Vivian John Woodward (3 June 1879 – 31 January 1954) was an English amateur football player who enjoyed the peak of his career from the turn of the 20th century to the outbreak of the First World War.
He played for Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea.
He captained Great Britain to gold medals at the 1908 Olympics in London and in Stockholm in 1912.
Woodward's tally of 29 goals in 23 matches for England remained a record from 1911 to 1958; his strike rate of 1.26 goals per game remains the all-time record for an England player.
He served in the British Army during the First World War, and as a result missed out on Chelsea's run to their first-ever FA Cup final in 1915.
Woodward's injuries during the war caused his retirement from football.