1871 in association football

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Events[edit]

  • February 25
England and Scotland played their third international match at the Kennington Oval which ended 1 - 1.
  • July 20
At a meeting in London, Charles William Alcock and The Football Association lay down the creation of the FA Cup for the following season, which remains the oldest existing football tournament in the world.
  • November 18
England beat Scotland 2 - 1 in their fourth international match.

Clubs Founded[edit]

Europe[edit]

 England
Horsham
Reading
Turton
Uxbridge

Births[edit]