1890 in association football
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The following are the association football events of the year 1890 throughout the world.
- The first Scottish Football League competition is inaugurated. The ten founder members are Abercorn, Cambuslang, Celtic, Cowlairs, Dumbarton, Hearts, Rangers, St Mirren, Third Lanark and Vale of Leven. An eleventh team Renton was also a founder member but was subsequently expelled for professionalism, the game being officially amateur at the time.
- Royal Arsenal move from the Manor Ground to the nearby Invicta Ground.
Clubs founded in 1890
- Chertsey Town F.C.
- Fleet Town F.C.
- Forest Green Rovers F.C.
- Grays Athletic F.C.
- Shildon A.F.C.
- Weymouth F.C.
Winners club national championship
- England: Preston North End
- 1890 British Home Championship (February 8 – April 5, 1890)
- April 11 – Felix von Heijden, Dutch international footballer (d. 1982)
- August 20 – Caesar ten Cate, Dutch international footballer (died 1972)
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