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1875 In Sports

1875 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.


  • American football 1
  • Association football 2
  • Baseball 3
  • Boxing 4
  • Cricket 5
  • Golf 6
  • Horse racing 7
  • Ice hockey 8
  • Rowing 9
  • Rugby football 10
  • References 11

American football

College championship


  • 13 November — first edition of "The Game", the annual contest between Yale Bulldogs and Harvard Crimson, is played under a modified set of rugby football rules known as "The Concessionary Rules". Yale loses 4–0, but finds that it prefers Harvard's adopted rugby style game.

Association football


  • FA Cup finalRoyal Engineers 2–0 Old Etonians in a replay following a 1–1 draw (both games played at The Oval).
  • 5 November — Blackburn Rovers founded at a meeting of enthusiasts in the St Leger Hotel, King William St, Blackburn.
  • Birmingham City founded as Small Heath Alliance by cricketers from Holy Trinity Church in the Bordesley Green area of Birmingham.
  • Introduction of crossbars.
  • Wing play develops and the practice of "middling" (i.e., crossing) the ball is found to be effective. Heading is also introduced, apparently by players in Sheffield. Billy Mosforth of Sheffield FC is noted for his "screw shot" which gives him the ability to "bend" the ball in flight.



National championship



  • No major bouts take place in 1875. Tom Allen retains the American Championship.[1]





Major tournaments

Horse racing







Ice hockey


  • 3 March — Victoria Skating Rink in Montreal.


The Boat Race

Rugby football



  1. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – Tom Allen. Retrieved on 12 November 2009.
  2. ^ A semi-official seasonal title proclaimed by media consensus prior to December 1889 when the official County Championship is constituted.
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