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On July 20, 1871, in the offices of The Sportsman newspaper, C. W. Alcock proposed that “a Challenge Cup should be established in connection with the Association”, giving birth to the FA Cup – the first competition in the history of World football.  Four first-round matches were the first FA Cup games ever played – on November 11, 1871. The first Cup goal was scored by Clapham Rovers player Jarvis Kenrick in a 3-0 win over Upton Park (Kenrick scoring twice in the process).