1883–84 FA Cup

The 1883–84 Football Association Challenge Cup was the thirteenth staging of the FA Cup, England's oldest football tournament. One hundred teams entered, sixteen more than the previous season, although three of the one hundred never played a match.

1883–84 FA Cup
Country England
 Scotland
 Wales
 Ireland
Teams100
Defending championsBlackburn Olympic
ChampionsBlackburn Rovers
(1st title)
Runners-upQueen's Park

First round

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Darwen 2–2 Church 27 October 1883
Grantham 3–2 Spilsby 10 November 1883
Preston North End Bye
Stoke 1–2 Manchester 10 November 1883
Reading 2–2 South Reading 10 November 1883
Sheffield 1–4 Lockwood Brothers 10 November 1883
Clapham Rovers Walkover Kildare Ireland
Windsor Home Park 5–3 Royal Engineers 10 November 1883
Swifts Bye
Rochester 2–1 Uxbridge 3 November 1883
Druids Wales 0–1 Northwich Victoria 10 November 1883
Notts County 3–1 Sheffield Heeley 10 November 1883
Hendon 3–2 Old Etonians 10 November 1883
Old Foresters 2–1 Dreadnought 10 November 1883
Nottingham Forest Walkover Redcar
Romford 3–0 Woodford Bridge 3 November 1883
West End 1–0 Maidenhead 10 November 1883
Blackburn Rovers 7–1 Southport Central 20 October 1883
Hanover United 1–6 Brentwood 3 November 1883
Mosquitos 3–2 Pilgrims 10 November 1883
Stafford Road 5–1 Aston Unity 10 November 1883
Acton 0–2 Upton Park 10 November 1883
Calthorpe 0–9 Walsall Town 10 November 1883
Sheffield Wednesday Bye
Blackburn Olympic 5–1 Darwen Ramblers 13 October 1883
Reading Minster 1–10 Old Carthusians 10 November 1883
Small Heath Alliance 1–1 Birmingham Excelsior 20 October 1883
Blackburn Park Road 6–0 Clitheroe Low Moor 27 October 1883
Bolton Wanderers 9–0 Bolton Olympic 10 November 1883
Accrington 4–0 Blackpool St John's 10 November 1883
Wednesbury Old Athletic 5–0 Mitchell St George's 10 November 1883
Hornchurch 0–9 Marlow 10 November 1883
Clitheroe 3–3 South Shore 10 November 1883
Chesterfield Spital 1–1 Rotherham Town 10 November 1883
Great Lever 4–1 Astley Bridge 20 October 1883
Halliwell 2–5 Eagley 13 October 1883
Oswestry 2–0 Hartford St John's 10 November 1883
Walsall Swifts 1–5 Aston Villa 10 November 1883
Old Westminsters 3–0 Chatham 3 November 1883
Wrexham Olympic Wales Walkover Liverpool Ramblers
Upton Rangers 0–7 Old Wykehamists 10 November 1883
Bolton Association 5–1 Bradshaw 3 November 1883
Hull Town 1–3 Grimsby Town 3 November 1883
Wolverhampton Wanderers 4–1 Long Eaton Rangers 27 October 1883
Rossendale 6–2 Rossendale disqualified Irwell Springs 17 November 1883
Derby Midland Bye
Davenham Wales 2–0 Macclesfield Town 10 November 1883
Hurst 3–1 Turton 20 October 1883
Crewe Alexandra 0–10 Queen's Park Scotland 6 October 1883
Middlesbrough 1–5 Staveley 10 November 1883
West Bromwich Albion 0–2 Wednesbury Town 10 November 1883
Padiham 3–1 Lower Darwen 31 October 1883

First Round Replays

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Church 0–1 Darwen 3 November 1883
South Reading 0–4 Reading 17 November 1883
Birmingham Excelsior 3–2 Small Heath Alliance 10 November 1883
South Shore 3–2 Clitheroe 24 November 1883
Rotherham Town 7–2 Chesterfield Spital 17 November 1883

