1882–83 FA Cup

The 1882–83 Football Association Challenge Cup was the twelfth staging of the FA Cup, England's oldest football tournament. Eighty-four teams entered, eleven more than the previous season, although five of the eighty-four never played a match.

1882–83 FA Cup
Country England
Defending championsOld Etonians
ChampionsBlackburn Olympic
(1st title)
Runners-upOld Etonians

First round

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Darwen 4–1 Blackburn Park Road 21 October 1882
Reading Bye
Barnes 2–4 Brentwood 28 October 1882
Royal Engineers 3–1 Woodford Bridge 21 October 1882
Maidenhead 0–2 Old Westminsters 4 November 1882
Clapham Rovers 3–0 Kildare Ireland 4 November 1882
Upton Park Bye
Windsor Home Park 3–0 Acton 4 November 1882
Old Etonians 1–1 Old Foresters 4 November 1882
Swifts 4–1 Highbury Union 4 November 1882
Rochester 2–0 Hotspur 4 November 1882
Druids Wales 1–1 Oswestry 4 November 1882
Notts County 6–1 Sheffield 4 November 1882
Nottingham Forest Walkover Brigg Brittania
West End 1–3 Hendon 4 November 1882
Blackburn Rovers 11–1 Blackpool St John's 23 October 1882
Hanover United 1–0 Mosquitos 4 November 1882
Aston Villa 4–1 Walsall Swifts 21 October 1882
Old Carthusians 6–0 Pilgrims 21 October 1882
Sheffield Wednesday 12–2 Spilsby 4 November 1882
Blackburn Olympic 6–3 Accrington 4 November 1882
Reading Minster Walkover Remnants
Dreadnought 1–2 Match void South Reading 21 October 1882
Mitchell St George's 4–1 Calthorpe 28 October 1882
Small Heath Alliance 3–3 Stafford Road 11 November 1882
Sheffield Heeley Bye
Bolton Wanderers 6–1 Bootle 4 November 1882
Lockwood Brothers 4–3 Macclesfield Town 4 November 1882
Darwen Ramblers 5–2 South Shore 14 October 1882
Chatham Bye
Grimsby Town Walkover Queen's Park Scotland
Walsall Town 4–1 Staveley 21 October 1882
Northwich Victoria 3–2 Astley Bridge 28 October 1882
Etonian Ramblers 6–2 Romford 21 October 1882
Hornchurch 0–2 Marlow 28 October 1882
Church 5–0 Clitheroe 2 September 1882
Chesterfield Spital 1–7 Wednesbury Old Athletic 4 November 1882
Bolton Olympic 4–7 Eagley 4 November 1882
Aston Unity Bye
Irwell Springs 2–5 Lower Darwen 28 October 1882
Halliwell 3–2 Great Lever 21 October 1882
Phoenix Bessemer Walkover Grantham
United Hospital 3–0 London Olympic 4 November 1882
Haslingden Bye
Liverpool Ramblers 1–1 Southport Central 21 October 1882

First Round Replays

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Old Etonians 3–1 Old Foresters 18 November 1882
Oswestry 0–2 Druids Wales 18 November 1882
Dreadnought 1–2 South Reading 4 November 1882
Stafford Road 6–2 Small Heath Alliance 18 November 1882
Southport Central 0–4 Liverpool Ramblers 4 November 1882

Second round

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Darwen 1–0 Blackburn Rovers 2 December 1882
Royal Engineers 8–0 Reading 29 November 1882
Marlow Walkover Reading Minster
Clapham Rovers 7–1 Hanover United 2 December 1882
Windsor Home Park 3–1 United Hospital 30 November 1882
Old Etonians 2–1 Brentwood 2 December 1882
Swifts 2–2 Upton Park 30 November 1882
Rochester Bye
Druids Wales 5–0 Northwich Victoria 9 December 1882
Notts County Bye
Hendon 2–1 Chatham 2 December 1882
Nottingham Forest 7–2 Sheffield Heeley 2 December 1882
Eagley 3–1 Halliwell 2 December 1882
Aston Villa 4–1 Wednesbury Old Athletic 18 November 1882
Old Carthusians 7–0 Etonian Ramblers 2 December 1882
Sheffield Wednesday 6–0 Lockwood Brothers 2 December 1882
Blackburn Olympic 8–1 Lower Darwen 9 December 1882
Bolton Wanderers 3–0 Liverpool Ramblers 2 December 1882
Darwen Ramblers 3–2 Haslingden 2 December 1882
Grimsby Town 1–9 Phoenix Bessemer 25 November 1882
Walsall Town 4–1 Stafford Road 2 December 1882
Church Bye
Aston Unity 3–1 Mitchell St George's 2 December 1882
South Reading Bye
Old Westminsters Bye

Second Round Replay

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Swifts 3–2 Upton Park 2 December 1882

