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The FA Tour of Australia, 1925

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At the end of the 1924-25 season the Football Association sent a touring party to Australia under the leadership of Mr John Lewis, by now something of a Grand Old Man of the game.
Billed in the local press, of course, as 'England' the tourists enjoyed a 100% success record and averaged 5.5 goals per game. There were 4 'Test Matches' against Australia (these were not recognised as full internationals).

07.05.25     

Perth Metropolitan XI 

0

8

FA XI

Perth

09.05.25     

Western Australia 

0

7

FA XI

Fremantle

14.05.25    

South Australia 

0

10

FA XI

Adelaide

16.05.25    

Australia XI 

1

4

FA XI

Thebarton

20.05.25     

Victoria

0

7

FA XI

Melbourne

23.05.25     

Australia XI 

0

5

FA XI

Melbourne

30.05.25    

New South Wales 

2

FA XI

Sydney    

03.06.25     

Sydney Metropolis 

1

3

FA XI

Sydney  

06.06.25    

Illawarra District 

0

FA XI

Wollongong

08.06.25     

New South Wales 

1

4

FA XI

Sydney

13.06.25     

Northern Districts 

0

FA XI

Newcastle

17.06.25 

 Ipswich and District 

0

FA XI

Ipswich

20.06.25 

Queensland 

0

11

FA XI

Brisbane              

24.06.25 

North Queensland   

0

9

FA XI

Bundaberg       

27.06.25 

Australia 

1

5

FA XI

Brisbane              

29.06.25 

Toowoomba                

0

FA XI

Toowoomba

04.07.25 

Australia 

1

2

FA XI

Sydney      

08.07.25 

Newcastle              

0

FA XI

Newcastle

11.07.25     

Australia 

2

8

FA XI

Maitland

15.07.25     

South Maitland 

1

FA XI

Cessnock

18.07.25 

Australia 

0

5

FA XI

Sydney     

21.07.25    

Granville District 

1

FA XI

Parramatta  

25.07.25 

Australia   

0

FA XI

Melbourne

01.08.25 

Western Australia   

1

5

FA XI

Fremantle

03.08.25 

Western Australia 

1

5

FA XI

Perth 


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139
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GK

Teddy Davison*

The Wednesday

Harry Hardy*

Stockport County

FB


Stan Charlton

Exeter City

Joe Hannah

Norwich City

Cecil Poynton

Tottenham Hotspur

HB


Jimmy Hamilton

Crystal Palace

Len Graham*

Millwall

Billy Sage

Tottenham Hotspur

Tom Whittaker

Arsenal

CH

Bill Caesar**

Dulwich Hamlet ***

Charlie Spencer*

Newcastle United

IF


Jimmy Walsh

Liverpool

Jack Elkes

Tottenham Hotspur

Bert Batten

Plymouth Argyle

Billy Williams

West Ham United

CF

Ernie Simms [c]*

Stockport County

OF

Charlie Hannaford

Clapton Orient

Stan Seymour

Newcastle United


* full internationalist
** amateur internationalist

The 18 players were from the following Divisions:
Div 1- 8
Div 2- 5
Div 3- 4
Isthmian League- 1***
 *** Caesar was 'on the books' at Darlington (Div 3) in the 1924-25 season but didn't make any first team appearances.

Bert Batten- scorer of  47 goals during the tour 

John Lewis was never one to shy away from controversy. He reported the  Australian FA  for paying  their players £1 per day, a £5 bonus and broken time payments. Mr Lewis also disapproved of their use of substitutes.


Old Carthusians 1903

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The Dunn Cup was introduced in 1903 for clubs for former Public Schoolboys, and  Old Carthusians enjoyed a good run of success (they were winners  in 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1908 and 1910).

This line up features 3 'full ' internationalists (G.O Smith, Maurice Stanborough and Charles Wreford-Brown), as well as a couple of amateur internationals (Rowlandson, Timmis).
Captain William Simpson was a leading referee (he had taken charge of the 1896 FA Cup Final).  
Haig-Brown, O.E Wreford-Brown and Rowlandson were killed in the 1914-18 War.



The Crafty Berlin Decision

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It was the most scandalous incident in the history of international football.
Peru were the sole South American representatives at the 1936 Olympic Football Tournament.
The 1935 South American Championship served as a qualifier for the Olympics, but neither champions Uruguay nor runners up Argentina were able to travel to Germany due to an economic recession. Peru had finished 3rd, winning just the one game, against Chile. 


