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1877 in association football

List of years in association football

The following are events in 1877 which are relevant to the development of association football. Included are events in closely related codes, such as the Sheffield Rules, amalgamated into the FA Rules in 1877.


Clubs founded



Domestic cups

Nation Tournament Winner Score Runner-up Venue Notes
England England 1876–77 FA Cup Wanderers 2–1 Oxford University Kennington Oval (after extra time; 1–1 at 90 minutes)
Scotland Scotland 1876–77 Scottish Cup Vale of Leven 3–2 Rangers Hampden Park (second replay, following two 1–1 draws)


  • 25 February – John Tait Robertson (d. 1935), Scotland international half-back in sixteen matches (1898–1905).
  • 27 April – Andy Aitken (d. 1955), Scotland international half-back in fourteen matches (1901–1911).
  • 13 May – Robert Hamilton (d. 1948), Scotland international forward in eleven matches (1899–1911), scoring fifteen goals.
  • 15 September – Peter McBride (d. 1951), Scotland international goalkeeper in six matches (1904–1909).
  • 2 October – John Campbell (d. 1919), Scotland international forward in four matches (1899–1901), scoring six goals.
  • 4 October – Jimmy Watson (d. unknown), Scotland international full-back in six matches (1903–1909).
  • 22 November – Herbert Smith (d. 1951), England international full-back in four matches (1905–1906).