1898 FA Cup Final

The 1898 FA Cup Final was contested by Nottingham Forest and Derby County at Crystal Palace. Forest won 3–1, with goals from Arthur Capes (2) and John McPherson. Steve Bloomer scored for Derby. Numbered seats in the pavilion were 10s. 6d. Numbered seats in the covered stands were 5s.

1898 FA Cup Final
Nottingham Forest posing with the trophy
Event1897–98 FA Cup
Nottingham Forest Derby County
3 1
Date16 April 1898
VenueCrystal Palace, London
RefereeJ Lewis


Forest went ahead early after a goal from Capes, but Bloomer scored an equalizer with a header. The turning point was near the midway point. Richards tried to lob from a Mcinnes cross, but Fryer was easily first to it. The custodian, however, dropped the ball at the feet of Capes, who turned it in to the empty net. Forest lost a player with an injury, but McPherson killed off the contest.

Match details

Nottingham Forest3–1Derby County
Capes Goal 19' Goal 42'
McPherson Goal 86'
[1] Bloomer Goal 31'
Nottingham Forest
Derby County [3]
Dan Allsopp
Archie Ritchie
Adam Scott
Frank Forman (c)
John McPherson
Willie Wragg
Tom McInnes
Charlie Richards
Len Benbow
Arthur Capes
Alf Spouncer
Harry Haslam
Jack Fryer
Jimmy Methven
Joe Leiper
John D. Cox
Archie Goodall
James Turner
John Goodall
Steve Bloomer
John Boag
Jimmy Stevenson
Hugh McQueen
Harry Newbould


  1. ^ Match report at fa-cupfinals.co.uk Archived 28 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Sporting Chronicle – 1898 FA Cup Final". Archived from the original on 30 October 2008. Retrieved 22 April 2007.
  3. ^ FA Cup Final kits, 1890–1899
1897–98 FA Cup

The 1897–1898 FA Cup was the 27th season of the world's oldest association football competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup (more usually known as the FA Cup). The cup was won by Nottingham Forest, who defeated Derby County 3–1 in the final of the competition, played at Crystal Palace in London.

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. 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 at neutral venues 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.

Archibald Ritchie (footballer, born 1872)

Archibald "Archie" Ritchie (born 12 April 1872) was a Scottish footballer who played as a defender for East Stirlingshire, Nottingham Forest, Bristol Rovers, Swindon Town and the Scotland national football team.Ritchie was part of the Nottingham Forest team that won the FA Cup in 1898.Ritchie won one cap with the Scotland national team against Wales in the 1891 British Home Championship.

Arthur Capes

Arthur John Capes (23 February 1875 – 26 February 1945) was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Bristol City, Burton Wanderers, Nottingham Forest and Stoke.Capes played with his brother Adrian at Burton Wanderers before joining Nottingham Forest in 1896. He won the 1898 FA Cup with Forest and scored 42 goals for the club in 197 games. He spent two seasons at Stoke scoring 20 goals in 65 matches and ended his career with Bristol City and Swindon Town. He earned one cap for England in 1903 whilst with Stoke.

Frank Forman

Frank Forman (23 May 1875 – 4 December 1961) was an English professional footballer, who was one of three members of the same family who started his professional career with Derby County before joining Nottingham Forest and going on to play for England, for whom he made nine appearances (once as captain). He helped Nottingham Forest to win the FA Cup in 1898.

History of Nottingham Forest F.C.

The history of Nottingham Forest Football Club covers the history of the club since its formation in 1865. For general information about the club, see Nottingham Forest F.C.

Hugh McQueen

Hugh McQueen (1 October 1867 – 8 April 1944) was a Scottish footballer, who played as a winger for several clubs in the 1890s and 1900s.

Born in Harthill, Lanarkshire, Scotland, Hugh McQueen played for Leith Athletic before being signed by Liverpool manager John McKenna in October 1892, along with his older brother, Matt. Having the distinction of being one of the first players to represent the Reds he made his debut in a Lancashire League match against Hyde Park United, which Liverpool won 8-0, he went on to help the Anfield club gain promotion to the Football League Division Two at the first attempt.

