1877–78 in English football

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Football in England
Season 1877–78
Men's football
FA Cup Wanderers
1876–77 England 1878–79

The 1877–78 season was the seventh season of competitive football in England.


Wanderers became the first club to win the FA Cup three times in a row after beating Royal Engineers 3–1 in this season's final. It was the fifth time they had won the competition overall. They never won it again.

International match[edit]

A disastrous day for England saw them trounced by Scotland seven goals to two.[1]

National team[edit]

Date Venue Score England scorers Scotland scorers
2 March 1878 Hampden Park, Glasgow 2–7 John Wylie (Wanderers) (65 mins) & Arthur Cursham (Notts County) (75 mins) John McDougall(3), John McGregor, William Muir MacKinnon, Henry McNeil (2)[2]


Competition Winner
FA Cup Wanderers (5*)

Notes = Number in parentheses is the times that club has won that honour. * indicates new record for competition


  1. ^ Report on Scotland v England match. London Hearts Supporters Club. Retrieved 19 June 2013
  2. ^ Scotland v England, 2 March 1878. 11v11.com. Retrieved 28 June 2013}. Archived 2013-06-30.

External links[edit]

  • "Report on Scotland v England match on thefa.com". thefa.com. Archived from the original on 2007-10-29.