1885–86 in English football

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Football in England
Men's football
FA CupBlackburn Rovers
1884–85 England 1886–87

The 1885–1886 season was the 15th season of competitive football in England.

National team[edit]

England were joint winners of the 1886 British Home Championship with Scotland.

Date Venue Opponents Score* Comp England scorers
13 March 1886 Ballynafeigh Park, Belfast (A)  Ireland 6–1 BHC Benjamin Spilsbury (Cambridge University) (4), Tinsley Lindley (Cambridge University) & Fred Dewhurst (Preston North End)
27 March 1886 (Second) Hampden Park, Glasgow (A)  Scotland 1–1 BHC Tinsley Lindley (Cambridge University) (35 mins)
29 March 1886 Racecourse Ground, Wrexham (A)  Wales 3–1 BHC George Brann (Swifts), Fred Dewhurst (Preston North End) & Andrew Amos (Old Carthusians)

* England score given first


Note – see Talk page re query on goalscorers against Wales.


  • Millwall Rovers were formed, and play their first match on 3 October 1885. After a couple of name changes and moves, the club will eventually become known as Millwall.


Competition Winner
FA Cup Blackburn Rovers (3)

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

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