Second round

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Darwen 1–2 Blackburn Olympic 1 December 1883
Grantham 4–0 Grimsby Town 26 November 1883
Preston North End 4–1 Great Lever 1 December 1883
Reading 1–0 West End 1 December 1883
Clapham Rovers 7–0 Rochester 1 December 1883
Queen's Park Scotland 15–0 Manchester 1 December 1883
Upton Park Bye
Windsor Home Park 0–1 Old Wykehamists 1 December 1883
Swifts 2–0 Marlow 1 December 1883
Notts County 3–0 Nottingham Forest 1 December 1883
Eagley Bye
Romford 3–1 Mosquitos 1 December 1883
Brentwood Bye
Stafford Road 0–5 Aston Villa 1 December 1883
Old Carthusians 2–7 Old Foresters 24 November 1883
Staveley 3–1 Sheffield Wednesday 1 December 1883
Blackburn Park Road 2–3 Both teams disqualified Accrington 24 November 1883
Bolton Wanderers 3–0 Bolton Association 1 December 1883
Wednesbury Old Athletic 4–2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 December 1883
Lockwood Brothers 3–1 Rotherham Town 1 December 1883
Walsall Town 2–2 Wednesbury Town 1 December 1883
Northwich Victoria 5–1 Davenham Wales 24 November 1883
South Shore 0–7 Blackburn Rovers 1 December 1883
Old Westminsters 2–1 Hendon 1 December 1883
Wrexham Olympic Wales 3–4 Oswestry 1 December 1883
Hurst 3–2 Match void Irwell Springs 1 December 1883
Padiham Bye
Birmingham Exclesior 1–1 Derby Midland 1 December 1883

Second Round Replays

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Wednesbury Town 6–0 Walsall Town 8 December 1883
Irwell Springs Walkover Hurst
Derby Midland 2–1 Birmingham Excelsior 15 December 1883

Third round

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Grantham 1–4 Notts County 20 December 1883
Preston North End 9–1 Eagley 29 December 1883
Reading 1–6 Upton Park 22 December 1883
Clapham Rovers 1–2 Swifts 22 December 1883
Old Wykehamists Bye
Old Foresters Bye
Romford 1–4 Brentwood 29 December 1883
Blackburn Rovers 3–0 Padiham 29 December 1883
Blackburn Olympic Bye
Staveley 1–0 Lockwood Brothers 29 December 1883
Bolton Wanderers 8–1 Irwell Springs 29 December 1883
Wednesbury Old Athletic 4–7 Aston Villa 29 December 1883
Northwich Victoria Bye
Oswestry Town 1–7 Queen's Park Scotland 29 December 1883
Old Westminsters Bye
Wednesbury Town 1–0 Derby Midland 29 December 1883

Fourth round

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Preston North End 1–1 Preston North End disqualified Upton Park 19 January 1884
Queen's Park Scotland 6–1 Aston Villa 19 January 1884
Swifts 2–1 Old Foresters 19 January 1884
Notts County 2–2 Bolton Wanderers 19 January 1884
Blackburn Rovers 5–1 Staveley 19 January 1884
Blackburn Olympic 6–0 Old Wykehamists 19 January 1884
Northwich Victoria 3–0 Brentwood 19 January 1884
Old Westminsters 5–0 Wednesbury Town 19 January 1884

Fourth Round Replay

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Bolton Wanderers 1–2 Notts County 2 February 1884

Fifth round

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Upton Park 0–3 Blackburn Rovers 9 February 1884
Notts County 1–1 Swifts 9 February 1884
Blackburn Olympic 9–1 Northwich Victoria 9 February 1884
Old Westminsters 0–1 Queen's Park Scotland 9 February 1884

Fifth Round Replay

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Swifts 0–1 Notts County 14 February 1884

Semi finals

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Queen's Park Scotland 4–0 Blackburn Olympic 1 March 1884
Blackburn Rovers 1–0 Notts County 1 March 1884

Final

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Blackburn Rovers 2–1 Queen's Park Scotland 29 March 1884

References

1884 FA Cup Final

The 1884 FA Cup Final was a football match between Blackburn Rovers and Queen's Park contested on 29 March 1884 at the Kennington Oval. It was the showpiece match of English football's primary cup competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup (better known as the FA Cup), it was the 13th Cup final. It was the first time that a Scottish team reached the final of the tournament, with Queen's Park knocking out the previous holders of the trophy en route.

Both teams received protests from the defeated teams following the semi-final matches, but each were turned down by the Football Association. By the time the match was played, Queen's Park had already been awarded the Scottish Cup after Vale of Leven declined to participate in the final. Prior to the match there were temporary stands built at the Oval as the Pavilion was reserved for members of the Surrey County Cricket Club. There was a record breaking attendance at the match, with between 10,000 and 12,000 fans attending making it the most attended match in London and special trains were laid on by the railways to transport spectators from Lancashire.

Despite Queen's Park entering the match as favourites, it was Blackburn Rovers who won the game by two goals to one with goals from Jimmy Douglas and Jimmy Forrest; Robert M Christie scored for Queen's Park. The Scottish team had a goal disallowed during play, and the referee later said that they had scored once more but as the players did not attempt to claim it, he had not bothered to award it. The two teams met once more in the final of the following FA Cup final in 1885.

1884 in association football

The following are the association football events of the year 1884 throughout the world.

