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Varsity Football Match
In 2011, Oxford won the 127th Varsity match 3-1.
The Varsity Football match is one of the oldest regular fixtures in
world football, having been played every year since 1873 (with a break
for the First and Second World Wars).
The first Varsity match resulted in a 1-0 victory for Oxford, with England international Robert Vidal scoring the only goal. In 1964 Bobby Robson managed the Oxford team to a 3-1 victory at Wembley. The current running total for the matches won stands at 49 to Oxford and 48 to Cambridge, with 29 draws.
Those who compete in the Varsity match receive the much sought-after Full Blue in addition to playing a part in the history of one of football's longest-running rivalries.