At the Olympics Peru beat Finland by 7-3 in the first round, giving them a match with Austria in the next round.
Austria went  two-nil up through goals from Werginz  and Steinmetz . They held onto this lead until the 75th minute. Campolo Alcalde pulled one back and then in the 81st minute Alejandro Villanueva equalized. Peru were then reduced to 10 men by the loss of Alcade.

This Austria side, with the great Jimmy Hogan as manager, were not of the calibre of Meisl's Wunderteam from earlier in the decade.

The game went into extra time, and during the first period referee Mr  Kristiansen of Norway disallowed 3 Peruvian 'goals'.
Villanueva gave Peru the lead in the 117th minute and in the very last minute of extra time Teodoro Fernández made it 4-2 to Peru.
And then the trouble started.
There was a pitch invasion following the 4th Peruvian goal, The Austrians claimed that one of their players was assaulted. The referee abandoned the match (with just seconds remaining). Press reports stated that "about 1,000 Peruvian supporters" stormed  the pitch with "iron bars, knives and even a pistol". 1.000 Peruvian supporters ? In Berlin? It seems unlikely. The Peruvians counter claim was that the pitch invaders was fascists who couldn't stomach a victory by a team featuring black players.
Following a hearing which the Peruvian delegation missed (they were waylaid en route, stuck behind a fascist parade!)  the Olympic Committee and FIFA ordered a replay behind closed doors.
Peru however (supported by Columbia) chose to go home. Anti German feeling in the South American continent ran high after this debacle. 
The Crafty Berlin Decision was how the incident was described by Snr. Oscar Benavides, the President of Peru.

Sparta Prague in North America 1926

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The voyage 

Sparta Prague won the Stredoceska I. Liga (Czech national Championship) in the 1925-26 season. In the autumn of 1926 they undertook a 2 month tour of North America. It was a strong squad; of the 18 players who went on the tour 17 won international honours. Jan Dvořáček, league top scorer with 32 goals (from 18 games!) did not travel. 



Standing:
Josef Fanta
Fanta managed the Czech national team throughout the 1920s and up until 1933.

 František Hochmann
7 Czechoslovakia caps. Goalkeeper.

Antonín Kaliba
Kaliba was loaned from Union Žižkov to cover the injured Hochmann and stayed on for the tour. He had kept goal 7 times for Czechoslovakia back in 1922-23.

Jaroslav Polacek
Represented Czechoslovakia once in 1925. Forward.

Josef Miclik
Spent 4 seasons at Sparta and won 2 league titles. Forward.

Jaroslav Červený
7 caps for Czechoslovakia, he remained in the USA following the tour, Playing for Sparta of Chicago.
Halfback.

Ferdinand Hajný 
A Mitropa Cup winner with Sparta in 1927, Hajný represented Czechoslovakia on 12 occasions. Inside left. 

Rudolf Dolejší
Joined Sparta from Rapid Prague in 1926. Won 1 international cap for Czechoslovakia that summer. Fullback.

Karel Steiner
4 years at Sparta sandwiched between 4 and 7 year spells at Viktoria Žižkov. Steiner was a 1920 Olympian, and won a total of 14 caps. Fullback.


Josef Horejs
Joined from First Vienna in 1925. He represented Austria 4 times. Fullback.

Otto Fleischmann
Represented Czechoslovakia 3 times. Forward.

František Kolenatý
Clocked up a total of 7 league championships with Sparta. Also represented Czechoslovakia 28 times.
Halfback.

Karel Pesek-Kada
Pesek enjoyed success as an Ice Hockey international in addition to his achievements as a footballer. Played football in the 1920 Olympics, became the first man to lift the Mitropa Cup and won 5 league titles with Sparta. Halfback.

 Václav Špinder
Coach who led Sparta to Mitropa Cup success in 1927 and also won 3 national championships.

Seated: 
Josef Maloun
1 international cap, 2 league titles. Forward.


Antonín Perner
In 14 years at Sparta he won 8 league titles. A veteran of the 1920 Olympics, Perner won 28 international caps for Czechoslovakia.Halfback.

Antonín Janda-Očko
34 year old Janda effectively came out of retirement for this tour. He had last played competitively in 1923. In 10 internationals he scored 12 goals and won 5 league titles with Sparta. Inside forward.

Not in picture:
Antonin Carvan
Carvan joined Sparta from Viktoria Žižkov late in the domestic season. He represented Czechoslovakia 14 times and later played in France with Nimes.
Halfback.

Antonín Hojer
Played 35 international games for Czechoslovakia  and won 7 league titles and the Mitropa Cup with Sparta. Fullback.

