1891 in football
- March 14th : Everton (14 victories, 1 no one and 7 defeats) is crowned champion of England of football.
- March 25th : Finale of 20th F Cup (161 registered voters). Blackburn Rovers 3, Notts County FC 1. 23.000 spectators in Kennington Oval.
- May 7th : In Sunderland, England beats Wales 4-1.
- May 21st : Dumbarton and Rangers F.C divide the first championship of Scotland. To equality of points at the conclusion of the season, the two formations do not manage to be decided between at the time of a match of support, 2-2.
- KB gains the championship of Copenhagen.
- the London football club of “Royal Arsenal” becomes the Woolwich Arsenal and passes professional. It is the first club of the South of the country to cross Rubicon.
- September : The arbitration trio makes its appearance on stage on the English football fields. Until there, the arbitration was entrusted to two Umpires on the ground and a Referee in platform. The Umpires which were indicated by the captains of each team did not whistle the faults, and were satisfied to pronounce arbitrations at the request of the captains. The referee in platform was charged to slice, in call, between the two Umpires . This system having shown its limits, the referee becomes only referee of field, while both Umpires are pushed back along the touchlines. The referee of the center is from now on only Master on board a match and it is now him which announces the faults by a whistle and fixes the sentence. It can in particular use of a new sanction: the penalty.
- September 13rd : Match of stopping between Old Caledonians and Saint-Andrew' S, with perfect equality (6 victories, 1 no one and 1 defeat) at the conclusion of the first edition of the championship of Argentina of football. Saint-Andrews asserts 3-1, but the Federation indicates the two formations champions…
- September 14th : John Heath of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC registers the first goal on penalty of the history of football.
- Of the British (Scot mainly) resident with Paris found the French club of the White-Rovers.
- February 26th: Carlo Carcano, Italian footballer
- April 1st: Enrico Sardi, Italian footballer
- April 6th: Sidney Bowser, English footballer
- April 10th: Frank Barson, English footballer
- July 17th: Maurice Gravelines, French footballer
- September 22nd: Charles Buchan, English footballer
- November 28th: John Alderson, English footballer
- Fernand Faroux, French footballer
- Albert Parsys, French footballer
- Alfred Roth, French footballer
- May: Albert Aldridge, English footballer
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