Luis Boa Morte joins Chesterfield FC

35-year-old former Arsenal, Fulham and West Ham winger Luis Boa Morte has signed for Chesterfield. He'll join the Spireites until January and may make his debut against Dagenham & Redbridge this Saturday.

"The most important thing for me now is to play football and get going again.

I'll be here until the end of January but that doesn't mean that I won't stay

until the end of the season."

– Luis Boa Morte

Boa Morte has made more than 300 appearances in English football over a 15-year

period having arrived at Arsenal from Sporting Lisbon in June 1997 as one of

Arsene Wenger's first signings.

He won the double with the Gunners in 1998 and after a brief spell with

Southampton moved to Fulham before spending four-and-a-half years at West Ham

before leaving by mutual consent in August 2011.

"To have a player of Luis' quality coming to Chesterfield is a

fantastic coup for us. It's great that a player of his ability wants to play


"The financial aspect of the deal was no worry - he just wanted to come and


– Tommy Wright