Blackburn born full back Joe Beverley started playing football with James Street in 1875 and joined Blackburn Olympic in 1876, before joining Blackburn Rovers in October 1882. He won the FA Cup with Blackburn in 1884 as they beat Queen’s Park 2-1 in the Final at Kennington Oval. He rejoined Olympic in the 1884-85 close season, only to re-join Rovers in late 1887, up until 1889, making 8 Football League appearances for Rovers in their inaugural League season. Beverley was selected to represent England at the inaugural British Home Championship in 1884 where he played in all three games, resulting in two wins and one loss, meaning England lost the round robin tournament to Scotland. His international career spanned a total of 23 days. Beverley was killed in an industrial accident at Albion Mill aged 40 years old.