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    The First Soccer Ball

    The First Soccer Ball
    The first soccer balls that were used were actually a skull or pigs bladder. Eventually the chinese made the soccer ball out of animal skins. It is said that whole villages would go out and play the game and the object was to keep the pigs bladder in the air. http://soccer.epicsports.com/soccer-ball-history.html
  • Jan 1, 700

    First Soccer Games

    First Soccer Games
    The first soccer games were played in Britain by locals who used the skull of a Danish prince they defeated in war, These games were often violent so injury or even death were not uncommon. http://www.topendsports.com/sport/soccer/history.htm
  • Jan 1, 1170

    First Written Account of Soccer

    First Written Account of Soccer
    William FitzStephen wrote the first desctiption of and english soccer match http://www.soccermaniak.com/soccer-timeline.html
  • The First College Teams in the USA

    The First College Teams in the USA
    In the united states Soccer became officially recognized as a sport in most northwestern USA universities, among these were Harvard, Princeton, Amherst, and Brown http://www.topendsports.com/sport/soccer/history.htm
  • Harvard Soccer team creates contest

    Harvard Soccer team creates contest
    The Freshman and Sophomores at Harvard created a soccer contest, played on the first monday of the new year, it was called bloody monday because there was often alot of injuies. http://www.my-youth-soccer-guide.com/soccer-history-timeline.html
  • First Rubber Soccer Ball

    First Rubber Soccer Ball
    Charles Goodyear created the first vulcanized rubber soccer ball, which had panels similar to those in current day basketballs. http://soccer.epicsports.com/soccer-ball-history.html
  • First Rules of Soccer Ball

    First Rules of Soccer Ball
    The EFS (English Football Association) Gave the rules of the size of a soccer ball for an official match, the ball must be spherical with a circumfrence of 27-28 inches, its weight should be between 14-16 oz. and its inflation level should be between 8.5-15.6 lbs/inch squared, which are the same rules that FIFA follows today http://www.soccerballworld.com/history.htm#Early
  • First International Soccer Match

    First International Soccer Match
    The first international soccer game was played in Glasgow Scotland, the match was between the national teams of Scotland and England and the match ended in a 0-0 draw, http://www.topendsports.com/sport/soccer/history.htm
  • First intenational soccer match outside of Europe

    First intenational soccer match outside of Europe
    The first international soccer match played by teams not in Europe, was played by the United States and Canada, Canada won the game with a final score of 1-0, the game was played in Newark. http://www.topendsports.com/sport/soccer/history.htm
  • Penalty Kick

    Penalty Kick
    The penalty kick was officialy added to the rules of soccer, because without them, teams would hurt players on the opposite team and players could be seriously injured. http://www.topendsports.com/sport/soccer/history.htm
  • Olympics

    Olympics
    In the year 1900 soccer was officialy recognized as a sport by the olympic committee and was played in that years olympics in Paris, France. http://www.topendsports.com/sport/soccer/history.htm
  • FIFA established

    FIFA established
    The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) was established by deligates from France, Belgum, Denmark, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland, during a meeting in Paris http://www.topendsports.com/sport/soccer/history.htm
  • First World Cup

    First World Cup
    The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), held the first ever world cup tournament, including 13 teams, in Montevideo Uruguay http://www.topendsports.com/sport/soccer/history.htm
  • First Televised Event

    First Televised Event
    The first televised soccer event took place, the English FA Cup Finals were televised on BBC. http://www.my-youth-soccer-guide.com/soccer-history-timeline.html
  • White soccer ball officially released

    White soccer ball officially released
    The first white ball was officially released in 1951, it was made by simply white washing the leather, although the ball did look more orange than white. http://soccer.epicsports.com/soccer-ball-history.html
  • First World Cup with the buckeyball

    First World Cup with the buckeyball
    The first official soccer ball, which was made with 20 Hexagonal and 12 pentagonal shapes, the same kind used today, was used in the Mexico world cup. The ball was called The Adidas Telstar http://soccer.epicsports.com/soccer-ball-history.html
  • Co-Hosting World Cup

    Co-Hosting World Cup
    For the first time ever in soccer history Korea and Japan co-hosted the world cup, this was the first time ever in FIFA world cup history that a world cup was co-hosted. http://www.soccermaniak.com/soccer-timeline.html
  • Cristiano Ronaldo becomes most expensive player in soccer

    Cristiano Ronaldo becomes most expensive player in soccer
    Cristiano Ronaldo was sold from Manchester United to Real Mardid for 80M euros or about $103,320,000 (one hundred three million, three hundred twenty thousand dollars). and he became the most expensive player in soccer hisory. http://evan26.hubpages.com/hub/The-History-Of-Soccer-Timeline
  • World Cup in Africa

    World Cup in Africa
    For the first time in soccers history an african country held the FIFA world cup (Johannesburg, South Africa). South Africa played Mexico in the first match, but Spain won againt Holland in the finals. Shakira sang the anthem, Waka Waka, which was made to show euality for africa in the developing world. http://www.buzzle.com/articles/soccer-facts-history-and-timeline-of-soccer.html
  • Current Day Soccer

    Current Day Soccer
    Soccer Currently is the most watched sport in the world, it is the most important sport in Latin and South America as well a Europe. Soccer is very enjoyable and a major part of life for many people,