Reigate Priory’s history can be traced right back to 1870, not long after the FA was actually formed in 1863. In 1871, the club was one of only 15 teams that contested for a £20 silver trophy, the first ever FA Challenge Cup competition.Reigate Priory were also present when the Surrey FA (founded in 1887) decided to become affiliated to the FA on the 16th March 1882. The club was one of the original 10 teams present at the meeting that took place in Guildford. At the same time a County Senior Cup competition was introduced. The first winners of the Surrey Senior Cup were Reigate Priory who were victorious six times before the end of the century.

(Any past members which have old photographs/memorabilia, the club would be interested in scanning for the development of the club’s history database. Please contact Simon Avery 07983 400285 or email simonavery@hotmail.com)

The early years

1870 Reigate Priory FC formed.
1871/2 Inaugural FA Cup – Drawn away to Royal Engineers (game scratched)
1872/3 FA Cup 1st Round – Home – Lost 4-2 Windsor Home Park.
1873/4 FA Cup 1st Round – Away – Lost 3-2 Woodford Wells.
1874/5 FA Cup 1st Round ( Bye ) – 2nd Round – Away Maidenhead – Lost 2-1. 

FA Vase 1st Round Away Epsom & Ewell Lost 4-0.

1875/6 FA Cup 1st Round – Home – Won 1-0 Barnes 

FA Cup
2nd Round Away Cambridge University Lost 8-0

FA Vase 1st Round Home Heathside Sports Lost 1-0.

1876/7 FA Cup 1st Round – Away Clapham Rovers lost 5-0. 

FA Vase (Prel) Away Farnham Town Lost 2-0.

1877/8 FA VASE (Prel) Away Lion Sports Won 2-1.2nd Round Home Ruislip Manor Lost 5-0. Founder member Surrey County FA.
1878/9
1879/0
1880/1
1881/2
1882/3 First Winners of the Surrey Senior Cup – beat East Sheen 2 – 1
1883/4 Finalists in Surrey Senior Cup – lost to Barnes 3 – 1
1884/5 Finalists in Surrey Senior Cup lost to East Sheen 2 – 1
1885/6 Winners of the Surrey Senior Cup – beat Dorking 2 – 1
1886/7 Finalists in Surrey Senior Cup lost to Guys Hospital 2 – 0
1887/8
1888/9
1889/0 Finalists in Surrey Senior Cup – lost to Royal Scots 5 – 2
1890/1 Winners of the Surrey Senior Cup – beat Surbiton Hill 3 – 1
1891/2 Winners of the Surrey Senior Cup – beat Guys Hospital 3 – 1
1892/3
1893/4 Winners of the Surrey Senior Cup – (1 – 1 ) , beat Guys Hospital 4 – 0
1894/5
1895/6
1896/7 Winners of the Surrey Senior Cup beat Weybridge 3 – 2
1897/8
1898/9
1899/1900