Friday, March 22 – 1889
At a meeting of the Sheffield United Cricket Club held last evening, an important decision was arrived at. It was resolved to undertake the organisation of a football professional team for next season. This is entirely a new departure, but no pains will be spared to secure the services of first-class players, and it is hoped to be able to get together a combination equal to anything in the country. The club in future will be known as the Sheffield United Cricket and Football Club.
(Sheffield Independent, 23-03-1889)
Sheffield Daily Telegraph, March 23 – 1889.