1892–93 FA Cup

The 1892–93 FA Cup was the 22nd staging of the world's oldest football cup competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the FA Cup. Wolverhampton Wanderers won the competition, beating Everton 1–0 in the final at Fallowfield Stadium for the only time (moved from Kennington Oval), with Wembley Stadium still 30 years away from being built. Wolves continued the recent Midlands dominance of the FA Cup, after the success of West Brom, Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest the previous season.

Matches were scheduled to be played at the stadium of the team named first on the date specified for each round, which was always a Saturday. Some matches, however, might be rescheduled for other days if there were clashes with games for other competitions or the weather was inclement. If scores were level after 90 minutes had been played, a replay would take place at the stadium of the second-named team later the same week. If the replayed match was drawn further replays would be held until a winner was determined. If scores were level after 90 minutes had been played in a replay, a 30-minute period of extra time would be played.

1892–93 FA Cup
Country England
Defending championsWest Bromwich Albion
ChampionsWolverhampton Wanderers (1st title)


Round Date No. of teams
Preliminary Round Saturday 1 October 1892 10
First Qualifying Round Saturday 15 October 1892 160
Second Qualifying Round Saturday 29 October 1892 80
Third Qualifying Round Saturday 19 November 1892 40
Fourth Qualifying Round Saturday 10 December 1892 20
First Round Proper Saturday 21 January 1893 32
Second Round Proper Saturday 4 February 1893 16
Third Round Proper Saturday 18 February 1893 8
Semi-Finals Saturday 4 March 1893 4
Final Saturday 25 March 1893 2


First Round Proper

Tie No. Home Team Score Away Team Date
1 Blackpool 1–3 Sheffield United 21 January 1893
2 Darwen 5–4 Aston Villa 21 January 1893
3 Burnley 2–0 Small Heath 21 January 1893
4 Preston North End 9–2 Burton Swifts 21 January 1893
5 Marlow 1–3 Middlesbrough Ironopolis 21 January 1893
6 Notts County 4–0 Shankhouse 21 January 1893
7 Nottingham Forest 4–0 Casuals 21 January 1893
8 Blackburn Rovers 4–0 Newton Heath 21 January 1893
9 The Wednesday 3–2 Match void Derby County 21 January 1893
Replay Derby County 1–0 Match void The Wednesday 30 January 1893
Replay The Wednesday 4–2 Derby County 2 February 1893
10 Bolton Wanderers 1–1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 21 January 1893
Replay Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–1 Bolton Wanderers 28 January 1893
11 Accrington 2–1 Stoke 21 January 1893
12 Grimsby Town 5–0 Stockton 21 January 1893
13 Sunderland 6–0 Royal Arsenal 21 January 1893
14 Everton 4–1 West Bromwich Albion 21 January 1893
15 Loughborough 1–2 Northwich Victoria 21 January 1893
16 Newcastle United 2–3 Middlesbrough 21 January 1893

Second Round Proper

Tie No. Home Team Score Away Team Date
1 Darwen 2–0 Grimsby Town 4 February 1893
2 Blackburn Rovers 4–1 Northwich Victoria 4 February 1893
3 The Wednesday 1–0 Burnley 4 February 1893
4 Accrington 1–4 Preston North End 4 February 1893
5 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–1 Middlesbrough 4 February 1893
6 Everton 4–2 Nottingham Forest 4 February 1893
7 Sheffield United 1–3 Sunderland 4 February 1893
8 Middlesbrough Ironopolis 3–2 Notts County 4 February 1893

Third Round Proper

Tie No. Home Team Score Away Team Date
1 Preston North End 2–2 Middlesbrough Ironopolis 18 February 1893
Replay Middlesbrough Ironopolis 0–7 Preston North End 18 February 1893
2 Blackburn Rovers 3–0 Sunderland 18 February 1893
3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 5–0 Darwen 18 February 1893
4 Everton 3–0 The Wednesday 18 February 1893


Tie No. Home Team Score Away Team Date
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–1 Blackburn Rovers 4 March 1893
2 Everton 2–2 Preston North End 4 March 1893
Replay Preston North End 0–0 Everton 16 March 1893
Replay Everton 2–1 Preston North End 20 March 1893


FA Cup Final 1893 Wolves Everton
The 1893 FA Cup Final between Woves and Everton.

The Final was played on 25 March 1893 at Fallowfield Stadium. The final was contested by Wolverhampton Wanderers and Everton. Wolves won 1-0, with a single goal from Harry Allen.

Match details

Wolverhampton Wanderers1 – 0Everton
Allen Goal 60'


1892–93 Lincoln City F.C. season

The 1892–93 season was the ninth season of competitive association football played by Lincoln City F.C. After finishing in ninth position in the Football Alliance in 1891–92, Lincoln City was one of 12 clubs elected to the newly formed Second Division for the 1892–93 Football League season.

