Sporting Highlights for 1872

Here are some of the sporting highlights in the world of sport for 1872. This was a significant year in football/soccer history - the first international football match was played, between teams from Scotland and England, played in Glasgow Scotland. It was also the first year the English FA Cup was held, the Wanderers defeating the Royal Engineers 1-0.

It was the 12th British Open Championship, and it was won by Tom Morris, Jnr for the fourth successive time.

Below is a timeline of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 1872. OK, it is not much of a timeline with this many events, but not much was going on in world sports at this time.

Date Results
13 Sept Golf British Open won by Tom Morris, Jnr
30 Nov first international football match was played, between teams from Scotland and England

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