Josef Silný
Joined Sparta from rivals Slavia at the end of the 1926 season. 50 international caps, scoring 28 goals, Sliný played in the 1934 World Cup final. Later played in France with Nimes. Forward.



06.09.26

International League

0

4

Sparta

Brooklyn

All Stars New York

11.09.26

Brooklyn Wanderers

3

3

Sparta

Brooklyn

12.09.26

New York Giants

0

6

Sparta

New York City

19.09.26

Fall River Marksmen

3

2

Sparta

North Tiverton Rhode Island 

26.09.26

Ohio Stars

2

6

Sparta

Cleveland


Cleveland All Stars


04.10.26


Chicago Stars


0

1

Sparta


Chicago


10.10.26


Ulster United


4

4

Sparta


Toronto

17.10.26


St. Louis Stars


3

 5

 

Sparta

 

St. Louis
23.10.26


Sparta F.C


0


9


Sparta


Chicago

24.10.26


Detroit Stars


1

2

Sparta


Detroit


30.10.26



Brooklyn Wanderers


3

1

Sparta


Brooklyn


03.11.26


Galicia


1


1


Sparta


Newark



P

W

D

L

F

A

17

12

3

2

43

20



Fall River played a league match against Springfield on the morning of their meeting with Sparta, and several Springfield players guested for the Marksmen in the second game. 
Sparta Chicago (Sparta Athletic and Benevolent Association Football Club) was founded by Czech migrants in 1917 and dominated Illinois football from 1927 onwards. 
Brooklyn Wanderers featured 3 former Hakoah Vienna players (Neufeld, Drucker and Schoenfeld).


Imports

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Hiden

In 1930 Herbert Chapman was very keen on signing Rudolf Hiden for Arsenal. 
We have seen how Glasgow Rangers had imported Karl Pekarna (sadly the Scottish public did not witness the full extent of his undoubted talents) and Tottenham Hotspur had flirted with the recruitment of the French goalkeeper Pierre Chayriguès from Red Star in 1913.
Hiden was probably the best goalkeeper in the World. In May 1930 the 21 year old had impressed in a 0-0 draw with England in Vienna.  Chapman, ever the progressive, had strong connections with Hugo Meisl and the sophisticated world of Danubian coffee house football culture. 
The transfer of Hiden to Arsenal from Wiener Athletiksportclub was opposed by both the players' union and the Football League. They lobbied the Ministry of Labour to prevent the deal, based on the argument that for Arsenal to employ Hiden would be a simple case of taking a job from an Englishman and giving it to a foreigner. 
The combined forces of the Football Association, The Football League, the player's union and the Ministry of Labour ensured that the Hiden transfer was never completed. Hiden moved to Racing (Paris) in 1933. His first name became Rodolphe and he earned 1 cap for France in 1940.
On 1 June 1931 the  FA Council approved the following:
A professional player who is not a British-born subject is not eligible to take part in any competition under the jurisdiction of this Association unless he possesses a two-year residential qualification within the jurisdiction of the Association.
This move reflected the attutude expressed by senior FA councillor and Football League Management Committee member  Charles Sutcliffe in August 1930 ; The idea of bringing foreigners to play in league football is repulsive to the clubs, offensive to British players and a terrible confession of weakness in the management of a club. It will be a bad day for club managers when they have to cultivate team spirit in a team of players where some would not understand a word said to them.



In the 1930-31 season Arsenal did feature a foreign goalkeeper-Gerrit Keizer of the Netherlands. 
Keizer had joined Ajax as a 16 year old. He moved to England to study the language in 1930, playing as an amateur for Margate Town (he was registered with Milwall but never turned out  for the Lions). Keizer's status as an amateur seems to have diffused any protests regarding his playing in England.  Chapman signed Keizer for Arsenal, but the extent of his first team career was 12 matches from August to October 1930. The following season he appeared 17 times for Charlton Athletic in Division 2 . Before moving back to Ajax (he was first choice goalkeeper for 15 years, making over 300 appearances) he was briefly on the books at Queen's Park Rangers. 


Keizer

European International Football 1914-1919

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Turin, 31.01.15- Italy 3- Switzerland 1.

European International Football 1914-1919


The Central Powers

Austria played 22 matches during the hostilities-19 editions of their long running series with Hungary and 3 against neutral Switzerland
Germany played no internationals between April 1914 and June 1920.

Hungary played 19 matches v Austria.


The Entente Powers

Belgium (site of the Western Front hostilities) played no matches between April 1914 and March 1919.

Finland (then a part of the Russian Empire) played no matches from May 1914 to May 1919.

