The Old Etonians Football Club
is an English football
club whose players are taken from previous attendees of Eton College
, in Eton
Founded by Lord Kinnaird
, they were the last amateur or "true blue" club to win the FA Cup
on 25 March 1882 when they beat Blackburn Rovers
1-0 at The Oval
. They lost 2-1 after extra time to another Blackburn club, Blackburn Olympic
, the following year.
In all, they reached the final six times in nine years between 1875 and 1883, winning twice. They also supplied a number of players for the England team
, including three in one match against Wales
In modern times, Old Etonians are members of the Amateur Football Alliance
and field three teams in the Arthurian League
. The 1st XI have won the league's Premier Division title on two occasions.
List of honours
- FA Cup winners 1879, 1882; runners-up 1875, 1876, 1881, 1883
- Arthurian League
- Premier Division Champions 1992-93, 2004-05
- Division One Champions 1985-86
- Division Two Champions (2nd XI) 1992-93, 1997-98, 1999-2000, 2003-04
- Division Three Champions (3rd XI) 1995-96, 2004-05
- Division Four Champions (4th XI) 1989-90, 1993-94
- Arthur Dunn Cup winners 2004-05
Several Old Etonians players were capped for England
, either whilst with the club or subsequently.
The following eight scholars played for England whilst with the club (with the number of caps received whilst registered with Old Etonians......