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1882 in association football

List of years in association football

The following are the association football events of the year 1882 throughout the world.


Ireland played their first international friendly on 18 February 1882 against England losing 0–13 in Belfast.

Clubs founded in 1882




National club championships

Nation Tournament Winner Runner-up
England England 1881–82 FA Cup Old Etonians Blackburn Rovers
Ireland Ireland 1881–82 Irish Cup Queen's Island Cliftonville
Scotland Scotland 1881–82 Scottish Cup Queen's Park Dumbarton
Wales Wales 1881–82 Welsh Cup Druids Northwich Victoria