France played no matches between May 1914 and March 1919.

Italy played Switzerland in 1915 before entering the war.

Russia played its last international in July 1914 and ceased to exist following the October Revolution in 1917.


The United Kingdom.

The 4 United Kingdom teams- England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, all suspended internationals during the period of the war. In Scotland domestic football continued.


England and Scotland played each other twice for charitable causes...
13 May 1916 - England 4 Scotland 3

8 June 1918 - Scotland 2 England 0


Stockholm, 20.8.16- Sweden 2- U.S.A 3.

Neutrals

Denmark played 15 games v Norway and Sweden.

Luxembourg (under German occupation) played no matches between February 1914 and August 1920.

Netherlands played no matches between May 1914 and June 1919.

Norway featured in 17 matches including 1 vs USA and 16 against Sweden and Denmark.

Sweden played 18 matches during the hostilities-1 vs USA and 17 against Norway and Denmark.

Switzerland played 5 matches, 1 against Italy (before Italy entered the war), 3 v Austria and 1 v Hungary.








Henry Renny-Tailyour

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Born in India, raised in Montrose, educated at Cheltenham College and Royal Woolwich Military Academy. Henry Waugh Renny-Tailyour was a great all round sportsman.
In May 1870 in the games between the 2 Royal Military Academies, Woolwich and  Sandhurst , he won the 1/2 mile  race ( in 2 mins 10), and finished  2nd in the mile.  The following month Renny-Tailyour scored a century in the cricket match between the Royal Military Academy  and the Royal Engineers. In July 1870 he graduated from the Academy and became a Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers.
In 1871 Renny-Tailyour represented Scotland in the  4th match in the unofficial 'England v Scotland' series, played at The Oval on 18th November. Renny -Tailyour scored  in a 2-1 defeat. 
Further evidence of the Lieutenant's versatility came when on 5th February 1872 at The Oval when he played (as a forward) in the second ever  international under Rugby Football rules. A dead leg received in this match kept Renny-Tailyour out of action for the next couple of weeks, meaning he was unable to play in the 5th 'Alcock International'.
On 16th March that year however he was back at The Oval, playing in the first FA Cup Final, in which the Royal Engineers went down 1-0 to The Wanderers. 
In 1873 Renny-Tailyour became the only man to represent Scotland at both Rugby and Association when he was one of 4 English based players called into service for the 2nd international. The Oval was again the venue, and in the 10th minute, with England 2-0 ahead, Renny-Tailyour scored Scotland's first ever goal in international football. (England won 4-2).

Renny-Tailyour features prominently in match reports of the Royal Engineers' club matches during the early 1870s, a period during which they were a major force in terms of both results and the evolution of style. In 1871-72 they lost just 1 out of 20 games (the FA Cup Final) scoring 73 to 2. In the 4 seasons 1871-72 to 1874-75 the stats were:


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86
74
9
3
244
21

Another of those very rare defeats came in the 1874 FA Cup Final, a 2-0 loss against Oxford University.
  Renny-Tailyour won the FA Cup with Royal Engineers at the third attempt in 1875. In a replayed final The Sappers beat Old Etonians 3-0, (after a 1-1 draw), with Renny-Tailyour scoring in both matches.


This seems to have marked the end of Renny-Tailyour's football career. He married in the summer of 1875 (his wife was the sister of  Royal Engineers teammate and England internationalist Cecil Wingfield-Stratford).

During the 1875-76 season he was being written about in the  past tense in football reports ruing the decline in the Royal Engineers team (and partly attributing this decline to the 'loss' of Renny-Tailyour).
In March 1876 he was appointed Aide De Camp to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
One aspect of Renny-Tailyour's sporting life persisted into the 1880s. His first class cricket career extended from 1873 to 1883. He represented MCC and Kent as well as playing in the Gentlemen v Players matches. In 1880 he scored 266 for Royal Engineers against The Civil Service, an uncommonly high score at the time.  


Wilhelmina...

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In 1908 a football club was formed in a street corner cafe ( De Vereeniging) in Rotterdam. It has been claimed that the inspiration was the receipt, as a birthday gift, of a genuine leather football by one Cees Van Baaren.



The lads who formed the club gave it the name Wilhelmina , the name of the local church near which they held their kickabout games. According to some sources the founders were van Baaren (age 17), G.A Muller, Gerard van Leerdam , J. Bladel, and  L. den Hertog . Other sources include Nico  Struijs and give the name Henk Mulder in place of Muller.  Van Baaren,  Muller, van Leerdam and Struijs featured in the club's first ever fixture, a  2-1 win over Be Quick Bospolder. 



