Liverpool St. Helens founded in 1866 not 1857?

Discussion in 'Cheshire (North West)' started by Martin, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. Martin

    Martin Administrator Staff Member

    From my research there is certainly a Liverpool FC playing rugby in November 1857 but they cease at some point before 1866 and the current Liverpool St Helens club started in 1866. A press cutting says there are no Liverpool football clubs in 1866 (The Sportsman - Saturday 22 December 1866)and the 1869 Football Annual clearly states an 1866 foundation for Liverpool FC. So early rugby football was played in Liverpool but not continuously since 1857 but from 1866 as Liverpool FC.

    If anyone has proof of the club continuing between 1857 and 1866 please contact me.

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