1895–96 in American soccer

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The following article lists notable events during the 1895–96 season in American soccer.

Changes from 1894–95[edit]

Most notably, the American League of Professional Football disbanded after playing one season. The ALPF was a winter soccer league organized by baseball owners of the National League of Professional Baseball Clubs. The goal of this league was to maintain brand relevance of their existing baseball clubs during the offseason, and to attract extra funds during the late fall and winter months.

Subsequently, the National Association Football League conducted its first season this year, having four teams play in the inaugural season. A fifth team, New Rochelle F.C., failed to start the season.

Honors and achievements[edit]

Competition Winner
NAFBL Centreville Bayonne (1)
1895 American Cup Newark Caledonian (1)
1896 American Cup Paterson True Blues (1)

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

League standings[edit]


The final table of the 1895 NAFBL season.[1]

Place Team Pld. W L T Points
1 Bayonne Centreville 12 9 1 2 20
2 Kearny Scots 11 6 4 1 13
3 Brooklyn Wanderers 12 5 6 1 11
4 Americus A. A. 10 2 7 1 5
5 New Rochelle Did not start the season

American Cup[edit]

1895 American Cup[edit]

1896 American Cup[edit]


  1. ^ Litterer, David (November 15, 1998). "National Association Foot Ball League". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. RSSSF.com. Retrieved December 28, 2012.