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Oldest Photograph of England Football Team Ever

England team photo, 1876

The earliest known photograph of the England football team has been discovered in a library in Derby. The team picture from 1876 features ten footballers and one referee. The eleventh player missed the photocall.

The photograph was taken of the team that was to play Scotland on April 4, 1876. It was to be England’s fifth international match ever.

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4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Chris O

    May 9, 2008 at 3:00 am

    lol… I think I’m also right in saying they used to *play* in those three-piece suits back then…

  2. Brian

    May 8, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    Chris, I’ve heard rumors of an 1876 acetate recording of Match of the Day in which Aloysius Redknapp calls him a “top, top player.”

  3. Chris O

    May 8, 2008 at 11:55 am

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t Teddy Sheringham on here somewhere?

  4. damir-

    May 8, 2008 at 7:52 am

    My great-great grandfather is the one with the mustache.

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