1886–87 in English football

The 1886–1887 season was the 16th season of competitive football (soccer) in England.


National team

England finished second in the 1887 British Home Championship, which was won by Scotland.

Date Venue Opponents Score* Comp scorers
6 February 1887 Bramall Lane, Sheffield (H)  Ireland 7–0 BHC Fred Dewhurst (Preston North End) (2 & 87 mins), William Cobbold (Cambridge University) (25 & 49 mins) & Tinsley Lindley (Cambridge University) (27, 43 & 52 mins)
26 February 1887 Kennington Oval, London (H)  Wales 4–0 BHC William Cobbold (Cambridge University) (14mins), Tinsley Lindley (Cambridge University) (55 & 80 mins) & Jack Powell (Own goal) (75 mins)
19 March 1887 Leamington Road, Blackburn (H)  Scotland 2–3 BHC Tinsley Lindley (Cambridge University) (32 mins) & Fred Dewhurst (Preston North End) (69 mins)

* England score given first



Competition Winner
FA CupAston Villa (1)

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

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