1897 FA Cup Final

The 1897 FA Cup Final was contested by Aston Villa and Everton at Crystal Palace. Aston Villa won 3–2, with goals by John Campbell, Fred Wheldon and Jimmy Crabtree. Everton's goals came from Jack Bell and Dickie Boyle.

1897 FA Cup Final
Event1896–97 FA Cup
Date10 April 1897
VenueCrystal Palace, London
RefereeJ. Lewis

With results elsewhere going their way, Villa confirmed their status as League champions on this day. This makes them the only team to date to achieve the league and cup "double" on the same day.[1][2]

Match detailsEdit

The Aston Villa team of 1897 that won The Double
Aston Villa3–2Everton
Campbell   18'
Wheldon   35'
Crabtree   44'
Report Bell   23'
Boyle   28'
Attendance: 65,891[3]
Referee: J. Lewis
Aston Villa
Everton [4]
Jimmy Whitehouse
Howard Spencer
Jack Reynolds
Albert Evans (c)
James Cowan
Jimmy Crabtree
Charlie Athersmith
Jack Devey
John Campbell
Fred Wheldon
John Cowan
George Ramsay
Bob Menham
Peter Meechan
David Storrier
Dickie Boyle
Johnny Holt
Billy Stewart
Jack Taylor
Jack Bell
Abe Hartley
Edgar Chadwick (c)
Alf Milward
Dick Molyneux


  1. ^ See explanation at 1896–97 in English football#Overview
  2. ^ McColl, Graham (1998). The Hamlyn Illustrated History of Aston Villa, 1874–1998. Hamlyn. p. 25. ISBN 0-600-59529-3.
  3. ^ "Sporting Chronicle – 1897 FA Cup Final". Archived from the original on 30 October 2008. Retrieved 22 April 2007.
  4. ^ FA Cup Final kits, 1890–1899

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