Reginald Macaulay

Reginald Macaulay

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Reginald Heber Macaulay (24 August 1858 – 15 December 1937) was an amateur English footballer who won the FA Cup with Old Etonians in 1882 and made one appearance for England in 1881 playing as a forward.

Career

Macaulay was born in Hodnet, Shropshire and educated at Eton College, where he played for the college "soccer" team in 1878. He went up to King's College, Cambridge where he won a Cambridge University "Blue" in 1881 and 1882. He was also an athlete and represented the university between 1879 and 1882 at the high jump and the quarter mile, becoming the Amateur Athletic Association high jump champion in 1879.

He continued to play for the Old Etonians whilst at university, helping them reach successive finals from 1881 to 1883, losing out 3–0 to Old Carthusians in 1881 and going down to a surprise 2–1 defeat to Blackburn Olympic in 1883. In the 1882 FA Cup Final, however, he scored the only goal in a 1–0 victory over Blackburn Rovers. According to the match report in Gibbons' "Association Football in Victorian England", "following an expert through ball by Dunn, Macaulay steered the ball between the Blackburn goalposts to secure a well-deserved half-time lead". The Old Etonians were able to prevent Blackburn from scoring in the second half, thus claiming the cup for the second time in three years.

His solitary appearance for England came...
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