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The following are events in 1871 which are relevant to the development of association football . Included are events in closely related codes, such as the Sheffield Rules.
Archibald Hunter, was the first captain of Aston Villa to lift the FA Cup, in 1887. He was one of Victorian football's first household names.
Steven Davis is a Northern Irish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Scottish Premiership club Rangers and is the captain of the Northern Ireland national team. Davis made his full international debut in 2005 and has since been capped 126 times at senior level to become the most capped player in Northern Ireland, scoring twelve goals. Davis' 126 caps for Northern Ireland makes him the most-capped British player in history, a record previously held by former England goalkeeper, Peter Shilton, with 125 caps. He captained his nation at UEFA Euro 2016.
Paul Lambert is a Scottish professional football manager and former player, who was most recently the manager of Ipswich Town.
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The 1976–77 season was the 97th season of competitive football in England. This year The Football League revamped the tie-breaking criteria for teams level on points, replacing the traditional goal average tie-breaker with one based on goal difference to try to encourage more scoring. Coloured red and yellow cards were introduced for the first time in domestic English football.
Howard Spencer was an English professional footballer. Often referred to as the "Prince of Fullbacks" due to his sportsmanship and ability, Spencer is considered one of the greatest Aston Villa captains of all time. In his 13 years as a senior player, he helped the side to four First Division championships and three FA Cup victories, as well as becoming the first Aston Villa player to captain England.
The following are events in the 1860s decade which are relevant to the development of association football. Included are events in closely related codes, such as the Sheffield Rules. All events happened in English football unless specified otherwise.
The following are events in 1870 which are relevant to the development of association football. Included are events in closely related codes, such as the Sheffield Rules.
The following are events in 1872 which are relevant to the development of association football. Included are events in closely related codes, such as the Sheffield Rules.
The following are events in 1874 which are relevant to the development of association football. Included are events in closely related codes, such as the Sheffield Rules.
Derek 'Doc' Pace was a footballer who played in the position of Striker for Sheffield United and Aston Villa.
Archibald Lee "Archie" Goodall was an Irish footballer who made 429 appearances in the Football League for Preston North End, Aston Villa, Derby County, Glossop and Wolverhampton Wanderers. He won 10 caps at full international level for Ireland. Goodall could play in the centre half and forward positions.
John Campbell was a Scottish footballer, who played for Celtic, Aston Villa, Third Lanark and the Scotland national team.
William Garraty was a footballer in the early years of professional football in England, who played for Aston Villa from August 1897 to September 1908. Before playing for Villa he played for Aston Shakespeare. Garraty was capped once by England appearing in a game against Wales in 1903.
The 2006–07 season was Reading Football Club's first season in the Premier League, and their first season in the top flight of English football. Reading also participated in the League Cup, beating Darlington in the second round before losing 4–3 to Liverpool at Anfield. Reading entered the FA Cup at the third round stage, defeating Burnley 3–2 and then Birmingham City by the same score to meet Manchester United in the Fifth Round. After drawing the initial game 1–1 at Old Trafford, Reading lost 2–3 at home in the replay ten days later, conceding the three goals in the first six minutes of the match. They finished the season in eighth place, collecting 55 points from 38 matches.
James McEwan was a Scottish professional footballer, who usually played at right wing. He played for Arbroath and Raith Rovers in Scotland before settling in the West Midlands in England playing for Aston Villa and Walsall.
Daniel Blair was a Scottish football player who began his senior career in North America before finishing it in England. He also earned eight caps with the Scottish national team.
Andrew McCombie was a Scottish international footballer who played at right back for North East England rival clubs Sunderland and Newcastle United. He won the Football League championship with both clubs, and was twice on the losing side in the FA Cup final. He went on to have a long career as a coach with Newcastle.
The 2015 FA Cup Final was an association football match played between Arsenal and Aston Villa at Wembley Stadium, London, on 30 May 2015. Organised by the Football Association (FA), it was the 134th final of the Football Association Challenge Cup and the showpiece match of English football's primary cup competition.