 In 1909 the name was changed to HFC (Hillesluise Footbal Club) and joined the Rotterdam Football Association. However, the Association wouldn't accept the name  HFC as Haarlem FC  (now Royal HFC Haarlem) were already members. 


Van Baaren in the plain jersey, hand on GA Muller's shoulder. The hoops were black and yellow. 

The club now chose the name Celeritas (Latin for swift or speedy) and replaced their red white and blue kit with black and yellow hoops.


In 1912 Celeritas were promoted into the third tier of the Dutch Football Association. This necessitated another name change (there was a Celeritas den Haag) In July 1912 members voted on 3 possible names: Mars, Het Zuiden or Feijenoord.  Feijenoord (later Feyenoord) was chosen, and the new colours of red and white were adopted to mark the change. 
The following month, under the new name, the club won it;s first ever trophy, the Concordiaan-Beker.




Mr. John Madden

International Football in the 1870s

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13 Internationals were played in the 1870s, with England, Scotland and Wales taking part. There was no international competition as such, all the matches being designated friendlies.

The matches:

30.11.72

Scotland

0

0

England

Hamilton Crescent, Partick

08.03.73

England

4

2

Scotland

Kennington Oval

07.03.74

Scotland

2

1

England

Hamilton Crescent , Partick

06.03.75

England

2

2

Scotland

Kennington Oval

04.03.76

Scotland

3

0

England

Hamilton Crescent , Partick
25.03.76 

Scotland

4

0

Wales

Hamilton Crescent , Partick
03.03.77

England

1

3

Scotland

Kennington Oval

05.03.77 

Wales

0

2

Scotland

The Racecourse, Wrexham

02.03.78

Scotland 

7

2

England

Hampden Park #1

23.03.78 

Scotland

9

0

Wales

Hampden Park #1

18.01.79

England
2

1

Wales

Kennington Oval
05.04.79 

England
5

4

Scotland

Kennington Oval
07.04.79 

Wales

0

3

Scotland

The Racecourse, Wrexham



P
W
D
L
F
A
%
Scotland
12
8
2
2
41
15
66
England
9
3
2
4
17
24
33
Wales
5
0
0
5
1
21
0


153 players were capped: 69 by England , 48 by Scotland and 37 by Wales  - if you notice the figures don't add up? That's because John Hawley Edwards was capped by both Wales and England.
At the end of the decade Billy MacKinnon (Queen's Park & Scotland) was the most capped international (9 appearances). He also shared the honour of being the top goalscorer in international football (5 goals) with his countrymen Harry McNeil and John Ferguson.
Here, then is a list of the men who played international football in the 1870s:

