Oxford University A.F.C.

Oxford University
Full name Oxford University
Association Football Club
Nickname(s) Blues
Founded 9 November 1871 (1871-11-09)
Ground Iffley Road Stadium,
Oxford, England
Ground Capacity 499
Manager England Mickey Lewis
Captain England Laurence Wroe
League BUCS MARS Midlands Division 1A
2015-16 BUCS MARS Midlands Division 1A, 4th
Website Club home page

Oxford University Association Football Club is an English football club representing the University of Oxford.


Formed on 9 November 1871,[1] the club was a giant of the 1870s, winning the FA Cup 2–0 against Royal Engineers in 1874 and finishing the competition as runners-up in 1873, 1877 and 1880, the last year they competed.[2] The club merged with OUWAFC, the women's club, in 1998.[3]

The club left the Iffley Road rugby football ground, which it shared with Oxford University Rugby Football Club, in 1921 and moved to the nearby Iffley Road Stadium.[3]

The famous club Pegasus of the 1950s was formed from the Oxford and Cambridge University teams.

In recent years OUAFC has competed in the British University and College Sports (BUCS) leagues as well as contesting the annual Varsity Football Match against Cambridge University.

England internationals

Twenty-two Oxford players were capped for England, including three of the team which took part in the first international match on 30 November 1872: Frederick Chappell, Arnold Kirke-Smith and Cuthbert Ottaway.[1]

Oxford University A.F.C.'s F.A. Cup winning side of 1874. Standing: Vidal, Green, Mackarness, Johnson, Benson, Birley, Nepean; Seated: Ottaway, Patton, Maddison, Rawson.
Oxford University AFC before travelling to Austria 1899 . Morgan Maddox Morgan-Owen, seated, bottom right.

The full list of England players (with the number of caps received whilst registered with Oxford University A.F.C.):[1]

Wales internationals

The following five players were capped for Wales whilst registered with Oxford University A.F.C.:[4]


  1. 1 2 3 "Oxford University AFC Profile". England Football Online. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  2. Oxford University at the Football Club History Database
  3. 1 2 "History of OUAFC". Oxford University AFC. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  4. Davies, Gareth; Garland, Ian (1991). Who's Who of Welsh International Soccer Players. Bridge Books. ISBN 1-872424-11-2.
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