1929 FA Cup Final

The 1929 FA Cup Final was contested by Bolton Wanderers and Portsmouth at Wembley. Bolton won 2–0, with goals by Billy Butler and Harold Blackmore.

1929 FA Cup Final
Event1928–29 FA Cup
Bolton Wanderers Portsmouth
2 0
Date27 April 1929
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereeA. Josephs ( South Shields)

Match details

Bolton Wanderers2–0Portsmouth
Butler Goal 79'
Blackmore Goal 87'
Bolton Wanderers
1 England Dick Pym
2 England Bob Haworth
3 England Alex Finney
4 England Fred Kean
5 England Jimmy Seddon (c)
6 England Harry Nuttall
7 England Billy Butler
8 Scotland Jim McClelland
9 England Harold Blackmore
10 Scotland George Gibson [1]
11 Scotland Willie Cook
England Charles Foweraker
1 Scotland Jock Gilfillan
2 Northern Ireland Alec Mackie
3 England Thomas Bell
4 Scotland Jimmy Nichol
5 Scotland Johnny McIlwaine (c)
6 Scotland David Thackeray
7 England Fred Forward
8 England Jack Smith
9 England Jack Weddle
10 England David Watson
11 Wales Fred Cook
England Jack Tinn

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Replay if scores still level.

Road to Wembley

Bolton Wanderers

Round 3: Bolton Wanderers 2–0 Oldham Athletic

Round 4: Liverpool 0–0 Bolton Wanderers

Replay: Bolton Wanderers 5–2 Liverpool

Round 5: Leicester City 1–2 Bolton Wanderers

Round 6: Blackburn Rovers 1–1 Bolton Wanderers

Replay: Bolton Wanderers 2–1 Blackburn Rovers

Semi-Final: Bolton Wanderers 3–1 Huddersfield Town

(at Anfield)


Round 3: Portsmouth 2–1 Charlton Athletic

Round 4: Portsmouth 2–1 Bradford City

Round 5: Chelsea 1–1 Portsmouth

Replay: Portsmouth 1–0 Chelsea

Round 6: Portsmouth 3–2 West Ham United

Semi-Final: Portsmouth 1–0 Aston Villa

(at Highbury)


  1. ^ http://www.stamford-bridge.com/player.php?id=210&surname=Gibson&firstname=George

External links

  • "Match report". www.fa-cupfinals.co.uk. Archived from the original on 10 February 2009.
  • FA Cup Final lineups
  • FA Cup Final kits
  • F.A. Cup Final Match Cards
1928–29 FA Cup

The 1928–29 FA Cup was the 54th season of the world's oldest football cup competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the FA Cup. Bolton Wanderers won the competition for the third time, beating Portsmouth 2–0 in the final at Wembley.

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.

Billy Butler

Billy Butler may refer to:

Billy Butler (baseball) (born 1986), U.S. Major League Baseball player

Billy Butler (DJ) (born 1942), English DJ from Liverpool

Billy Butler (footballer) (1900–1966), English footballer, scorer for Bolton Wanderers in the 1929 FA Cup Final

Billy Butler (guitarist) (1925–1991), U.S. soul jazz guitarist

Billy Butler (singer) (1945–2015), U.S. soul singer

Fred Cook (Welsh footballer)

Fred Cook (born Aberdare, (1902-01-20)20 January 1902 – 1966) was a Welsh international footballer who played in the Football League as an outside-left for Aberdare Athletic, Newport County and Portsmouth, for whom he appeared in the 1929 FA Cup Final. He was part of the Wales national football team between 1925 and 1931, playing eight matches. He played his first match on 14 February 1925 against Scotland and his last match on 18 November 1931 against England.

