The name of Jackson Ewbank (furthest left in the photo above) will be forever etched in Boro's history as the scorer of the club's first recorded goal.

It was February 24 1877 that we played our first-ever official match, a 1-1 draw against Tees Wanderers.

The Weekly Exchange recounts that the ball was kicked off by Boro’s captain Harvey in front of ‘a good attendance of visitors’, and Ewbank, one of seven forwards in the line-up that day, scored our historic first goal in the first half.

One of the town's cricketers who founded the football club, Ewbank would go on to captain Middlesbrough for six years. 

Talented with both bat and ball, many experts of the era felt he was unlucky not to have been selected for the full England side. In fact, it would be another 25 years before Tim Wiliamson would become Boro's first England international.