Percy John de Paravacini

Name:Percy John de Paravacini
Birth:15 July 1862
Clubs played for:Old Etonians FC, Corinthians FC and England FC
Football Code played:Association
Position played:Full-back
University/College:Eton and Cambridge
Biography: "He was a two-footed footballer who played full back for Old Etonians in the last all-amateur team to win the FA Cup in 1882 (they beat the professionals of Blackburn Rovers 1-0). The following year he was capped three times for England in the Home Internationals, the only international football matches in existence at the time. Percy then gave up football to concentrate on his cricketing career. He played first class cricket for Middlesex for over 12 years. Typically he was an all-rounder as well as being a top-class field."

Facts from the Football Annuals“One of the best full backs at the present time, a splendid kick with either foot, is also very fast”. 1886 Football Annual.