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Bentley, John James (1860–1918), journalist and football administrator, was born at Chapel Town, Turton, Lancashire, on 14 June 1860, the third of four sons of John Bentley, a grocer, and his wife, Ann Beavan. Turton was only a small village but what may have been the first football club in ...

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Nicholas Fishwick and Roland Fishwick

Clegg, Sir (John) Charles (1850–1937), football administrator, was born in Sheffield on 15 June 1850, the eldest son of William Johnson Clegg (d. 1895) and his wife, Mary (née Sykes). His father was an ambitious solicitor and politician, active in the temperance movement, who became mayor of ...

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Sir (John) Charles Clegg (1850–1937) by Elliott & Fry, 1900 © Empics

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Hutton, Alexander Watson (1853–1936), schoolteacher and football administrator, was born at 29 Eglinton Street, Gorbals, Glasgow, on 10 June 1853, the son of Robert Hutton (1821–1855), and his wife, Ellen, née Watson (1822–1858). His parents were grocers from Fife, who migrated first to ...

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Alexander Watson Hutton (1853–1936) by unknown photographer, c.1899 © reserved

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Marindin, Sir Francis Arthur (1838–1900), soldier, railway inspector, and football administrator, was born in Weymouth, Dorset, on 1 May 1838. Of Huguenot descent, he was the second son of the Revd Samuel Marindin (1807–1852), originally from Chesterton in Shropshire, and his wife, Isabella...

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McGregor, William (1847–1911), football administrator, was born in Braco, Perthshire. Little is known about him before he moved in 1870 to Birmingham, where he and his brother Peter opened a linen draper's shop at 306–7 Summer Lane, Newtown, then about a mile from the city centre. He does not seem to have been much of a football player himself, although he had played the game with other boys in ...

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Miller, Charles William (1874–1953), footballer and administrator, was born in Bras, an industrial neighbourhood in São Paulo, Brazil, on 24 November 1874, the second son of John Miller (1844–1886), a Scottish merchant and commission agent, and his wife, Charlotte (Carlota), née Fox (...

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Millichip, Sir Frederick Albert [Bert] (1914–2002), football administrator, was born on 5 August 1914 at 115 High Street, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, the son of Hugh Bowater Millichip, a master saddler (later a leather goods manufacturer and sports outfitter) and his wife, Lily, née...

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Sir Frederick Albert Millichip (1914–2002) by Matthew Ashton, 1998 © Empics

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Prest, William (1830–1885), football administrator and wine merchant, was born in York, probably on 1 April 1830, one of five sons of John Prest, a successful merchant in the city, and his wife, Arabella. He attended private schools in York from c.1840 to 1848. His father bought ...

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Quinton, Sir John Grand (1929–2012), banker and football executive, was born at Hilton, 23 The Avenues, Recreation Road, Norwich, on 21 December 1929, the younger son and second of the three children of William Grand Quinton (1898–1968), then a clerk at Barclays Bank...

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Sutcliffe, Charles Edward (1864–1939), football administrator, was born at 38 Parsonage Street, Burnley, Lancashire, on 8 July 1864, the second of the four sons of John Sutcliffe, solicitor's clerk and later solicitor, and his wife, Jane Pollard Brown. He followed his father and elder brother into the legal profession by joining the family firm in ...