1874 in association football
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The following are the association football events of the year 1874 throughout the world.
- February 10 - The Football Association authorized referees to send off players. Before, the squad captains decided sending off.
- March 7 - At Hamilton Crescent in Glasgow, Scotland won 2-1 against England, (attendance: 7,000).
- March 14 - Third FA Cup is won 2-0 by Oxford University 2-0 agsinst Royal Engineers in a final played at the Kennington Oval in London (attendance: 2,000).
- March 21 - First Scottish Cup is won 2-0 by Queen's Park against Clydesdale (attendance at Hampden Park: 3,000).
- The Football Association makes a rule change so that teams change ends at half time.
- The first shin pads are introduced.
Clubs founded in 1874
- April 20: Steve Bloomer, English footballer
- April 25: Tom Booth, English footballer
- November 2: Thomas Baddeley, English footballer
- November 2: Herbert Banks, English footballer
- 31 December: Walter Bennett, English footballer
- Formed in March.
- Formed as Christ Church.