1878 in sports

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1878 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

American football[edit]

College championship

Events

Association football[edit]

England

  • FA Cup finalThe Wanderers 1–0 Royal Engineers at The Oval. The Wanderers become the first team to complete a hat trick of FA Cup wins and it is their fifth (and final) win in total.
  • Accrington FC, known as "Th' Owd Reds", is founded in 1878 by the town cricket club and plays at Thorneyholme Road, which remains the home of Accrington Cricket Club to the present. Accrington FC, which folds in 1896, is not the same club as Accrington Stanley, which begins in 1891 as Stanley Villa (i.e., founded by residents of Stanley Street in Accrington). In 1893, Stanley Villa decides to adopt the town's name and becomes Accrington Stanley.
  • Everton F.C. founded as St Domingo's, a chapel team with a pitch on Stanley Park in Liverpool. The present name is adopted the following year at a pub meeting.
  • Ipswich Town founded and known as Ipswich A.F.C. until 1888 when it merges with Ipswich Rugby Club to form Ipswich Town Football Club
  • Manchester United founded as Newton Heath Cricket & Football Club by employees of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway.
  • Stoke Ramblers merges with Stoke Victoria Cricket Club, and becomes Stoke Football Club (in 1928, it is renamed Stoke City).
  • West Bromwich Albion founded as West Bromwich Strollers by workers at Salter's Spring Works in West Bromwich. They become Albion in 1879.

Scotland

Baseball[edit]

National championship

Events

Boxing[edit]

Events

Cricket[edit]

Events

England

Australia

Golf[edit]

Major tournaments

Horse racing[edit]

England

Australia

Canada

Ireland

USA

Ice hockey[edit]

Events

Rowing[edit]

The Boat Race

Other events

Rugby football[edit]

Events

Skiing[edit]

Tennis[edit]

England

References[edit]

  1. ^ LA84Foundation.org Outing Volume IV Issue 6 September 1884
  2. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – Joe Goss. Retrieved on 12 November 2009.
  3. ^ A semi-official seasonal title proclaimed by media consensus prior to December 1889 when the official County Championship is constituted.
  4. ^ "Henri Duhamel". bivouak.net. 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Chamrousse Ski History". PisteHors.com. 2009. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  6. ^ Bolitho, Andrea (January 2010). "Top Secret Slopes". France Today. Retrieved 20 January 2013.