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History of Soccer

  • Industrial Revolution

    Industrial Revolution
    in 1780's, the industrial revolution had a big impact on the sport, as no one had time to take part due to them never getting time off work to play a sport. With Britain's trade influence growing, sports were being exported with traders.
  • Agricultural Society

    Agricultural Society
    This was during the Medieval and early modern Britain. At this time period, there was no leisure time and the work was physically hard and demanding. Soccer would have been a quiet sport and it wouldn't have been appealing to play as the rich wealthier people would have played tennis and hunting. It would have been the rougher people who played soccer. It was tend to be played by mobs.
  • First soccer ball

    First soccer ball
    Charles Goodyear designed and built the first vulcanized rubber soccer ball
  • English FA

    English FA
    The English Football Association is formed
  • Public Schools

    Public Schools
    When poorer class of children were allowed to go to school to be educated, this allowed them to pursue more sporting game time because they were given the opportunity to play. This allowed soccer to grow as a sport as more people were playing it. For the wealthier children, the schools they attended were able to invest it proper playing fields. This allowed them to embrace the game more and that they had been given more time to improve their skills.
  • Regulations

    Regulations started to take place in soccer so that everyone was following the same rules when they played. They set out how many would play in a team and how long the game would be as one school may play a 8 a side match for 60 minutes and another school could play an 11 side for 90 minutes. AT this time then clubs and leagues started to from and which this lead to everyone playing the same minutes etc.
  • Modern Day Rules

    Modern Day Rules
    There was a meeting in 1863, in which a group of 11 people discussed and set up the original rules of soccer.
  • First Soccer Match

    First Soccer Match
    A match between Barnes FC and Richmond FC. The game ended 0.0
  • Rationalisation

    This allowed everyone to play a sport without being told no because of their wealth. This allowed the lower classes of people to play other sports instead of soccer or rugby. It then gave the middle class and top classes of people to play soccer as there wasn't the divide between the people who played it. This lead to the games becoming more structured and better organised. With the higher classes of people playing soccer it lead to the sport getting better equipment and surfaces.
  • First FA Cup game

    First FA Cup game
    Wanderers played against the Royal Engineers. Wanderers won the game 1:0. There was approximately 2,000 people who attended the game.
  • First International Game

    First International Game
    Scotland played England. The game ended 0.0. The game was played in Scotland
  • IFA

    In, 1880, seven clubs came together to set up their own football association. They called it the 'Irish Football Association'
  • First Stadium

    First Stadium
    Goodison Park was the first football stadium to be built in England. It cost approximately £8.090. It had a capacity of 13,230 people
  • FIFA

    The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) was formed in Paris. There was seven different football associations who were there to set up the foundations of FIFA
  • Wars influence on soccer

    Wars influence on soccer
    After the two World Wars, the technology that was used in the war was then being brought into sport. This new technology helped advance soccer to the next level. With new rules coming in after the war, this allowed players to play competitively yet safely. Soccer grew as it brought people together and it started to draw more crowds. Woman started to get more opportunities in sport after this. This then got more crowds out as there is gender equality.
  • Twentieth Century Soccer

    Twentieth Century Soccer
    Soccer started to become a household name so with more money being invested, there was better playing conditions as there was more time to develop them as after the war the working hours decreased and this allowed people to research on how to improve the game. Games started to be televised so more people could watch them and this created an even bigger spread of interest into the game. Outdoor activities also improved as there is better transport so this allowed you to travel more.
  • First World Cup

    First World Cup
    The first World Cup was played in Uruguay. Uruguay won the first world cup after they beat Argentina 4-2
  • FA Cup televised for frist time

    FA Cup televised for frist time
    The BBC televised the first FA Cup final live. The game was between Preston North End and Huddersfield. Preston NE won 1-0 in extra time. The game was played at Wembley Stadium
  • UEFA

    The Union des Associations Européennes de Football (UEFA) was founded in Basel, Switzerland. It is the parent body of European Football
  • Adidas Soccer Balls

    Adidas Soccer Balls
    A man called Adolf Dassler created a company called Adidas, and they started to create their own type of soccer balls because the sport was growing and growing and they felt they could improve the game.
  • Red and Yellow Cards

    Red and Yellow Cards
    in 1970, FIFA introduced new rules in which that a player can get booked on either card depending on the severity of the offense.
  • FIFA Fair Play

    FIFA Fair Play
    FIFA brought in the Fair play rules so players would show more sportsmanship etc. There is an award every year to the FIFA Fair play, player of the year
  • First Female World Cup

    First Female World Cup
    It was hosted in China, and it was won by USA
  • Passback

    You aren't allowed to pass the ball back to your goalkeeper to lift. This was brought in as there was time wasting at the 1990 World cup
  • Financial Fair Play

    Financial Fair Play
    The UEFA Financial Fair Play Regulations (FFP) were established to prevent professional football clubs spending more than they earn in the pursuit of success.
  • Goal Line Technology

    Goal Line Technology
    Goal line technology was introduce as there was shoots which went over the line but the referee may not give it. Frank Lampard's goal vs Germany at the 2010 World Cup is an example of why this technology is needed.
  • Most Expensive Player

    Most Expensive Player
    Neymar moved from Barcelona to PSG, for a world record transfer of £200m.
  • VAR

    Video Assistant Referee, was introduced at the 2018 World Cup in Russia for the first time.