Scotland

1
Robert Gardner
Granville/Queens Park/ Clydesdale

2
Joseph Taylor
Queens Park

3
William Ker
Granville/Queens Park

4
James Thomson
Granville/Queens Park

5
James Smith
Queens Park/ South Norwood

6
Billy MacKinnon
Queens Park

7
Jerry Weir
Queens Park

8
Robert Leckie
Queens Park

9
David Wotherspoon
Queens Park

10
Robert Smith
Queens Park/ South Norwood

11
Alexander Rhind
Queens Park

12
Henry Renny-Tailyour
Royal Engineers

13
Lord Arthur Kinnaird
Wanderers

14
John Blackburn
Royal Engineers

15
William Gibb
Clydesdale

16
John Hunter
Third Lanarkshire RV

17
Charles Campbell
Queen’s Park

18
John Ferguson
Vale of Leven

19
Harry McNeil
Queen’s Park

20
Angus MacKinnon
Queen’s Park

21
Frederick Anderson
Clydesdale

22
Alexander McLintock
Vale of Leven

23
Alexander Kennedy
Glasgow Eastern

24
Thomas C.Highet
Queen’s Park

25
Peter Andrews
Glasgow Eastern

26
John McPherson
Clydesdale

27
Alexander McGeoch
Dumbreck

28
William Miller
Third Lanark RV

29
John Baird
Vale of Leven

30
Robert Neill
Queen’s Park

31
Jimmy Lang
Clydesdale / Third Lanark RV

32
Moses McNiel
Glasgow Rangers

33
Thomas Vallance
Glasgow Rangers

34
James Phillips
Queen’s Park

35
James Richmond
Queen’s Park

36
John McGregor
Vale of Leven

37
John McDougall
Vale of Leven

38
John Smith
Mauchline

39
Andrew McIntyre
Vale of Leven

40
Robert Parlane
Vale of Leven

41
James Duncan
Alexandra Athletic

42
David Davidson
Queen’s Park

43
James Watson
Glasgow Rangers

44
Peter Campbell
Glasgow Rangers

45
William Somers
Queen’s Park

46
John McPherson
Vale of Leven

47
William Beveridge
Glasgow University

48
Robert Paton
Vale of Leven



England

1
Robert Barker  

Herts Rangers

2
Ernest Harwood Greenhalgh  
Notts County

3
Reginald Courtenay Welch
Harrow Chequers/ Wanderers

4
Frederick Chappell 

Oxford University

5
William Maynard
1st Surrey Rifles

6
John Brockbank  

Cambridge University

7
Charlie Clegg
The Wednesday

8
Arnold Kirke Smith
Oxford University

9
Cuthbert Ottaway
Oxford University

10
Charles Chenery  

Crystal Palace

11
  Charles Morice  

Barnes

12
Alexander Morten

Crystal Palace

13
  Leonard Howell  

Wanderers

14
Alfred Goodwyn
Royal Engineers

15
Robert Vidal  

Oxford University

16
Pelham George von Donop
Royal Engineers

17
William Clegg  

The Wednesday

18
Alexander Bonsor
Wanderers

19
William Kenyon-Slaney  
Wanderers

20
Hubert Heron  
Wanderers

21
Robert Ogilvie 
Clapham Rovers

22
Alfred Stratford
Wanderers

23
Francis Birley 
Oxford University/ Wanderers

24
Charles Wollaston 
Wanderers

25
John Hawley Edwards
Shropshire Wanderers

26
Robert Kingsford 
Wanderers

27
John Owen 
Sheffield FC

28
William Carr 

Owlerton

29
Edward Haygarth
Swifts

30
Herbert Rawson
Royal Engineers

31
Charles Alcock
Wanderers

32
William Rawson
Oxford University

33
Richard Geaves 
Clapham Rovers

34
Arthur Savage 
Crystal Palace

35
Fred Green 
Wanderers

36
Edgar Field 
Clapham Rovers

37
Ernest Bambridge 
Swifts

38
Beaumont Jarrett 
Cambridge University

39
Arthur Cursham 
Notts County

40
Frank Heron 
Wanderers

41
Charles Eastlake Smith 
Crystal Palace

42
Walter Buchanan 
Clapham Rovers

43
Monty Betts  
Old Harrovians

44
William Lindsay  
Wanderers

45
Lindsay Bury  
Cambridge University/Old Etonians

46
Alfred Lyttelton  
Cambridge University

47
Cecil Wingfield-Stratford  
Royal Engineers

48
John Bain  
Oxford University

49
Billy Mosforth  
The Wednesday/ Sheffield Albion

50
Conrad Warner  
Upton Park

51
Edward Lyttelton  
Cambridge University

52
Jack Hunter  
Sheffield Heeley

53
Norman Bailey
Clapham Rovers

54
Percy Fairclough  
Old Foresters

55
Henry Wace  
Wanderers

56
John Wylie  

Wanderers

57
Rupert Anderson  

Old Etonians

58
Claude William Wilson  

Oxford University

59
Edward Parry  

Old Carthusians

60
Thomas Heathcote Sorby  

Thursday Wanderers

61
Herbert Whitfield  

Old Etonians

62
Reg Birkett  

Clapham Rovers

63
Harold Morse  

Notts County

64
Edward Christian  

Old Etonians

65
James Prinsep

Clapham Rovers

66
Arnold Hills  

Old Harrovians

67
Arthur Goodyer 

Nottingham Forest

68
Francis Sparks

Herts  Rangers

69
Charlie Bambridge

Swifts






Wales

1
David Thompson
 Druids/Shropshire Wanderers

2
William Addams Williams Evans
Oxford University

3
Llewelyn Kenrick
Druids/Shropshire Wanderers Oswestry

4
Edwin A Cross
Wrexham

5
William Williams
Druids

6
Dr Daniel Grey
Druids

7
William H Davies
Oswestry

8
George F Thomson
Druids

9
John Hawley Edwards
Shrewsbury

10
Jack Jones
Druids

11
Alfred Davies
Wrexham

12
Thomas B Burnett
  Ruabon

13
John R Morgan
Cambridge University /Swansea

14
John Price
Wrexham

15
Alexander F Jones
Oxford University

16
John Hughes
Cambridge University /Aberystwyth Town

17
Edward Phennah
Wrexham

18
George G Higham
Oswestry

19
Jack Powell
Druids

