14 Aug 2010 Port Vale v Chesterfield D 1-1 League Two
21 Aug 2010 Chesterfield v Hereford United W 4-0 League Two
28 Aug 2010 Macclesfield Town v Chesterfield D 1-1 League Two
04 Sep 2010 Chesterfield v Lincoln City W 2-1 League Two
28 Sep 2010 Northampton Town v Chesterfield W 1-2 League Two
02 Oct 2010 Chesterfield v Crewe Alexandra D 5-5 League Two
27 Nov 2010 Burton Albion v Chesterfield L 3-1 FA Cup 2nd round
11 Dec 2010 Chesterfield v Torquay United W 1-0 League Two
01 Jan 2011 Chesterfield v Stockport County W 4-1 League Two
03 Jan 2011 Accrington Stanley v Chesterfield D 2-2 League Two
08 Jan 2011 Southend United v Chesterfield W 2-3 League Two
15 Jan 2011 Chesterfield v Stevenage W 1-0 League Two
22 Jan 2011 Shrewsbury Town v Chesterfield D 0-0 League Two
29 Jan 2011 Chesterfield v Bradford City D 2-2 League Two
01 Feb 2011 Stockport County v Chesterfield D 1-1 League Two
05 Feb 2011 Chesterfield v Aldershot Town D 2-2 League Two
11 Feb 2011 Burton Albion v Chesterfield L 1-0 League Two
15 Feb 2011 Bury v Chesterfield D 1-1 League Two
19 Feb 2011 Lincoln City v Chesterfield W 0-2 League Two
22 Feb 2011 Bradford City v Chesterfield W 0-1 League Two
26 Feb 2011 Chesterfield v Morecambe L 0-2 League Two
02 Apr 2011 Chesterfield v Port Vale W 2-0 League Two
09 Apr 2011 Hereford United v Chesterfield L 3-0 League Two
23 Apr 2011 Oxford United v Chesterfield D 0-0 League Two
07 May 2011 Chesterfield v Gillingham W 3-1 League Two


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.