Arthur J. Stanley
Arthur John Stanley (26 June 1853 – 16 July 1935) was an English sportsman and stockbroker. An association footballer, he was member of Clapham Rovers F.C., for whom he played as an outside-forward. He also played both singles and doubles tennis at Wimbledon.
He was later a member of the Clapham Rovers team that reached the FA Cup final twice, losing 1–0 to Old Etonians in 1879, going on to win the cup in 1880 with a 1–0 win over Oxford University at The Kennington Oval.
As a tennis player he entered Wimbledon Championships from 1881 through 1885, and as a doubles player from 1885 to 1891, making a final comeback in doubles after a 9-year absence in 1901. His doubles partners were Claude Farrer 1885-1887, Clement Cazalet in 1888, A. Walker 1889, Herbert Wilberforce in 1890, Wilfred Milne in 1891, and H. Wilson in 1901.
- 1885. R1 bt A. Dunn and C. Liddel 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. QF bt M.G. MacNamara and R.M. Wile 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 8-6. SF bt Charles Ross and William Taylor 6-3, 8-6, 6-2. F lst to Renshaw brothers 6-3, 6-3, 8-10.
- "Arthur Stanley (STNY872AJ)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- The Times, 18 July 1935
- Warsop, Keith (2004). The Early F.A. Cup Finals. SoccerData. p. 126. ISBN 1-899468-78-1.
- Cavallini, Rob (2005). The Wanderers F.C. – "Five times F.A. Cup winners". Dog N Duck Publications. pp. 112, 138–139. ISBN 0-9550496-0-1.
- Gibbons, Philip (2001). Association Football in Victorian England – A History of the Game from 1863 to 1900. Upfront Publishing. p. 55. ISBN 1-84426-035-6.
- Association Football in Victorian England. p. 58.
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