1883–84 in English football

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Football in England
Season 1883–84
Men's football
FA Cup Blackburn Rovers
1882–83 England 1884–85

The 1883–84 season was the 13th season of competitive football in England.


1883–1884 saw the world's first international tournament begin. The British Home Championship pitted the UK's four national teams (England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland) against each other in a league competition in which each played the other three once. Scotland won the first contest with England finishing second.

National team[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score* Comp England scorers Other scorers
23 February 1884 Ballynafeigh Park, Belfast (A)  Ireland 8–1[1] BHC Henry Cursham (Notts County) (3), Edward Johnson (Stoke) (2), Charles Bambridge (Swifts) (2) & Arthur Bambridge (Swifts) William BR McWha
15 March 1884 Cathkin Park, Glasgow (A)  Scotland 0-1[2][3] BHC Dr John Smith
17 March 1884 Racecourse Ground, Wrexham (A)  Wales 4–0[4] BHC William Bromley-Davenport (Oxford University) (7 & 85 mins),
Norman Bailey (Clapham Rovers) (75 mins) & Billy Gunn (Notts County) (90 mins)

* England score given first



Competition Winner
FA Cup Blackburn Rovers (1)
Home Championship  Scotland

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ireland v England, 23 February 1884. 11v11.com. Retrieved 4 July 2013. Archived 2013-07-11.
  2. ^ Scotland v England, 15 March 1884. 11v11.com. Retrieved 4 July 2013
  3. ^ Report on Scotland v England match. London Hearts Supporters Club. Retrieved 4 July 2013
  4. ^ Wales v England, 17 March 1884. 11v11.com. Retrieved 4 July 2013

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