1886–87 in English football

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Football in England
Season 1886–87
Men's football
FA Cup Aston Villa
1885–86 England 1887–88

The 1886–1887 season was the 16th season of competitive football (soccer) in England.


  • Dial Square FC are founded by workers at the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, and play their first match on 11 December. After several name changes and moves, the club will eventually become known as Arsenal.

National team[edit]

England finished second in the 1887 British Home Championship, which was won by Scotland.

Date Venue Opponents Score* Comp scorers
6 February 1887 Bramall Lane, Sheffield (H)  Ireland 7–0 BHC Fred Dewhurst (Preston North End) (2 & 87 mins), William Cobbold (Cambridge University) (25 & 49 mins) & Tinsley Lindley (Cambridge University) (27, 43 & 52 mins)
26 February 1887 Kennington Oval, London (H)  Wales 4–0 BHC William Cobbold (Cambridge University) (14mins), Tinsley Lindley (Cambridge University) (55 & 80 mins) & Jack Powell (Own goal) (75 mins)
19 March 1887 Leamington Road, Blackburn (H)  Scotland 2–3 BHC Tinsley Lindley (Cambridge University) (32 mins) & Fred Dewhurst (Preston North End) (69 mins)

* England score given first



Competition Winner
FA Cup Aston Villa (1)

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

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