During the season, City coped well at home winning six of their 11 matches, but all season they constantly struggled only winning once at Burslem Port Vale, in the second half of the season Lincoln did score five goals in three home matches with Frank Smallman becoming the first Lincoln City player to score a hat-trick in the football league when he netted four against Burton Swifts in February. At the end of the season Lincoln finished 9th in the league and had to apply for re-election which was successful as the division was to be expanded to 16 teams.

In the 1892-93 FA Cup Lincoln entered at the first qualifying round and after beating Newark Town, Greenhalgh's and Rotherham Town, they succumbed to a heavy 0-5 defeat away at local rivals Grimsby Town.

In all competitive league and cup matches Lincoln used 20 players and had 10 different goalscorers, William Gresham, Quentin Neill, Frank Smallman and James Gresham played in all 22 league games and the six cup matches, Frank Smallman scored 19 goals in total while no other player reached double figures.

1892–93 Small Heath F.C. season

The 1892–93 season was the twelfth season of competitive association football played by Small Heath F.C., an English football club based in Birmingham. After finishing in third position in the Football Alliance in 1891–92, Small Heath was one of 12 clubs elected to the newly formed Second Division for the 1892–93 Football League season.

During the season, the team scored 90 goals at an average of four goals per game, beat Walsall Town Swifts 12–0 to set a club record League victory which, as of 2012, still stands, remained undefeated on their own ground throughout the season, and won the last nine matches of the League season to take the Second Division title at their first attempt. Promotion to the First Division was not automatic, even for the champions, but depended on the results of test matches between the top three Second Division and bottom three First Division teams. Small Heath lost to Newton Heath, the 16th-placed First Division team, after a replay, so were not promoted, although the teams placed second and third were.

Small Heath entered the 1892–93 FA Cup at the first round proper, and lost in that round to First Division club Burnley. In local competitions, they were eliminated by Aston Villa in the semi-final of the Birmingham Senior Cup and the final of the Mayor of Birmingham's Charity Cup. Small Heath also played several friendly matches during the season, including benefit matches for players Harry Morris, Caesar Jenkyns and Fred Speller.

Small Heath used 19 different players in nationally organised competitive matches during the season and had ten different goalscorers. Three players, Fred Wheldon, Tommy Hands and Billy Ollis, appeared in every League match. The top scorer was inside-forward Wheldon with 25 League goals, a total which made him the Second Division's leading scorer, and the other four first-choice forwards all reached double figures. Chris Charsley became the first Small Heath player to represent the England national football team, and Fred Jones was capped for Wales.

1893 FA Cup Final

The 1893 FA Cup Final was a football game contested by Wolverhampton Wanderers and Everton. Wolves won by a single goal, scored by Harry Allen.

This was the only time the final was staged at Fallowfield Stadium. Although the official attendance was 45,000, it is estimated that close to 60,000 spectators were actually in the ground. The overcrowding delayed the kick off and meant the pitch was often encroached upon during the game. Play was impeded so much that Everton, beaten 0–1, unsuccessfully demanded a replay afterwards, arguing the environment was not fit for a competitive match.

Everton had come into the match as favourites. Only a week earlier, they had sent their reserves to face Wolves in a league match to allow their first team time to rest before their semi-final replay. The reserves beat Wolves' Cup final team 4–2 at Molineux, boosting Everton's confidence.

Burton Wanderers F.C.

Burton Wanderers Football Club was a football club based in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England. The club were members of the Football League for three seasons in the mid 1890s. In 1901 they merged with Burton Swifts to form Burton United. The club played at Derby Turn.

Ernest Needham

Ernest 'Nudger' Needham (21 January 1873 – 8 March 1936) was an English footballer and cricketer. He played football 14 times for England and captained the side in 1901.

He was an outstanding left half who played for Sheffield United from 1891 until 1910. He was instrumental in their promotion campaign of 1892–93 and then captained their team from 1895 to 1905. Under his captaincy, United won the Football League First Division in 1898 and the FA Cup in 1899 and 1902.

He played first-class cricket for Derbyshire from 1901 to 1912.

George Carter (footballer, born 1866)

George Carter (16 February 1866 – 23 January 1945) was an English footballer and all-round sportsman who played a prominent part in the early history of Southampton Football Club, leading them to success in local cup tournaments and captaining the side in their first FA Cup match in 1891.

History of Preston North End F.C.

