1876–77 FA Cup

The 1876–77 Football Association Challenge Cup was the sixth staging of the FA Cup, England's oldest football tournament. Thirty-seven teams entered, five more than the previous season, although five of the thirty-seven never played a match.

1876–77 FA Cup
Country England
Defending championsWanderers
ChampionsWanderers (4th title)
Runners-upOxford University


First Round: 36 teams (Queen's Park getting a bye) would play.

Second Round: 18 teams (with Queen's Park still having a bye) would play

Third Round: The 10 remaining teams would play a game.

Fourth Round: 4 teams, with Wanderers getting a bye would play for a spot in the Semi-Finals

Semi-Finals: 2 of the 3 remaining teams would play for a chance to play Oxford University (after getting a bye) in the final

Final: Oxford University would face the Semi-Final for the chance to win their second FA Cup

First round

Home Club Score Away Club Attendance Date
Southall Walkover Old Wykehamists
Sheffield Walkover Trojans
Barnes Walkover Old Etonians
Royal Engineers 2–1 Old Harrovians 4 November 1876
Clapham Rovers 5–0 Reigate Priory 11 November 1876
Queen's Park Bye
Upton Park 7–0 Leyton 28 October 1876
Wanderers Walkover Saffron Walden Town
South Norwood 4–1 Saxons 4 November 1876
Oxford University Walkover Old Salopians
Shropshire Wanderers Walkover Druids
Pilgrims 4–1 Ramblers 14 October 1876
Swifts 2–0 Reading Hornets 4 November 1876
Cambridge University Walkover High Wycombe
Panthers 3–0 Wood Grange 8 November 1876
105th Regiment 3–0 1st Surrey Rifles 11 November 1876
Herts Rangers 1–2 Marlow 4 November 1876
Rochester 5–0 Highbury Union 4 November 1876
Forest School 4–1 Gresham 4 November 1876

Second round

Home Club Score Away Club Attendance Date
Royal Engineers 3–0 Shropshire Wanderers 9 December 1876
Marlow 1–0 Forest School 29 November 1876
Queen's Park Bye
Upton Park 1–0 Barnes 9 December 1876
Wanderers 6–0 Southall 16 December 1876
South Norwood 0–7 Sheffield 2 December 1876
Oxford University 6–1 105th Regiment 14 December 1876
Pilgrims 1–0 Panthers 9 December 1876
Cambridge University 2–1 Clapham Rovers 16 December 1876
Rochester 1–0 Swifts 16 December 1876

Third round

Home Club Score Away Club Attendance Date
Royal Engineers 1–0 Sheffield 20 January 1877
Upton Park 2–2 Marlow 24 January 1877
Wanderers 3–0 Pilgrims 20 January 1877
Oxford University Walkover Queen's Park
Cambridge University 4–0 Rochester 3 February 1877


Home Club Score Away Club Attendance Date
Upton Park 1–0 Marlow 27 January 1877

Fourth round

Home Club Score Away Club Attendance Date
Wanderers Bye
Oxford University 0–0 Upton Park 24 February 1877
Cambridge University 1–0 Royal Engineers 17 February 1877


Home Club Score Away Club Attendance Date
Oxford University 1–0 Upton Park 10 March 1877


Home Club Score Away Club Attendance Venue Date
Wanderers 1–0 Cambridge University Kennington Oval 20 March 1877
Oxford University Bye


Home Club Score Away Club Attendance Venue Date
Wanderers 2–1 (a.e.t.) Oxford University 3,000 Kennington Oval 24 March 1877


1877 FA Cup Final

The 1877 FA Cup Final was a football match between Wanderers and Oxford University on 24 March 1877 at Kennington Oval in London. It was the sixth final of the world's oldest football competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup (known in the modern era as the FA Cup). Wanderers were the reigning cup-holders and had won the competition three times in total. Oxford had also previously won the tournament. Wanderers had reached the final without conceding a goal, defeating Cambridge University in the semi-finals. Oxford had only played three matches in the five rounds prior to the final due to a combination of byes and opponents withdrawing.

Oxford took the lead in the final when Arthur Kinnaird, the Wanderers goalkeeper, stepped behind his goal-line while holding the ball, thereby scoring an own goal. Wanderers equalised in the dying stages of the match and scored the winning goal in extra time. Oxford's goal was struck from the official records after the match, but reinstated over a hundred years later.

1877 in association football

The following are the association football events of the year 1877 throughout the world.

Harrow Chequers F.C.

Harrow Chequers Football Club was a football club from London, England in the 1860s to early 1890s. It played as the Harrow Chequers from 1865 to 1876, when it was then renamed the Old Harrovians, and continued play until at least 1891. Derived from former pupils of Harrow School, the club was involved in the formation of the FA Cup in 1871. It was slated to play in three of the first six FA Cup competitions in the 1870s, but they forfeited each time, and never contested an FA Cup match as the Chequers. One of their players, however, Morton Betts, is remembered for scoring the first (and only) goal in the first ever FA Cup Final in 1872, which is essentially all that is remembered today of the club. However, as the Old Harrovians, the team had some more success, including reaching the semifinals of the 1877–78 FA Cup.

James Henry Savory

Reverend James Henry Savory (1855-1903) was an English clergyman, a Double Blue at Oxford University, a first-class cricketer, and an FA Cup finalist in football.

Qualifying rounds
187677 in European football
Domestic cups

This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by authors (here).
Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license; additional terms may apply.
Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.