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Old Etonians
Full name Old Etonians Association Football Club
Nickname(s) OEs
Founded c. 1871
Ground Dutchman's Playing Fields
Pococks Lane
Chairman James Scobie
Manager N/A (Not applicable)
Website Club home page

The Old Etonians Football Club is an English football club whose players are taken from previous attendees of Eton College, in Eton, Berkshire.


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 1879.

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
  • Finalists: 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, 2009–10

International players

Several Old Etonians players were capped for England, either while 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 F.C.):

  • Rupert Anderson (1 cap)
  • Lindsay Bury (1 cap)
  • Edward Christian (1 cap)
  • Arthur Dunn (2 caps)
  • Harry Goodhart (3 caps)
  • Robert Cunliffe Gosling (5 caps)
  • John Hawtrey (2 caps)
  • Herbert Whitfeld (1 cap)

Anderson, Bury and Whitfeld made their only appearances together, on 18 January 1879 against Wales. Whitfeld scored in a 2–1 victory.

Other Old Etonians who later played for England include:

  • Alexander Bonsor
  • Percy de Paravicini
  • Alfred Lyttelton
  • Reginald Macaulay
  • Cuthbert Ottaway
  • John Frederick Peel Rawlinson

Club founder Lord Kinnaird made one appearance for Scotland in 1873, the second ever international match.

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