1884–85 in English football

The 1884–1885 season was the 14th season of competitive football in England.

National team

England finished second in the British Home Championship, which was won by Scotland.

Date Venue Opponents Score* Comp England scorers
28 February 1885 Whalley Range, Manchester (H)  Ireland 4–0 BHC Charles Bambridge (Swifts), James Brown (Blackburn Rovers) & Benjamin Spilsbury (Cambridge University)
William Eames (Own goal)
14 March 1885 Leamington Road, Blackburn (H)  Wales 1–1 BHC Clement Mitchell (Upton Park) (35 mins)
21 March 1885 Kennington Oval, London (H)  Scotland 1–1 BHC Charles Bambridge (Swifts) (57 mins)

* England score given first


Note – Some sources credit England's third goal as a Joe Lofthouse goal, but match reports clearly state an Eames own goal.


Competition Winner
FA CupBlackburn Rovers (2)
Home Championship Scotland

Notes = Number in parentheses is the times that club has won that honour. * indicates new record for competition

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