1885 in Australian soccer

The 1885 season was the second season of competitive association football in Australia. The South British Football Soccer Association introduced their NSW football league (now known as the National Premier Leagues NSW) as the first league competition in Australia.

League competitionsEdit

Federation Competition[1] Winners Runners-up Third place
South British Football Soccer Association Sydney Badge Series[2] Caledonians Wanderers

Cup competitionsEdit

Federation Competition[3] Winners Runners-up Venue Result
Anglo-Australian Football Association NSW Association Cup Granville Caledonian 3–1
Anglo-Australian Football Association George and George Challenge Cup Richmond Prahran 2–1

Representative matchesEdit

New South Wales and Victoria played a match on 16 July 1885 at East Melbourne Cricket Ground.[4] Victoria won the match 4–0 with two goals by H. Dunbar and one goal each from F. Ware and U.F. Robbins.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Australia – List of Regional Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 18 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Australia – New South Wales 1885". RSSSF. 21 October 2021.
  3. ^ "Australia – List of Regional Cup Winners". RSSSF. Retrieved 7 March 2022.
  4. ^ Boric, Mark. "Victoria v New South Wales". ozfootball.net.