1880 FA Cup Final
The 1880 FA Cup Final was contested by Clapham Rovers and Oxford University at the Kennington Oval. Clapham Rovers won 1–0, the only goal being scored by Clopton Lloyd-Jones.
|Oxford University 0
| || |
|GK || Percival Parr |
|DF || Claude Wilson |
|DF || Charles James Stuart King|
|MF || Francis Phillips || |
|MF || Bertram Rogers |
|MF || Reginald Thomas Heygate |
|FW || Rev George B Childs |
|FW || John Eyre |
|FW || Francis Crowdy |
|FW || Evelyn Harry Hill|
|FW || John Lubbock |
This match was subject of a spoof anecdote, written in 2006 by journalist John Walsh as a guest editor of a charity issue of The Independent in a list of five "least successful guest-star interventions in history", in which Oscar Wilde was a guest player on the Oxford team, but demurred from a chance to score at the last minute. The anecdotes are purely comedy fiction. Wilde was known for a disdain of 'manly sports' (apart from occasional boxing at university).
- ↑ The Independent, Thursday 16 May 2006; Tales of the City, by John Walsh. The other anecdotes involved Bob Dylan, Groucho Marx, Philip Larkin and Margaret Thatcher.
- ↑ Ellmann, Richard (1988). Oscar Wilde. Vintage Books: New York. p. 39. ISBN 978-0-394-75984-5.