Casuals F.C.

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Casuals
Full nameCasuals Football Club
Founded1883
Dissolved1939 (merged with Corinthian FC to create Corinthian-Casuals FC)

Casuals F.C. were an amateur football club based in London, formed in 1883. They merged with Corinthian in 1939 to form the Corinthian-Casuals, a club which still exists.

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History

The club was formed in 1883, and was originally made up of players exclusively of the old boys of Eton School, Westminster School and Charterhouse School but were quickly expanded to include players from all Universities and public schools. [1] In the early days they would field up to five teams a week in order to meet all engagements. [1]

For the duration of the 1890 FA Cup, the team merged with that of the Old Carthusians, who had won the trophy nine years previously. [2]

They were founder members of the Isthmian League in 1905 and won the FA Amateur Cup in 1936. In their early days playing the game they would tour the country like the Corinthians, and sometimes play more than one game in the same day, and at different venues, not at the same ground. They would also play more than once or twice a week, including playing everyday except Sunday.

In 1913, they defeated New Crusaders by 3 goals to 2 in the final of the AFA Senior Cup, after the Casuals scored a winning goal in the final minute. [3]

In 1939, the club merged with Corinthian following a meeting on 4 January to form a new club Corinthian-Casuals at the end of the season. [4] [5] The merged club remains active and currently plays in Isthmian League Premier Division.

England internationals

Five Casuals players were capped for England.

The full list of England players (with the number of caps received whilst registered with Casuals F.C.) were: [6]

Honours

Winners
Finalists

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References

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  7. 1 2 "Casuals History". Corinthian Casuals F.C. Archived from the original on 22 April 2012. Retrieved 21 February 2012.