The Youdan Cup : 150 years old this month

The Youdan Cup is the oldest football competition in the world and it celebrates it’s 150 birthday this month. Twelve Sheffield football clubs entered the first round, played on the 16th of February 1867 and the final was on March 5th between Hallam FC and Norfolk FC with Hallam winning by two rouges to nil.

I will be blogging more about the world’s oldest knock out cup later this month.

New Book coming out this summer called:

“A History of Sheffield Football 1857-1889: Speed, Science and Bottom”

Having spent the last 3 years reclassifying all the English football clubs from 1857 into a chronological order I can now start to release the new information in geographic regions. Of course, I had to start at the beginning with a history of the ninety-five football clubs that played in Sheffield in this period. Not just a book about United and Wednesday but a narrative on the spiritual home of Association football.