1887–88 in English football

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Football in England
Men's football
FA CupWest Bromwich Albion
1886–87 England 1888–89

The 1887–1888 season was the 17th season of competitive football in England.

National team[edit]

England won the 1888 British Home Championship, their first victory in the tournament, with comfortable victories over all three other home nations, in each of which England scored five goals.

Albert Allen, of Aston Villa, scored three goals against Ireland in his only appearance for England.

Date Venue Opponents Score* Comp England scorers
4 February 1888 Nantwich Road, Crewe (H)  Wales 5–1[1] BHC Fred Dewhurst (Preston North End) (15 & 65 mins), George Woodhall (West Bromwich Albion) (70 mins), Tinsley Lindley (Cambridge University) (75 mins) & John Goodall (Preston North End) 88 mins)
17 March 1888 (Second) Hampden Park, Glasgow (A)  Scotland 5–0[2] BHC Tinsley Lindley (Cambridge University) (32 mins), Dennis Hodgetts (Aston Villa) (34 mins), Fred Dewhurst (Preston North End) (40 & 49 mins) & John Goodall (Preston North End) (43 mins)
31 March 1888 Ballynafeigh Park, Belfast (A)  Ireland 5–1[3] BHC Fred Dewhurst (Preston North End) (10 mins), Albert Allen (Aston Villa)(14, 39 & 60 mins) & Tinsley Lindley (Cambridge University)

* England score given first



Competition Winner
FA Cup West Bromwich Albion (1)

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


  1. ^ "Details of Wales game". Archived from the original on 27 January 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
  2. ^ Details of Scotland game
  3. ^ Details of Ireland game