Varsity Football Match | University of Oxford
Cuppers football match
Cuppers football match
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Varsity Football Match

In 2014, Cambridge won the 130th Varsity match 4-2.

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 50 to Oxford and 49 to Cambridge, with 30 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.