Player Info

  • Cuthbert John Ottaway

  • Born: 20th July 1850, Dover, Kent

  • Died: 2nd April 1878, Westminster, London aged 27

  • Positions whilst with England: Forward

  • Clubs whilst with England: Oxford University

  • Ottaway was a sporting all-rounder having kept wicket for Kent & Middlesex, represented Oxford University at rackets, real tennis and athletics. He was part of the Oxford University team that won the FA Cup in 1874. He also played for the Old Etonians and Crystal Palace. CW Alcock noted in his football annual in 1874 that Ottaway was 'an excellent forward, being fast and very skilful in pilotting the ball'. He was on the FA Committee during 1872-73. A barrister by profession and tragically died at 27 after 'a rapid decline brought on by a cold' whilst he was, apparently, 'at a dance'.

Career Statistics

Match Statistics

    • Match Type
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Friendly
    • 2
    • 0
    • 2
    • 180
    • 0
    • 0
    • Competitive
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
      • Home, Away or Neutral
      • Caps
      • Goals
      • Capt
      • Mins
      • Away
      • 2
      • 0
      • 2
      • 180
      • 0
      • 0
        • Match Result
        • Caps
        • Goals
        • Capt
        • Mins
        • Drawn
        • 1
        • 0
        • 1
        • 90
        • 0
        • 0
        • Lost
        • 1
        • 0
        • 1
        • 90
        • 0
        • 0
        • Total
        • 2
        • 0
        • 2
        • 180
        • 0
        • 0

        Managers

          • Managers
          • Caps
          • Goals
          • Capt
          • Mins
          • Committee
          • 2
          • 0
          • 2
          • 180
          • 0
          • 0

            Team Mates (Top Ten)

            Sources

            • An English Football Internationals' Who's Who by Douglas Lamming (Hutton Press 1990)
            • Association Football in Victorian England by Philip Gibbons (Minerva Press 2001)
            • The Early FA Cup Finals by Keith Warsop (SoccerData 2004)
            • ESPN cricinfo.com Cuthbert Ottaway
            • Birth Registration Sep 1850 Dover 5 117
            • Death Registration Jun 1878 St.Geo.H.Sq. 1a 271
            • England's Who's Who by Tony Matthews (Pitch Publishing 2013)