1886 in association football

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


  • 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[edit]

Winners club national championship[edit]

International tournaments[edit]

Shared by  Scotland &  England