Arthur Fitzgerald Kinnaird, 11th Lord Kinnaird KT (16 February 1847–30 January 1923) was a principal of The Football Association and a leading footballer. The Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle is an Order of chivalry associated with Scotland. Events 1249 - Andrew of Longjumeau is dispatched by Louis IX of France as his ambassador to meet with the Khan of the Mongols Year 1847 ( MDCCCXLVII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common Events 1648 - Eighty Years' War: The Treaty of Münster is signed ending the conflict between the Netherlands and Spain Year 1923 ( MCMXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Football Association, also known as simply The FA, is the governing body of football in England and the Crown Dependencies of Jersey Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered
As a player, Kinnaird had a remarkable record. Having played in the second FA Cup final in 1873, he took part in a further eight - an unmatched total of nine finals in all. The Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the FA Cup, is a knockout cup competition in English football, run by and named after He was on the winning side three times with Wanderers and twice with the Old Etonians, a record not bettered to this day, and celebrated his fifth Cup Final victory by standing on his head in front of the pavilion. The Wanderers Football Club were an Amateur football club based in Battersea, in the London Borough of Wandsworth, and were one of the leading The Old Etonians Football Club is an English football club whose players are taken from previous attendees of Eton College, in Eton, Berkshire
In the course of his career as a Cup Final player, Kinnaird played in every position, from goalkeeper to forward. It was while playing in goal for Wanderers in the 1877 final that he suffered the indignity of scoring the first significant own goal in football history, accidentally stepping backwards over his own goal line after fielding an innocuous long shot from an Oxford University forward. Year 1877 ( MDCCCLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common An own goal occurs in Association football and other goal-scoring games when a player scores a goal that is registered against his or her own team Oxford University Association Football Club is an English football club representing the University of Oxford. The goal was not formally credited to Kinnaird until early football records were re-examined a century later, and it has been speculated - without there being any evidence - that the player used his influence as a member of the FA council to have the embarrassing record expunged. The Football Association, also known as simply The FA, is the governing body of football in England and the Crown Dependencies of Jersey In fact the confusion appears to have been caused by the haphazard match reporting typical of the earliest days of the Association game.
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Kinnaird was a proponent of "hacking", the then controversial skill of aiming kicks at an opponent's shins; he regarded the practice as essential to the "manliness" of the Association game. He was renowned as perhaps the toughest tackler of his day, involving himself in so much rough play that his wife once expressed the fear that he would "come home one day with a broken leg. " Hearing her comment, a friend, who knew his Kinnaird, is said to have responded: "You must not worry, madam. If he does, it will not be his own. "
Sportswriters and fellow international queued to pay tribute to Kinnaird's skill as a footballer both during and after his career. He was, according to "Tityrus" (J. A. H. Catton), editor of the Athletic News, of
As an administrator, Kinnaird was an FA committeeman at the age of 22, in 1869. He became treasurer 8 years later and president 13 years after that, replacing Major Francis Marindin. Colonel Sir Francis Arthur Marindin KCMG RE (retired (1838-1900 served with the Royal Engineers and was a key figure in the early development of Football (soccer He was to remain president for the next 33 years until his death in 1923, just months before the opening of Wembley Stadium. Wembley Stadium is a Stadium in Wembley, located in the London Borough of Brent in London, England.
Outside of football he was president of the YMCA in England, a director of Barclays Bank and Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1907, 1908 and 1909. The Young Men's Christian Association (" YMCA " or " the Y " was founded on June 6, 1844 in London England by a young man Barclays PLC is a major global financial services provider operating in Europe, North America, the Middle East, Latin America, Australia The Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland is the British Sovereign's personal representative to the General Assembly of the In Bromley there is a road named after him!