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1876 in association football

List of years in association football

The following are events in 1876 which are relevant to the development of association football. Included are events in closely related codes, such as the Sheffield Rules.


Clubs founded



Domestic cups

Nation Tournament Winner Score Runner-up Venue Notes
England England 1875–76 FA Cup Wanderers 3–0 Old Etonians Kennington Oval (replay, following a 1–1 draw)
Scotland Scotland 1875–76 Scottish Cup Queen's Park 2–0 3rd Lanark RV Hampden Park (replay, following a 1–1 draw)


  • 4 January – Harry Johnson (d. 1940), England international half-back in six matches (1900–1903).
  • 20 January – Billy Williams (d. 1929), England international full-back in six matches (1897–1899).
  • 13 April – Bob McColl (d. 1959), Scotland international forward in thirteen matches (1896–1908), scoring thirteen goals.
  • 7 November – Alex Smith (d. 1954), Scotland international forward in twenty matches (1898–1911), scoring six goals.


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