20
Harry Edwards
Wrexham

21
George Savin
Oswestry

22
James Davies
Wrexham

23
Thomas J Britten
Parkgrove Glasgow

24
Charles Edwards
Wrexham

25
George Glascodine
Wrexham

26
Thomas Owen
Oswestry

27
W William Shone
Oswestry

28
Denis Heywood
Oswestry

29
William Digby Owen
Oswestry

30
William Roberts
Llangollen

31
John Davies
Wrexham

32
Knyvett Crosse
Druids

33
William Williams
Oswestry

34
James W Lloyd
Wrexham

35
George Woosnam
Newtown White Stars

36
John Roberts
Corwen

37
Jack Vaughan
Oswestry




River Plate Football Club

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1910 

 It was an early example of the democratization of football in South America. 
In 1897, when football was still almost exclusively a bourgeoisie concern, a group of dock workers in Montevideo formed a football club. They called it Cagancha FC.
They applied to join the Uruguayan Football Association but there was an evident distaste for 'native' clubs. So Cagancha changed their name to FC London. The eventual name change to River Plate is said to have been inspired by the name on containers aboard  English ships that docked in Montevideo. 
The club colours were originally black but after the 1904 Civil War they changed to red and white vertical stripes. 
River Plate joined the Primera División of Liga Uruguaya in 1907 and won the championship  in 1908, 1910, 1913 and 1914. They also won the Copa de Honor Cousenier in 1912, beating Racing Club de Avellaneda.
 In 1910  River Plate played the Argentine club  Alumni, 6 times Copa Tie winners and the strongest team in South America. I am unable to identify what the match was played for, was it part of a tournament or simply a friendly?  There was a clash of colours and  River plate wore a change strip of celestial blue.  T he match took place at Parque Central Montevideo on 10.04.10. Alumni took a 1-0 lead but River came back to win 2-1. 
In recognition of this feat the Asociación Uruguaya de Fútbol adopted the celestial blue jerseys as the colour of the national team from 1910 onwards. 
In 1920 River Plate were relegated. They participated in the dissident Federación Uruguaya de Football championship in 1923, finishing 26th out of 32. In 1925 the club ceased to exist.
In 1932 a new club emerged from the merger of Club Atlético Capurro and Olimpia, taking the name Club Atlético River Plate.



The Good Old Days...

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Yorkshire Evening Post - 07.05.28



Johnny Campbell

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In eleven years Johnny Campbell had a hand in winning 10 major trophies:


Celtic



1892

Scottish Cup Winners

1893
Scottish Champions


1894
Scottish Champions




Aston Villa



1896
Football League Champions


1897
Football League Champions
FA Cup Winners

Double Winners

Celtic



1898
Scottish Champions


1899

Scottish Cup Winners

1900

Scottish Cup Winners



Third Lanark



1903
Scottish Champions





Campbell was part of Celtic's first Scottish Cup winning team (in 1892 -scoring twice in a 5-1 win over Queen's Park).
In his first season at Villa he scored 26 goals in 27 games. 
Once , during a disturbance, he knocked out the teeth of an Abercorn supporter.  
As well as scoring the first goal at Villa Park, he also scored the first goal at St James Park.
Between 1893 and 1903 he represented Scotland on 12 occasions.

Punditry

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The anonymous journo makes light of the fact that Uruguay were double Olympic Champions and that Argentina had put 11 past the USA when they had last met.
USA went on to meet Argentina in the semi-finals and were beaten 6-1.


Old Carthusians 1903

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The Dunn Cup was introduced in 1903 for clubs for former Public Schoolboys, and  Old Carthusians enjoyed a good run of success (they were winners  in 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1908 and 1910).

This line up features 3 'full ' internationalists (G.O Smith, Maurice Stanborough and Charles Wreford-Brown), as well as a couple of amateur internationals (Rowlandson, Timmis).
Captain William Simpson was a leading referee (he had taken charge of the 1896 FA Cup Final).  
Haig-Brown, O.E Wreford-Brown and Rowlandson were killed in the 1914-18 War.



Anton Karpacz

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I've reblogged this photograph for the simple reason that i think it is one of the most bizarre images that I have ever seen. Anton Karpacz  aka Haxen-Toni '- a footballer with the Munich Club Terra Pila  who later abandoned the game to devote himself to  alpinism and the foundation of the German Alpine Club.
 Toni stands transfixed on the fur rug, mesmerized as  the ball floats through the neo classical decor of the studio.


