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John Bain

Oxford University AFC & Old Wykehamists FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 0 D 0 L 1 F 1: A 3
0% successful


disciplined: none
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Full name John Bain
Born 15 July 1854 in Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Baptised 24 August 1854 in Bothwell

Census Notes

According to the 1861 census, John Baine was the eldest of four children, to Joseph and Charlotte (née Piper). They live with his uncle and his children, as well as five servants. His father is a solicitor and they live at Sweethope in Bothwell.

According to the 1871 census, John is now a pupil at Warden's House in St Mary's College in Winchester, Hampshire.

According to the 1881 census, John is a B.A. Oxford Classical assistant at Marlborough and Pershute at Marlborough College in Wiltshire.

Cannot be found on the 1891 census.

According to the 1901 census, John is now a schoolmaster boarding with Thomas and Martha Burgess, at 84/85 High Street in Marlborough.

According to the 1911 census, John is now the Assistant Master at Marlborough College, still boarding with the Burgess' in the Marlborough High Street.

Married to Frances Preece [registered in Haverfordwest, South Wales, March 1927].
Died 7 August 1929 at Mount Pleasant, Saint David's, aged 75 years 23 days [registered in Haverfordwest, September 1929]. This is the only 75 year-old John Bain in the death register in 1929. Left £3690 to his wife.
Height/Weight not known


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Attended Sherborne School, Winchester College and Oxford University, earning his Blue in 1876.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1876-77;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 43rd players (48) to appear for England.
Position(s) Forward
Only match No. 6, 3 March 1877, England 1 Scotland 3, a friendly match at The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London, aged 22 years 231 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Bain is definitely the only Scotsman to play for England

Beyond England

A barrister, called to the Bar 1880, he was master of Marlborough College 1879-83 and from 1886 to his retirement in 1913. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.19.


John Bain - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Minutes Goals Goals Ave. min Comp.
Captain Discipline
1 1 0 90 0 0 min 0 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.


John Bain - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - Friendly 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0 0 1.00 3.00 00.0 -1
All 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0 0 1.00 3.00 00.0 -1


John Bain - Match History

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 1 full capx

 Club: Oxford University F.C. & Old Wykehamists F.C. - 1 full cap  
Age 22
1 6 3 March 1877 - England 1 Scotland 3, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HL Start for