Howard Vaughton


Howard Vaughton

Oliver Howard Vaughton was a footballer born 1 September1861 in Aston, Birmingham died 6 January 1937 in Birmingham.

He played as a forward for Aston Villa before the Football League was formed between 1880 and 1888. He was part of Villa's first FA Cup final victory in 1887. He played in 26 FA Cup matches, scoring 15 goals.

He was also Aston Villa's first senior international, playing for England five times scoring six goals, five of these in a 13-0 victory over Ireland in Belfast on 18 February 1882, with his Villa team-mate Arthur Brown contributing four. Therefore Oliver Vaughton holds the record as the most goals scored by one player during an England international football match.

After his football career ended he ran a silversmith's firm and was charged with making a new FA Cup after the original disappeared in mysterious circumstances in 1895. [icons.org.uk: [http://www.icons.org.uk/theicons/collection/fa-cup/features/fa-cup-theft Stealing the FA Cup] ]

Howard Vaughton was also British skating champion and also played cricket for both Staffordshire and Shropshire. A road in Birmingham is also named after the Vaughton Family, which still holds strong links to Birmingham and other areas such as Wales. One of Howard Vaughton's Descendants, Jonny Vaughton, now plays rugby union for the Ospreys and recently competed for Wales' 7's team in the 2006 Commonwealth games in Australia.

The Villa News and Record 1 Sept. 1906

References

External links

* [http://www.englandfc.com/Profiles/php/PlayerProfileByName.php?id=997 England profile]
* [http://www.iffhs.de/?c02bc4ac1398c433ccdd52b9b95405fdcdc3bfcdc0aec70aeeda083f0e IFFHS profile]


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