Francis Hornby Birley
Born: 14th March 1850, Chorlton, Manchester
Died: 1st August 1910, Lingfield, Surrey aged 60
Positions whilst with England: Half Back
- Birley won the FA Cup with Oxford University in 1874 and captained Wanderers in their 1876 and 1877 FA Cup wins. He was originally selected to win his third cap for England as captain for the 1876 Scotland game but was unavailable for reasons unknown. Played cricket for Lancashire, Surrey and minor county Cheshire. A Barrister by profession, called to the bar at Inner Temple in January 1876.
- An English Football Internationals' Who's Who by Douglas Lamming (Hutton Press 1990)
- The Early FA Cup Finals by Keith Warsop (SoccerData 2004) p 63.
- England's Who's Who by Tony Matthews (Pitch Publishing 2013)
- ESPN cricinfo.com