Юзовка

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The Ukrainian city of Donetsk was originally known as Hughesovka in honour of John Hughes, the Welsh industrialist who founded the settlement in the 1860s. 
The city is home to Shakhtar Donetsk , founded in 1936 as Stakhanovets. 
In the photograph below we see a pre revolutionary Hughesovka team. The year was 1916. Some lovely hats on display in the background. 




Bohemian F.C

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1890

1907

Richfield Sports Club  was founded in October 1889. The following September club members got together to form a football team. The founder members (lads of 17 and 18) were drawn from the Hibernian Military School and the Bells Academy (a civil service college).   They chose the name Bohemian F.C for its romantic and free spirited connotations.  The club was founded at the Gate Lodge of Phoenix Park (the North Circular Road entrance) and played their matches in the Phoenix Park Polo grounds.  
The current club colours of red and black were adopted in 1893. 
From 1902-1920 they were members of the  Irish Football League and contested the Irish Cup (which they won in 1908) when these were 'All-Ireland' competitions.  
With Independence and the foundation of the Irish Free State Bohemians became founding members of the League of Ireland  and competed in the Football Association of Ireland Senior Challenge Cup.



Woking 1908

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This ball was used in a first round FA Cup tie between Bolton Wanderers and Woking .
The Cards were formed in 1889 and joined the West Surrey League in 1895. In the early part of the 20th century the club was beset by financial difficulties. In 1907-08 Woking progressed to the first round of the FA Cup having overcome Maidstone United and Oxford City in the qualifying rounds.
In the first round proper Woking were drawn away to Bolton Wanderers. Bolton were 13th in the First Division at the time (they finished 19th and were relegated). Woking were no match for their hosts.

Bolton Wanderers
Woking
John Edmondson
GK
J.C Adams
Bert Baverstock
RB
R. Stevenson
Jack Slater
LB
A.H Bell
Sam Greenhalgh
RH
A.V Pearce
Bob Clifford
CH
J .Monk
John Boyd
LH
F.S Lintott
David Stokes
OR
F. Butt
William 'Kilty' Cameron
IR
J. Kyle
Jackie Owen
CF
C.S Salisbury
Wattie White
IL
R.A Pask
Marshall McEwan
OL
G. Hutton


The 5-0 defeat proved to be a lifeline for Woking, whose pluck  impressed Bolton. The following season Bolton visited the Surrey club to play a benefit match that secured their solvency.
The match was played on Monday, 26th  April 1909, attracting a crowd of 2000.
Bolton were 1-0 after 1 minute and 3 up at half time. They eased off in the second half  (Woods, Hughes (2) and Marsh were the Bolton scorers). Jack Kyle scored a consolation goal for Woking in the 90th minute.






Our Leading Football Players,1888

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The term Football was used in the Victorian press to refer to both Association and Rugby, sometimes creating the impression that the differences in the codes were negligible and that the games retained a common flavour.  In fact the South Wales and Yorkshire  press, though reporting almost exclusively on the handling code, hardly ever used the word Rugby in their columns. So , when the Boy's Own Annual featured a picture spread of Leading Football Players both codes were represented. I've italicized the Rugby players.  

 1  P.M Walters  (Old Carthusians, Oxford University & England)

 2  D Drummond - the only Drummond I could identify as playing top class Association or Rugby in 1888 was George "Geordie" Drummond of Preston North End.
 3  Sam Thompson (Preston North End & Scotland)

 4  J.R Dewhurst (St.Thomas's Hospital & England)
 5  Rawson Robertshaw (Bradford & England) 
 6  G.L Jeffery (Blackheath & England) 

 7  W.N 'Nuts' Cobbold  (Old Carthusians,  Cambridge University & England)

 8  T.W Blenkiron (Old Carthusians, Cambridge University) 

 9  H Springmann (Liverpool & England) 
10  E Wilkinson Bradford 
11  A. E Stoddart (Blackheath, England & The British Isles)

12    A.M Walters  (Old Carthusians, Cambridge University & England)

13  L Owen- I have been unable to identify this player. I can find no L Owen  playing for any of the major  Rugby teams listed in 1888 or thereabouts.  Association players of the era included G. Owen of Bolton Wanderers. and the brothers Billy and George Owen of Chirk and Wales. 

14  Fred Dewhurst  (Preston North End & England)

15  John Forbes  (Vale Of Leven, Blackburn Rovers & Scotland)

16  George Haworth (Accrington & England)

17  Patrick Hamilton Don-Wauchope (Fettes Lorettonian & Scotland) 

18  John Goodall (Preston North End & England)

19  W.F Holms (Edinburgh Wanderers & Scotland) 
20  H.B Tristram (Richmond & England)