Preston North End is an English football club in Preston, Lancashire which traces its origins to a local cricket club formed c.1863. This club moved to Deepdale in January 1875. They started playing football as a winter activity in 1878 and, in May 1880, took the decision to focus on football. Progress was rapid and the club became professional in 1883. They were a founder member of the Football League in 1888 and won the first two league championships in 1888–89 and 1889–90. Their team in 1888–89 also won the FA Cup and so became the first to achieve "The Double" in English football. In addition, the team was unbeaten in all first-class matches played that season and are famously remembered as "The Old Invincibles". Preston have had a chequered existence since 1890 and have won only one more major trophy, the 1937–38 FA Cup, when Bill Shankly was a key member of the team.

Preston's greatest player was Tom Finney who joined the club as a teenager in 1938. His first team debut was delayed until 1946 by the Second World War but he played for Preston until he retired in 1960. He made 76 international appearances from 1946 to 1958 and is remembered as one of football's greatest-ever players. A year after Finney retired, Preston were relegated to the Second Division and, since then, have not yet returned to top flight English football.

Preston had a memorable season in 1963–64 when, managed by former player Jimmy Milne, they reached the 1964 FA Cup Final and finished third in the Second Division. They were first relegated to the Third Division after the 1969–70 season. Although they won promotion again immediately, the team have spent 28 of the 49 seasons since 1970 in the bottom two divisions, including a span of nineteen seasons from 1981–82 to 1999–2000. The club experienced a near-terminal decline in the 1980s which brought about the very real threat of closure, the nadir being the 1985–86 season when they finished 23rd in the Fourth Division and had to seek re-election to the league. They recovered and won promotion back to the Third Division only a year later but it was a false dawn as the team spent another three years in the bottom division from 1993 to 1996. The club finally began to recover and move forward after a takeover by BAXI in 1994 but their ownership ended in June 2002. The team was established at second tier level through the 2000s but more problems arose at the end of the decade with an Inland Revenue winding-up order in 2010 and relegation to the third tier in 2011. The taxation issue was resolved by local businessman Trevor Hemmings, already a shareholder, who bought a controlling interest in June 2010. The team were promoted again in 2015 and have been well-placed in the EFL Championship since then.

Deepdale has been a football venue from 1878 and is the world's oldest football ground in terms of continuous use by a club in a major league. When BAXI took control, they embarked on an investment programme which had the main goal of upgrading Deepdale into a modern stadium. The old ground was demolished and rebuilt in four stages and the last of the new stands was opened in 2008. Part of the redevelopment was the original National Football Museum which opened at Deepdale in 2001, though it closed in 2010 due to funding issues and was relocated to Manchester in 2012.

Jack Dollin

Albert Edwin "Jack" Dollin (1866 – 22 April 1955) was an English professional footballer who played for Southampton St. Mary's in 1892–93, making two appearances in FA Cup matches. He was Southampton's first player signed as a professional.

List of Birmingham City F.C. seasons

Birmingham City Football Club, an association football club based in Birmingham, England, was founded in 1875 as Small Heath Alliance. For the first thirteen years of their existence, there was no league football, so matches were arranged on an ad hoc basis, supplemented by cup competitions organised at local and national level. Small Heath first entered the FA Cup in the 1881–82 season, and won their first trophy, the Walsall Cup, the following season. During the 1880s, they played between 20 and 30 matches each season.In 1888, the club became a limited company under the name of Small Heath F.C. Ltd, and joined the Combination, a league set up to provide organised football for those clubs not invited to join the Football League which was to start the same year. However, the Combination was not well organised and folded in April 1889 with many fixtures still outstanding. Small Heath were founder members of the Football Alliance in 1889–90, and three years later were elected to the newly formed Second Division of the Football League. They topped the table in their first season, failing to win promotion via the test match system then in operation, but reached the top flight for the first time in 1894. They were renamed Birmingham in 1905, finally becoming Birmingham City in 1943.The club's official history rated 1955–56 as their best season to date. The newly promoted club achieved their highest ever finishing position of sixth in the First Division, reached the 1956 FA Cup Final, and became the first English club side to participate in European competition when they played their opening game in the group stages of the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup. Their only major trophy is the League Cup, which they won in 1963 and 2011; they reached the FA Cup final twice and the final of the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup twice. During the 1990s, they twice won the Associate Members Cup, a competition open to clubs in the third and fourth tiers of English football.

As at the end of the 2017-18 season, the club's first team had spent 57 seasons in the top division of English football, 54 in the second, and 4 in the third. The table details their achievements in first-team competitions, and records their top goalscorer and average home league attendance, for each completed season since their first appearance in the Birmingham Senior Cup in 1878–79.

List of Liverpool F.C. records and statistics

Liverpool Football Club are an English professional association football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, who currently play in the Premier League. They have played at their current home ground, Anfield, since their foundation in 1892. Liverpool joined the Football League in 1894, and were founding members of the Premier League in 1992.

