Referee Francis Arthur Marindin bio

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with the Royal Engineers football team
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Born
1838-05-01
Intl. since
0000-01-01
Hometown
Country
England
Speaks
English
Occupation
Hobbies
 
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The Major

2009-10-08

An Eton educated major with the Royal Engineers (Sappers) who fought in the Crimean war, Francis Marindin founded the Royal Engineers Football team, played 3 FA Cup finals and won one (1875). After he retired from the Army, he took charge of no less than 9 FA Cup finals between 1880 and 1890

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Sir Francis was also president of the FA between 1874 and 1879, senior inspector of the railways and he helped develop London's new electrical lighting system.
Francis Marindin died in 1900.

From our reporter: James Ng