Football history. Welcome to FootballHistory.org, a website about football history including competitions, teams and players. The history of football (soccer) Football (or soccer as the game is called in some parts of the world) has a long history. Football in its current form arose in England in the middle of the 19th century.
Founded in 1993 by American soccer historian Sam T.N. Foulds, the Society for American Soccer History (SASH) works to promote, facilitate, and disseminate research into the rich history of soccer in the United States. Contact SASH.
Pro-Football-Reference.com, a comprehensive and thorough archive of football history Profootballarchives.com , has complete linescores of all NFL, AFL, AAFC and many independent games since 1910 Professional Football Researchers Association , Preserving and reconstructing US Football history back to the 1800's.
The Football Association was founded on 26 October 1863 by 11 clubs meeting in London. (The word association was abbreviated to assoc., which became “soccer.”) The Fédération Internationale de Football Association ( FIFA ) was founded in the rear of the headquarters of the Union Française de Sports Athlétiques at the rue Saint Honoré 229 in Paris on 21 May 1904.
Soccer history as a modern game seen today, starts with the official rules for soccer, made in 1863, at a Freemason's Tavern, located in London. Man named Cobb Morley, from England, is an important part of soccer history as he formed the first Semi-Professional soccer team in the history of this game. Team name was Barnes Club, established in 1862.
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Brazilian soccer great Pelé scores his 1,000th professional goal in a game, against Vasco da Gama in Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana stadium. It was a major milestone in an illustrious career that ...
The History Of Soccer. More than 240 million people around the world play soccer regularly according to the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). The game has evolved from the sport of kicking a rudimentary animal-hide ball around into the World Cup sport it is today.
Association football, more commonly known as simply football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of 11 players.It is played by approximately 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport.
The history of soccer in the United States has numerous different roots. Recent research has shown that the modern game entered America in the 1850s through New Orleans when Scottish, Irish, German and Italian immigrants brought the game with them.