1877–78 in English football

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The 1877–78 season was the seventh season of competitive football in England.


Wanderers became the first club to win the FA Cup three times in a row after beating Royal Engineers 3–1 in this season's final. It was the fifth time they had won the competition overall. They never won it again.

International match[edit]

A disastrous day for England saw them trounced by Scotland seven goals to two.[1]

National team[edit]

Date Venue Score England scorers Scotland scorers
2 March 1878 Hampden Park, Glasgow 2–7 John Wylie (Wanderers) (65 mins) & Arthur Cursham (Notts County) (75 mins) John McDougall(3), John McGregor, William Muir MacKinnon, Henry McNeil (2)[2]


Competition Winner
FA Cup Wanderers (5*)

Notes = Number in parentheses is the times that club has won that honour. * indicates new record for competition


  1. ^ Report on Scotland v England match. London Hearts Supporters Club. Retrieved 19 June 2013
  2. ^ Scotland v England, 2 March 1878. 11v11.com. Retrieved 28 June 2013}. Archived 2013-06-30.

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