W.G. Grace

Charlie Alcock once wrote that the 'most blackguard thing' that had happened to him in his long and distinguished sporting career was being pushed off the ball by one of his teammates at Wanderers in order that they could score. That teammate was none other than DR W.G. Grace. 

The young W.G. Grace was an all round sportsman, considerably more athletic than the later depictions of him would suggest. He played a number of games for Wanderers, and featured in the 1872 FA Cup campaign, but didn't appear in the final.

The 2 giants of 19th century sport in later life.

 Dr. Grace was the first President of the Gloucestershire Football Association (founded in 1886) and also served as a  referee.