History of Football: How, Where & When Football Originated

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History of Football

Records trace the history of soccer is more than 2,000 years ago and trace to ancient China. Greece, Rome, central Europe and parts of Central America also claim to have started the sport but it was England where it grows and now it well knows as Associated Football.

The history of the world’s favourite game spans more than 100 years.England was the first country where the game was developed and codified. It all began in 1863 in England after rugby and associated football separated and rise as the Association Football.

 

WHERE DID THE NAME FOOTBALL COME FROM?

The accepted etymology of the word football, or “foot ball”, originated in reference to the action of a foot kicking a ball.After THE sports spread across the Atlantic, Americans invented their own variant of the game that they simply called “football” in the early 1900s. “Association football” became “soccer” in America, and what was called “gridiron” but in Britain became simply “football“.

 

FIRST FOOTBALL CLUB

Sheffield F.C. is the First and the oldest Football Club in the world.It is founded on 24 October 1957 by Nathaniel Creswick and William Preset.

Nathaniel Creswick

FIRST FIFA WORLD CUP

The first world cup was 1930 FIFA world cup. It took place in Uruguay in from 13 July to 30 July 1930 and the home team Uruguay make their hand on the first FIFA World cup after 4-2 victory over Argentina.

Official poster of FIFA World Cup 1930

 

Official Match ball of FIFA World Cup Final Match

 

Estadio Centenario (68,346) Vanue of Final Match

 

FIRST EUROPEAN CUP:

The 1955–56 European Cup was the first season of the UEFA Cup.European giants Real Madrid won the tournament, who beat Stade Remis 4-3 in final.Till now Real Madrid is the most successful club with 12 titles and the current champions after defeating Juventus.

Real Madrid Squad with Trophy after winning the first European Cup in Paris 1956

FIRST FA CUP:

The 1871-72 FA CUP or also known as Football Association Challenge Cup is the oldest association football competition in the world.Wanderers were the first team to win the FA cup in a 1-0 victory over Royal Engineers

Royal Engineers squad 1972

FOOTBALL DURING World War II:

When World War II was declared in 1939, it had a negative effect on football.All competition and matches were suspended and players are forced to join the war.FIFA World Cup was suspended for 2 consecutive times i.e. in 1942 and 1946.

Gunners playing football near Anzio, Italy, 1944.

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