The Ultimate Database, part of the National Football Archive, contains line-ups and scorers from the start of the Football League in 1888.  There were thousands of games played before this date, and you are invited to participate in a project to find the dates, results, line-ups and scorers of all games of association football from 1864 to 1888.

This is not too difficult in the early years of the game, when only a handful of matches took place under "association rules".  By the 1880s however, we are dealing with hundreds of clubs and thousands of matches.

At the time of writing, only a fraction of these games are included in the spreadsheet.  Your co-operation is requested in adding to it.  The spreadsheet is a Google Document which will be found at the following link:


There are no restrictions placed on your use of the data.  When adding to it, please take every care since no-one will check or monitor your work. 

In the event of any queries, please email Tony at soccer@innotts.co.uk