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1886 in association football

List of years in association football

The following are the association football events of the year 1886 throughout the world.

Events

  • December 11 - Dial Square FC (later Arsenal) beat Eastern Wanderers 6-0, their first match.
  • December 25 - After a meeting in the Royal Oak pub, Woolwich, Dial Square rename themselves Royal Arsenal

Clubs founded in 1886

EnglandEngland

ScotlandScotland

Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland

SwitzerlandSwitzerland

Hong KongHong Kong

National club championships

Nation Tournament Winner Runner-up
England England 1885–86 FA Cup Blackburn Rovers West Bromwich Albion
Ireland Ireland 1885–86 Irish Cup Distillery Limavady
Scotland Scotland 1885–86 Scottish Cup Queen's Park Renton
Wales Wales 1884–85 Welsh Cup Druids Newtown

International tournaments

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Scotland (C) 3 2 1 0 12 4 +8 5 Joint champions
2  England (C) 3 2 1 0 10 3 +7 5
3  Wales 3 1 0 2 7 7 0 2
4  Ireland 3 0 0 3 3 18 −15 0
Source: [1]
Rules for classification: 1) Points
(C) Champion.


  1. ^ "British Home Championship 1884–1899". The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 8 April 2019.