George Gibson

George Gibson may refer to:

George Gibson (baseball) (1880–1967), Canadian baseball player

George Gibson (American football) (1905–2004), American football player

George Gibson, Lewis and Clark Expedition member

George Gibson (trade unionist) (1885–1953), British trade unionist and director of the Bank of England

George Gibson (Tasmania cricketer) (1827–1873), Australian cricketer

George Gibson (Victoria cricketer) (1827–1910), Australian cricketer

George Ernest Gibson (1884–1959), Scottish born American nuclear chemist

George Gibson Coote (1880–1959), Canadian politician

George Ralph Gibson (1878–1939), English rugby union player

George Gibson (footballer, born 1907), Scottish footballer who played for Dundee, Bolton and Chelsea, see 1929 FA Cup Final

George Gibson (footballer, born 1912) (1912–1990), English footballer

George Gibson (footballer, born 1945), Scottish footballer

George Gibson (footballer, born 2000), Norwegian footballer

George Gibson (Australian footballer) (1885–1933), Australian footballer for Essendon and Richmond

George Stacey Gibson (1818–1883), British businessman

George Alexander Gibson (1853–1913), Scottish physician

George Gibson (mathematician) (1858–1930), Scottish mathematician and academic author

History of Portsmouth F.C.

Portsmouth Football Club is a professional association football club based in Portsmouth, England which was first founded in 1898. Football was first played in Portsmouth from at least the middle on the nineteenth century, having been brought to the Victorian era military town of Portsmouth by soldiers, sailors and dockers who had originated from other towns and cities in England, particularly from the north of England where the game and rules of association football were already well established. A series of part-time amateur teams and clubs were formed in Portsmouth during the latter half on the nineteenth century as football became more popular and widespread, but none were as successful as the professional Portsmouth F.C., which continues to the present day.

Jimmy Easson

James Ferrier Easson (3 January 1906 – 1983) was a Scottish footballer who played as an inside-forward for Portsmouth in the English Football League, helping them reach the FA Cup Final in 1934. He also made three appearances for the Scotland national team.

Johnny McIlwaine

John McIlwaine (12 June 1904 – 24 April 1980) was a Scottish footballer who played as a centre half for Portsmouth, where he captained the team in the 1929 FA Cup Final, before moving to south coast rivals Southampton. He also played for Falkirk and Llanelly, whom he helped win the Welsh Football League championship in 1932–33.

Portsmouth F.C.

Portsmouth Football Club (listen) is an English professional association football club in Portsmouth, Hampshire, which plays in EFL League One, the third tier of English football. The club was founded on 5 April 1898 and home matches are played at Fratton Park in Milton, Portsmouth.

Portsmouth have been the top tier Football League Champions of England twice consecutively in 1949 and 1950. Portsmouth have also won the FA Cup twice in 1939 and 2008, the FA Charity Shield once in 1949 and the EFL Trophy once in 2019.Portsmouth have also won the second tier division title once in 2002–03, the third tier division title three times in 1923–24 (South), 1961–62, 1982–83 and the fourth tier division title once in 2016–17. In the early twentieth century, Portsmouth were also champions of the Southern Football League in 1901–02 and 1919–20. Portsmouth were also champions of the Western Football League in 1900–01, 1901–02 and 1902–03. These, and their more recent wins, make Portsmouth southern England’s most successful club (in terms of cups, honours and titles) outside of London.

Portsmouth have played in European competition for only one season in their history, the 2008–09 UEFA Cup (now UEFA Europa League), a result of winning the 2008 FA Cup Final. In this period, the club had international footballers including England players Glen Johnson, Jermain Defoe, Peter Crouch, David James and Sol Campbell. Between 2003 and 2010 the club spent seven consecutive seasons in the Premier League. The club's fortunes declined in 2010–13 when the club entered administration twice and were relegated three times, reaching the fourth tier (EFL League Two) and their lowest point since the 1979–80 season. The club were saved from liquidation after being bought out by the fan-owned Pompey Supporters Trust (PST). This made Portsmouth the largest fan-owned football club in England until 3 August 2017, when the PST sold it to The Tornante Company, an investment company owned by former Disney CEO Michael Eisner.During the last few months of the PST's ownership, Portsmouth were promoted to EFL League One after winning the fourth tier EFL League Two divisional championship title on 6 May 2017 in the final league game of the 2016–17 season. Portsmouth then became only the fifth English football club to win all four tiers of current English professional football (after Wolves, Burnley, Preston North End and Sheffield United). In addition, Portsmouth are also one of only two English football clubs to have been champions of five professional divisions including the former regional Football League Third Division South championship in the 1923–24 season. Wolverhampton Wanderers also share this distinction, having won all four divisions, plus a Football League Third Division North title win, coincidentally in the same 1923–24 season as Portsmouth won the respective South division. They have planned to more lighting and seating in 2019.

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