Third round

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Royal Engineers Bye
Marlow Bye
Clapham Rovers 3–0 Windsor Home Park 6 January 1883
Old Etonians 7–0 Rochester 16 December 1882
Swifts Bye
Druids Wales 0–0 Bolton Wanderers 6 January 1883
Notts County 4–1 Phoenix Bessemer 27 December 1882
Hendon 11–1 South Reading 6 January 1883
Nottingham Forest 2–2 Sheffield Wednesday 6 January 1883
Eagley Bye
Aston Villa 3–1 Aston Unity 6 January 1883
Old Carthusians 3–2 Old Westminsters 16 December 1882
Blackburn Olympic 8–0 Darwen Ramblers 16 December 1882
Walsall Town Bye
Church 2–2 Darwen 6 January 1883

Third Round Replays

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Bolton Wanderers 1–1 Druids Wales 22 January 1883
Druids Wales 1–0 Bolton Wanderers 29 January 1883
Sheffield Wednesday 3–2 Nottingham Forest 13 January 1883
Darwen 0–2 Church 20 January 1883

Fourth round

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Marlow 0–3 Hendon 3 February 1883
Clapham Rovers Bye
Old Etonians 2–0 Swifts 24 January 1883
Druids Wales 2–1 Eagley 10 February 1883
Aston Villa 2–1 Walsall Town 27 January 1883
Old Carthusians 6–2 Royal Engineers 25 January 1883
Sheffield Wednesday 1–4 Notts County 12 February 1883
Blackburn Olympic 2–0 Church 3 February 1883

Fifth round

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Notts County 4–3 Aston Villa 3 March 1883
Hendon 2–4 Old Etonians 3 March 1883
Old Carthusians 5–3 Clapham Rovers 20 February 1883
Blackburn Olympic 4–1 Druids Wales 24 February 1883

Semi finals

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Old Etonians 2–1 Notts County 17 March 1883
Blackburn Olympic 4–0 Old Carthusians 17 March 1883


Home Club Score Away Club Date
Blackburn Olympic 2–1 Old Etonians 31 March 1883


1883 in association football

The following are the association football events of the year 1883 throughout the world.

1883–84 Dumbarton F.C. season

The 1883–84 season was the 11th Scottish football season in which Dumbarton competed at a national level.

Blackburn Olympic F.C.

Blackburn Olympic Football Club was an English football club based in Blackburn, Lancashire in the late 19th century. Although the club was only in existence for just over a decade, it is significant in the history of football in England as the first club from the north of the country and the first from a working-class background to win the country's leading competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup (FA Cup). The cup had previously been won only by teams of wealthy amateurs from the Home counties, and Olympic's victory marked a turning point in the sport's transition from a pastime for upper-class gentlemen to a professional sport.

The club was formed in 1878 and initially took part only in minor local competitions. In 1880, the club entered the FA Cup for the first time, and three years later defeated Old Etonians at Kennington Oval to win the trophy. Olympic, however, proved unable to compete with wealthier and better-supported clubs in the new professional era, and folded in 1889.

Most of Olympic's home matches took place at the Hole-i'-th-Wall stadium, named after an adjacent public house. From 1880 onwards, the club's first-choice colours consisted of light blue shirts and white shorts. One Olympic player, James Ward, was selected for the England team and six other former or future England internationals played for the club, including Jack Hunter, who was the club's coach at the time of Olympic's FA Cup win.

Edward Ram

Edward Albert Ram (24 April 1858 – 27 January 1946) was an English footballer of Clapham Rovers and prominent architect in Hong Kong during his days in early 20th century. He helped Clapham Rovers to win the 1880 FA Cup Final. From 1885 to 1927, he served as an architect in Hong Kong and formed "Denison, Ram & Gibbs". The works done by the firm were Matilda Hospital 1906, "Old Halls, the University of Hong Kong" 1913 to 1915, the Helena May main building 1916 and Repulse Bay Hotel 1920 etc.

Ram was born in Hammersmith, Middlesex, to James Ram, a private tutor, and Charlotte Ram (née Gurner). He was an articled pupil of a leading Victorian architect, George Somers Clarke (1825–82) between 1877-82. Meanwhile, he had attended the Royal Academy Schools for architectural studies from 6 July 1880.

Liverpool Ramblers A.F.C.

Liverpool Ramblers Association Football Club is an English amateur football club based in Crosby, Merseyside. The club is affiliated to the Lancashire County Football Association. The team do not compete in any leagues and only play friendly games.

Royal Engineers

The Corps of Royal Engineers, usually just called the Royal Engineers (RE), and commonly known as the Sappers, is one of the corps of the British Army.

It provides military engineering and other technical support to the British Armed Forces and is headed by the Chief Royal Engineer. The Regimental Headquarters and the Royal School of Military Engineering are in Chatham in Kent, England. The corps is divided into several regiments, barracked at various places in the United Kingdom and around the world.

Royal Engineers A.F.C.

The Royal Engineers Association Football Club is an association football team representing the Corps of Royal Engineers, the "Sappers", of the British Army. In the 1870s it was one of the strongest sides in English football, winning the FA Cup in 1875 and being Cup Finalists in four of the first eight seasons of the competition, including three of the first four. The Engineers were pioneers of the "combination game", where teammates passed the ball to each other rather than kicking ahead and charging after the ball. With the rise of professional teams, in 1888 the Engineers joined a newly formed Army Football Association.

Qualifying rounds
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188283 in European football
Domestic cups

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