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1880 FA Cup Final

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Champion  Clapham Rovers F.C.
Event  1879–80 FA Cup
Date  10 April 1880
1880 FA Cup Final
Venue  Kennington Oval, London
Similar  1873 FA Cup Final, 1888 FA Cup Final, 1913 FA Cup Final, 1905 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.

In Fiction

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).


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