This list encompasses the major honours won by Liverpool, records set by the club, their managers and their players. The player records section includes details of the club's leading goalscorers and those who have made most appearances in first-team competitions. It also records notable achievements by Liverpool players on the international stage, and the highest transfer fees paid and received by the club. Attendance records at Anfield are also included in the list.

The club have won 18 top-flight titles, and also hold the record for the most European Cup victories by an English team, winning the competition six times. The club's record appearance maker is Ian Callaghan, who made 857 appearances between 1958 and 1978. Ian Rush is the club's record goalscorer, scoring 346 goals in total.

List of Port Vale F.C. seasons

Port Vale F.C. is an English professional association football club based in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, playing in EFL League Two, the fourth level of the English football league system, as of the 2019–20 season. After becoming one of the more prominent football clubs in Staffordshire, Burslem Port Vale were invited to become founder members of the Football League Second Division in 1892. They spent 13 non-consecutive seasons in the division, punctuated by two seasons in the Midland League, before they resigned due to financial difficulties and entered liquidation in 1907. The name of Port Vale continued in the North Staffordshire Federation League, and this new club were successful enough to be reinstated into the Football League in October 1919. They spent 16 non-consecutive seasons in the Second Division, punctuated by them winning the Third Division North title in 1929–30, before dropping back into the third tier for a much longer stay at the end of the 1935–36 campaign. The 1953–54 season saw manager Freddie Steele's "Iron Curtain" defence win both a Third Division North title and a semi-final place in the FA Cup. They failed to build on this success however, though went on to finish as champions of the first ever Fourth Division season under Norman Low's stewardship in 1958–59.

The club had little success throughout the 1960s and 1970s, despite being briefly managed by Stanley Matthews, and in fact were forced to apply for re-election after breaking FA rules on illegal payments in 1968. Gordon Lee guided the club to promotion back to the Third Division the following season, where they would remain until relegation at the end of the 1977–78 campaign. John McGrath steered the club to promotion in 1982–83, though he departed after relegation became inevitable the following season. His assistant, John Rudge, stepped up to become the club's longest-serving and most successful manager, leading the club from 1983 to 1999. Under his leadership Port Vale won promotions in 1985–86, 1988–89 and 1993–94, lifted the League Trophy in 1993 and reached a post-war record finish of eighth in the second tier in the 1996–97 season. After Rudge's reign ended the club entered a decline, slipping into the fourth tier whilst twice entering administration in 2003 and 2012. The decline was arrested when Norman Smurthwaite brought the club out of administration in 2012 and manager Micky Adams achieved automatic promotion from League Two in the 2012–13 season, though they were relegated back into League Two at the end of the 2016–17 season after a failed experiment with a continental staff and playing style.

First team matches were recorded for the first time in 1882, meaning records go back over 125 years, friendlies are not included in this data (including goal tallies). As of the 2019–20 season, Port Vale have never played top-flight football, they have spent 41 seasons in the second tier, 46 seasons in the third tier, 21 seasons in the fourth tier of the Football League, as well as 16 seasons in non-league football. No team has played more second tier seasons or Football League seasons in total (108) without ever reaching the top-flight.

Middlesbrough Ironopolis F.C.

Middlesbrough Ironopolis Football Club was a football club based in Middlesbrough, England.

Although it was only in existence for five years, the club won three Northern League

titles, two cup competitions and once reached the FA Cup quarter-finals.

They were based at the Paradise Ground.

Rhosllanerchrugog F.C.

Rhosllanerchrugog F.C. is a Welsh football team from the village of Rhosllanerchrugog, Wrexham. In November 2018, it was announced that Ben Barlow, vocalist of the Welsh pop-punk band Neck Deep, had signed for the club. As of September 2018 Manager Jeff Owen and assistant managers Matt Griffiths and Wes Roberts are the current coaching staff

Tyne–Tees derby

The Tyne–Tees derby is a football match between Newcastle United and Middlesbrough. There is a distance of 42 miles between both teams. In a region where there are only three major professional football clubs, it can also include a match between Newcastle United and Hartlepool United.

The derby had increased importance in the late 1990s and early 2000s, as the only North-East derby of the season, since at the time Newcastle United and Middlesbrough were Premier League teams (while Sunderland was largely outside the top flight at the time). Both teams enjoyed a degree of success in this period: Newcastle qualified in for the Champions League and challenged for the Premier League title. Middlesbrough, with high-profile players including Juninho, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Mark Viduka, reached four domestic cup finals, winning the 2004 League Cup and reaching the 2006 UEFA Cup Final.

Middlesbrough play their home games at the Riverside Stadium, while Newcastle United play their home games at St. James' Park.

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