He was also chosen to play in Liverpool's first ever League match, a 2-0 away victory this time over Middlesbrough Ironopolis. The wing man missed just one game as Liverpool went the whole season (28 games) unbeaten, they then went on to beat Newton Heath, later to become Manchester United, in the promotion test match. Liverpool's stay in the top flight was brief, being relegated straight back down to the second tier by the end of their first season in Division One.

McQueen moved to Derby County in July 1895 and played for them in the 1898 FA Cup Final. He also represented QPR, Gainsborough Trinity, Fulham, Norwich City, Hibernian and Kilmarnock during his career.

Jimmy Turner

James Turner (6 October 1866 – 25 November 1903) was an English footballer, who played in the Football League for Bolton Wanderers, Derby County and Stoke. He also gained three caps for England.

Len Benbow

Leonard Benbow (3 May 1876 – 1946) was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Nottingham Forest and Stoke.Benbow played for Oswestry United and Shrewsbury Town before joining Nottingham Forest in 1897. He won the 1898 FA Cup with Forest and scored 22 goals for the club in 62 games. He spent the 1900–01 season at Stoke scored four goals in 24 matches and ended his career with Northampton Town.

List of Nottingham Forest F.C. players

This is a list of notable footballers who have played for Nottingham Forest. The aim is for this list to include all players that have played 100 or more senior matches for the club. Other players who have played an important role for the club can be included, but the reason why they have been included should be added in the 'Notes' column.

For a list of all Nottingham Forest players, major or minor, with a Wikipedia article, see Category:Nottingham Forest F.C. players, and for the current squad see the main Nottingham Forest F.C. article.

Nottingham Forest F.C.

Nottingham Forest Football Club, often referred to as simply Forest, is a professional football club based in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, England in the Nottingham urban area. Forest were founded in 1865 and have played home matches at the City Ground since 1898. The move to the City Ground was funded after beating local rivals Derby County in the FA cup final the same year. They compete in the EFL Championship, the second tier of the English football league system. They are currently the oldest club in the Football League.Forest have won one League title, two FA Cups, four League Cups, one FA Charity Shield, two European Cups, and one UEFA Super Cup. Their most successful period was under the management reign of Brian Clough and Peter Taylor between 1976 and 1982.

In Clough's last decade at the club Forest won the 1989 and 1990 League Cups, before a loss to Tottenham in the 1991 FA Cup final and then ultimately got relegated in 1993. Upon an immediate return, Forest finished third in the Premier League in 1995, before the club got relegated again in 1997 and once more in 1999 after a brief return, the club having not returned to the Premier League since. The club have mostly competed in the top two league tiers during their history except for five seasons in the third tier.

Forest have contested the Nottingham derby with their city rivals Notts County, although Forest have predominantly played in higher leagues, so their meetings have only been sporadic.

Tom McInnes (footballer, born 1873)

Thomas "Tom" Fair MacAulay McInnes (8 July 1873 – 1 December 1937) was a Scottish professional footballer.McInnes scored 65 goals from 246 appearances in the Football League playing as a forward for Nottingham Forest and Lincoln City. McInnes played in the Scottish Football League for Clyde and Port Glasgow Athletic,

Willie Wragg

William Arthur Wragg (1875 – after 1904) was an English professional footballer who made 119 appearances in the Football League playing for Nottingham Forest, Leicester Fosse, Small Heath and Chesterfield Town.Wragg was born in Radford, Nottinghamshire. He played local football before joining Nottingham Forest in April 1896. In the early part of his career he played at wing half, and from this position he created Forest's first goal in the 1898 FA Cup Final. From his free kick from the left near the by-line, the ball came to Arthur Capes who shot through a crowd of defenders. Wragg later aggravated a first-half injury and had to move out to the wing, unable to take much further part in the game. After three years and 58 appearances in all competitions, he joined Leicester Fosse, where he spent two seasons, made 50 appearances in the Second Division playing at full back, and became the club's free kick specialist.A move to Small Heath brought him just the one first-team appearance because of the form of George Adey. In August 1901 he joined Southern League club Watford, and a year later moved to Hinckley Town of the Midland League. He returned to the Football League to play 20 Second Division games for Chesterfield Town, and then went back to non-league football with Accrington Stanley, Doncaster Rovers and Brighton & Hove Albion.

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