Alexander Bonsor

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Alexander George Bonsor (7 October 1851 – 17 August 1907) was one of the earliest known footballers.[1]


Bonsor played in the 1872 FA Cup Final - the first ever final in the FA Cup's history - and finished on the winning side. He played for the Wanderers that day, and with Wanderers he won the cup the following year as well.

Bonsor appeared in the 1875 final playing for Old Etonians, scoring a goal, as his side drew 1-1. They lost the replay, but Bonsor was back in the final the following year. He played for Old Etonians again, and scored again. Old Etonians drew that match 1-1 but, once again, lost the replay.

He played twice for England against Scotland. He also scored England's second ever international goal against the latter during England's 4-2 victory in March 1873



Old Etonians