History of Soccer

  • Jan 1, 1300

    First Soccer Ball

    First Soccer Ball
    The first soccer ball was made in the 1300's.
  • Jan 1, 1365

    Soccer Banned

    Soccer Banned
    King Edward banned soccer due to incidents with violence during the sport.
  • !!Popular!!

    Soccer became very popular in schools and colleges. Then came the Cambridge Rules
  • Soccer ball

    Soccer ball
    Charles Goodyear made the first rubber soccer ball.
  • Rules

    Eleven representatives from London met at the Freemason’s Tavern to create rules to control the game.
  • FIFA

    Football Association was established in October, 1863.
  • No Touchy

    No Touchy
    Football Association banned any kind of handling of the ball.
  • Subs

    Substitutes are perimited for the first time. For only one goalkeeper and an injured player.
  • Cards

    The system of red and yellow cards is introduced for the 1970 FIFA World Cup finals. The cards are to take players that have done something illegal in the game out.
  • Back pass

    Back pass
    The FIFA changed the back pass rules during the 1990 FIFA World Cup suggesting something more was needed. The IFAB responded in 1992 by banning goalkeepers from handling back-passes.