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    The English language word football may mean any one of several team sports (or the ball used in that respective sport), depending on the national or regional origin and location of the person using the word.
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    Early history

    Early history
    The Ancient Greeks and Romans are known to have played many ball games, some of which involved the use of the feet.Roman ball games already knew the air-filled ball, the follis.
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    Medieval and early modern Europe

    Medieval and early modern Europe
    The Middle Ages saw a huge rise in popularity of annual Shrovetide football matches throughout Europe, particularly in England. An early reference to a ball game played in Britain comes from the 9th century Historia Brittonum, which describes "a party of boys,playing at ball".The first detailed description of what was almost certainly football in England was given by William FitzStephen in about 1174–1183.He described the activities of London youths during the annual festival of Shrove Tuesday.
  • Official disapproval and attempts to ban football

    Numerous attempts have been made to ban football games, particularly the most rowdy and disruptive forms. This was especially the case in England and in other parts of Europe, during the Middle Ages and early modern period. Between 13th and 16th, football was banned in England alone by more than 30 royal and local laws. The need to repeatedly proclaim such laws demonstrated the difficulty in enforcing
    bans on popular games.King James instructs Christians to play at football every Sunday.
  • Calcio Fiorentino

    Calcio Fiorentino
    In the 16th century, the city of Florence celebrated the period between Epiphany and Lent by playing a game which today is known as "calcio storico" ("historic kickball") in the Piazza Santa Croce. The young aristocrats of the city would dress up in fine silk costumes and embroil themselves in a violent form of football. For example, calcio players could punch, shoulder charge, and kick opponents. Blows below the belt were allowed. The game is said to have originated as a military training exerc
  • First clubs

    Sports clubs dedicated to playing football began in the 18th century, for example London's Gymnastic Society which was founded in the mid-18th century and ceased playing matches in 1796.
  • First football

    First football
    In 1855 Charles Goodyear designed and built the first vulcanized rubber soccer balls!!! this ball was on display at the National Soccer Hall of Fame which was located in Oneonta, NY, USA . The ball was used for a game between the Oneida Football Club, the first organized team in the US, and a team of players from Boston Latin and Boston English Schools.
  • Football Association

    FA During the early 1860s, there were increasing attempts in England to unify and reconcile the various public school games. In 1862, J. C. Thring, who had been one of the driving forces behind the original Cambridge Rules, was a master at Uppingham School and he issued his own rules of what he called "The Simplest Game"
  • The History Of Modern-Day Football rules.

    In 1863 eleven representatives from London clubs and schools met at the Freemasons Tavern to set up common fundamental rules to control the matches amongst themselves. The outcome of this meeting was the formation of the Football Association. In December 1863
  • FIFA

    FIFA was made in Paris in 1904, the intention was to recognised the role of English who had founded their Football Association back in 1863.
  • FIFA becomes a member of the International Football Association

    FIFA becomes a member of the International Football Association
    FIFA becomes a member of the International Football Association of Great Britain the most famous association in Europe were speadring soccer all over the world.
  • First World Cup

    The 1930 FIFA World Cup was the inaugural FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams. It took place in Uruguay from 13 July to 30 July 1930.
  • First Televised Football Game

    English FA Cup Final televised live by BBC.
  • First football boots

    First football boots
    1949, dolf (Adi) Dassler invented a soccer shoe that had molded rubber studs. Adi, a German shoe factory worker, had a passion for designing shoes for athletes, which became his motivation for starting the company known today as Adidas.
  • Top Player throughout History 'PELE'' from Brazil

    Top Player throughout History 'PELE'' from Brazil
    Edson Arantes also known as 'Pele' was one of the top soccer players in History. in 1928 he scored six-goals in the World cup and helped brazil claimed its first tittle.
  • Most succesful clubs

    Most succesful clubs
    Most trophies : Glasgow Rangers (113),Celtic (91 trophies), Real Madrid (72),FC Barcelona (70),Benfica (64),Ajax (64),FC Porto (62),Manchester United (59),,Liverpool (58),Bayern Munich (55),Juventus (50),AC Milan (46).