1875 in sports

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1857 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Years in sports: 1872 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878
Centuries: 18th century · 19th century · 20th century
Decades: 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s
Years: 1872 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878

American footballEdit

College championship

Events

  • 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 footballEdit

England

  • 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.

Scotland

BaseballEdit

National championship

BoxingEdit

Events

  • No major bouts take place in 1875. Tom Allen retains the American Championship.[2]

CricketEdit

Events

England

GolfEdit

Major tournaments

Horse racingEdit

Events

England

Australia

Canada

Ireland

USA

Ice hockeyEdit

Events

RowingEdit

The Boat Race

Rugby footballEdit

Events

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Scottish Cup Past Winners | Scottish Cup | Scottish FA". www.scottishfa.co.uk. Retrieved 5 February 2021.
  2. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – Tom Allen. Retrieved on 12 November 2009.
  3. ^ A semi-official seasonal title proclaimed by media consensus prior to December 1889 when the official County Championship is constituted.