Arthur Latham (footballer)

Arthur Latham (23 January 1863 – 1928) was an English footballer who played for Derby County.Arthur Latham first became known when he signed for St. Luke's FC in 1884 and stayed for the 1884–1885 season. In 1885 Arthur Latham moved to Derby Midland. Derby Midland had formed in 1881 and their most significant achievement as a club had occurred the previous season to Latham signing which was reaching the FA Cup Third Round.1883–84 FA Cup Arthur Latham signed for Derby County before the Football League era began in 1886. In the first season Latham was on Derby County' books they reached the FA Cup Second Round and defeated Aston Villa 2–0. It is not recorded if Latham played in that match.1885–86 FA Cup By September 1888 the Football League was inaugurated and Latham became an automatic choice for the first two seasons of League football.Arthur Latham made his League debut on 8 September 1888, playing as a full–back, at Pike's Lane, the then home of Bolton Wanderers. Derby County defeated the home team 6–3. Arthur Latham appeared in 20 of the 22 League matches played by Derby County in season 1888–89. As a full–back (20 appearances) he played in a Derby County defence that achieved two clean–sheets and restricted the opposition to one–League–goal–in–a–match on four separate occasions.

George Bakewell

George Bakewell (born 1864) was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Derby County and Notts County.George Bakewell started his playing career at Derby Midland in 1883, just two years after the club was formed. In season 1883–84 Derby Midland made the third round of the FA Cup, the club's greatest achievement.1883–84 FA Cup There is no record of whether Bakewell played in the FA Cup ties in 1883–84 for Derby Midland. George Bakewell, described by contemporaries as a brilliant outside-right, was only the second player signed by Derby County after its formation in 1884. Bakewell was signed from local club Derby Midland and in signing one of Derby Midland' best players this started a pattern of talent poaching that was resented over the years. George Bakewell was "wafer-thin and fast".George Bakewell made his League debut on 8 September 1888, playing as a winger, at Pike's Lane, the then home of Bolton Wanderers. Derby County defeated the home team 6–3. George Bakewell also scored his debut League goal in this match, in fact, scoring twice. George Bakewell scored the first and second of Derby County' six goals thus securing the permanent honour of being the first Derby County player to score a League goal. George Bakewell appeared in 16 of the 22 League matches played by Derby County in season 1888–89 and scored six goals. As a winger/wing-half (16 appearances) he played in a midfield that achieved big (three–League–goals–or–more) wins on two separate occasions. Of his six League goals two came in one match.Although Derby County had had a poor season Bakewell was retained to play alongside the more experienced professionals being brought in during the close season in 1889. Bakewell stayed with Derby County for three seasons leaving in 1891. He played 49 games and scored 9 goals. He also played 5 FA Cup ties and scored once. He signed for Notts County in 1891 but only played five times and scored once. He retired from football and became a baker.

List of Stoke City F.C. players

Stoke City F.C. is an English association football club based in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. The club was formed in 1863 as Stoke Ramblers F.C., and played their first competitive match in November 1883, when they entered the First Round of the 1883–84 FA Cup. In 1888 They joined the inaugural Football League thus becoming founding members. The club was renamed Stoke City F.C. in 1925, and they moved to Britannia Stadium in 1997. Since playing their first competitive match, more than 1000 players have made a competitive first-team appearance for the club, many of whom have played 100 matches+ (including substitute appearances); those players are listed here.

Despite a lack of success Stoke have had a number of famous players over the years such as Stanley Matthews, Gordon Banks, Jimmy Greenhoff and Denis Smith. Stoke City's record appearance-maker is Eric Skeels who made 596 appearances between 1959–1976. Stoke's top senior goalscorer is John Ritchie with 176 goals.

List of Stoke City F.C. players (1–24 appearances)

Stoke City F.C. is an English association football club based in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. The club was formed in 1863 as Stoke Ramblers F.C., and played their first competitive match in November 1883, when they entered the First Round of the 1883–84 FA Cup. In 1888 They joined the inaugural Football League thus becoming founding members. The club was renamed Stoke City F.C. in 1925, and they moved to Britannia Stadium in 1997. Since playing their first competitive match, more than 1000 players have made a competitive first-team appearance for the club, many of whom have played under 25 matches (including substitute appearances); those players are listed here.

List of Stoke City F.C. players (25–99 appearances)

Stoke City F.C. is an English association football club based in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. The club was formed in 1863 as Stoke Ramblers F.C., and played their first competitive match in November 1883, when they entered the First Round of the 1883–84 FA Cup. In 1888 they joined the inaugural Football League thus becoming founding members. The club was renamed Stoke City F.C. in 1925, and they moved to Britannia Stadium in 1997. Since playing their first competitive match, more than 1000 players have made a competitive first-team appearance for the club, many of whom have played between 25–99 matches (including substitute appearances); those players are listed here.

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