1880–81 FA Cup

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FA Cup 1880–81
Country England
Teams 62
Champions Old Carthusians
Runners-up Old Etonians

The Football Association Challenge Cup 1880–81 was the tenth staging of the FA Cup, England's oldest football tournament. Sixty-two teams entered, eight more than the previous season, although four of the sixty-two never actually played a match.

First round[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Darwen 8–0 Brigg 13 November 1880
Reading 5–1 Hotspur 13 November 1880
Sheffield 5–4 Blackburn Olympic 30 October 1880
Royal Engineers 0–0 Remnants 13 November 1880
Marlow 6–0 Clarence 30 October 1880
Maidenhead 1–1 Old Harrovians 13 November 1880
Clapham Rovers 15–0 Finchley 13 November 1880
Upton Park 8–1 Mosquitos 13 November 1880
Pilgrims Walkover Old Philberdians
Swifts 1–1 Old Foresters 6 November 1880
Herts Rangers 6–0 Barnes 6 November 1880
Rochester 1–2 Dreadnought 13 November 1880
Notts County 4–4 Derbyshire 4 November 1880
Nottingham Forest Walkover Caius College
Romford 1–1 Reading Minster 13 November 1880
Grey Friars 0–0 Windsor Home Park 13 November 1880
Brentwood 0–10 Old Etonians 6 November 1880
West End 1–0 Hanover United 6 November 1880
Blackburn Rovers 6–2 Sheffield Providence 30 October 1880
St Peter's Institute 1–8 Hendon 6 November 1880
Aston Villa 5–3 Wednesbury Strollers 30 October 1880
Stafford Road 7–0 Spilsby 6 November 1880
Turton 5–0 Brigg Brittania 16 October 1880
Old Carthusians 7–0 Saffron Walden Town 23 October 1880
Acton 1–1 Kildare 13 November 1880
Calthorpe 1–2 Grantham 11 November 1880
Sheffield Wednesday Walkover Queen's Park
Astley Bridge 4–0 Eagley 30 October 1880
Weybridge Swallows 3–1 Henley 13 November 1880
Reading Abbey 1–0 St Albans 13 November 1880
Rangers Walkover Wanderers

First Round Replays[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Remnants 0–1 Royal Engineers 20 November 1880
Old Harrovians 0–1 Maidenhead 20 November 1880
Old Foresters 1–2 Swifts 20 November 1880
Derbyshire 2–4 Notts County 27 November 1880
Romford Walkover Reading Minster
Windsor Home Park 1–3 Grey Friars 20 November 1880
Kildare 0–5 Acton 20 November 1880

Second round[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Grantham 1–1 Stafford Road 11 December 1880
Reading 0–1 Swifts 18 December 1880
Sheffield 1–5 Darwen 18 December 1880
Royal Engineers 1–0 Pilgrims 9 December 1880
Marlow 4–0 West End 11 December 1880
Clapham Rovers Bye
Old Etonians 2–0 Hendon 4 December 1880
Herts Rangers Bye
Notts County Bye
Nottingham Forest 1–2 Aston Villa 4 December 1880
Romford Bye
Grey Friars 1–0 Maidenhead 11 December 1880
Blackburn Rovers 0–4 Sheffield Wednesday 18 December 1880
Old Carthusians 5–1 Dreadnought 11 December 1880
Astley Bridge 0–3 Turton 18 December 1880
Weybridge Swallows 0–3 Upton Park 18 December 1880
Reading Abbey 2–1 Acton 11 December 1880
Rangers Bye

Second Round Replay[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Stafford Road 7–1 Grantham 16 December 1880

Third round[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Darwen Bye
Royal Engineers 6–0 Rangers 9 February 1881
Marlow Bye
Clapham Rovers 2–1 Swifts 8 January 1881
Upton Park Bye
Herts Rangers 0–3 Old Etonians 5 February 1881
Notts County 1–3 Aston Villa 12 February 1881
Romford 2–0 Reading Abbey 12 February 1881
Grey Friars Bye
Stafford Road Bye
Turton 0–2 Sheffield Wednesday 8 January 1881

Fourth round[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Darwen 5–2 Sheffield Wednesday 5 February 1881
Clapham Rovers 5–4 Upton Park 12 February 1881
Old Etonians 4–0 Grey Friars 19 February 1881
Romford 2–1 Marlow 19 February 1881
Aston Villa 2–3 Stafford Road 19 February 1881
Old Carthusians 2–0 Royal Engineers 19 February 1881

Fifth round[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Darwen 15–0 Romford 5 March 1881
Stafford Road 1–2 Old Etonians 19 March 1881
Old Carthusians 3–1 Clapham Rovers 19 March 1881

Semi finals[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Old Etonians Bye
Old Carthusians 4–1 Darwen 26 March 1881

Final[edit]

Main article: 1881 FA Cup Final
Home Club Score Away Club Date
Old Carthusians 3–0 Old Etonians 9 April 1881

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