Soccer History Timeline, By:Mohammad Issa

  • 2000 BCE

    Soccer was practiced very early, approximately around 10s-30s

    Soccer was practiced very early, approximately around 10s-30s
    Games resembling soccer were played in China, Egypt, Japan, and Greece during this period. There were no rules for the game and players kicked a ball made of animal skin into a net to score points.
  • 1600 BCE

    China and Japan were the first to make an international team in the sport: soccer

    China and Japan were the first to make an international team in the sport: soccer
    Their version was called Tsu Chu for Chinese and Kamari for Japanese cultures.
  • 1000 BCE

    Mexico and central America created a rubber ball and used it to play soccer

    Mexico and central America created a rubber ball and used it to play soccer
    Field was 40-50 feet long and the point of the game was to kick the ball through a mounted stone ring to score a goal.
  • Jan 1, 1170

    William FitzStephen wrote the first description of a soccer match in England.

    William FitzStephen wrote the first description of a soccer match in England.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1314 to

    Six Monarch’s and Oliver Cromwell all attempted to ban soccer

    According to soccer timeline history six monarch’s and Oliver Cromwell all attempted to ban soccer in what was perceived as evil influence on the population. Despite such opposition, the game was still played throughout this entire period.
  • Jan 1, 1424

    King Edward III of England and King James I of Scotland both passed the law to ban the playing of the game

    King Edward III of England and King James I of Scotland both passed the law to ban the playing of the game
    In the early years of King James I of Scotland and King Edward III of England, soccer was a very violent sport with injuries, deaths, and tragedies most of the games since it did not have any rules.
  • Jan 1, 1500

    Italy and the game of Calcio

    Italy and the game of Calcio
    In Italy they played a game called "calcio" with teams of 27+ people. The game involved kicking, carrying or passing a ball across a goal line. In 1580, Giovanni Bardi published a set of rules of the game of calcio.
  • The game of soccer became legal again in England.

    The game of soccer became legal again in England.
    after all the bans, and the sports violence. "The beautiful game" became legal again in England.
  • Modern form of soccer originated in England.

    Modern form of soccer originated in England.
    Soccer grew among working-class communities and was seen as a way of keeping young kids out of trouble at home and in school. Through the years the game became less violent and used as way for avoiding violence.
  • Soccer is expanding outside of England into the USA

    Soccer is expanding outside of England into the USA
    The first soccer club formed outside of England was the Oneida Football Club, from Boston USA according to soccer timeline.
  • The Handball rule was made

    The Handball rule was made
    The Football Association rules were further amended to exclude any handling of the ball using hands.
  • First FA Cup Final was played at the London Oval cricket ground.

    First FA Cup Final was played at the London Oval cricket ground.
    The Wanderers, team made up of Public Schools and University players were the winners of the 15 teams that participated. This was the first knockout competition of its type in the world as we continue through this history of soccer timeline.
  • First official International Game ever played

    First official International Game ever played
    First official international soccer match was played in Glasgow, Scotland, between Scotland and England. Match took place on November 30th, 1872 and finished with a 0-0 draw.
  • New scoring record

    New scoring record
    England beat Ireland 13-0, which is also record defeat between International teams according to history of soccer timeline.
  • Penalty kick is introduced

    Penalty kick is introduced
  • Soccer in the olympics

    Soccer in the olympics
    Soccer played at the Olympic Games for the first time. The appearance made people know the real game of soccer which kind of "advertised" it to the people who didnt know about the sport.
  • FIFA was established

    FIFA was established
    FIFA was established by delegates from:
    France, Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. The meeting took place in Paris, on May 21st, 1904.
  • First World Cup

    First World Cup
    The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) held the very first World Cup tournament in Montevideo, Uruguay. 13 teams participated in the very first FIFA World Cup.
  • First UEFA Champions league winners

    First UEFA Champions league winners
    First European Club competitions, later to become the Champions League.Real Madrid were the first winners, beating Stade Reims 4-3. Champions league is one of the biggest soccer leagues, it is compare to the superbowl in the football sport.
  • Luis suarez was bought for £152,000

    Luis suarez was bought for £152,000
    Luis Suarez becomes the most expensive soccer player ever when he is transferred from Barcelona to Inter Milan for £152,000. back in 1961, £152,000 was a lot of money for a player, but suarez was an outstanding promising young star.
  • Brazil was the star international team

    Brazil was the star international team
    Brazil became the first Country to win the World Cup three times. Brazil won against Italy 4-1 in the World Cup final in Mexico city, with the likes of the big starts such as: pele, Rivellino, Cafu, and Ronaldo.
  • First World Cup winner decided on penalties

    First World Cup winner decided on penalties
    First World Cup Final to be decided on penalties.Brazil wins after Roberto Baggio misses the crucial final penalty kick with the ball flying high into the stands behind the goal. This World Cup was played in United States. That was the first time that the World Cup went outside of Europe or South America.
  • Women's World Cup was a hit

    Women's World Cup was a hit
    Women's World Cup Final in Los Angeles marks the largest ever attendance for a women's sporting event in world history. USA beat China in front of 90,185 fans. This Woman's World Cup had over 658,000 attendees and over 1 billion television viewers worldwide, thus not only putting women's soccer but also women's sport into mainstream society forever.
  • Wembley Stadium was born

    Wembley Stadium was born
    Wembley stadium is one of the best and biggest stadium. All the biggest games and finals are played in the wembley stadium becaue it represents a symbol of the beautiful game in England. wembley stadium can fit around 90,000 people which isnt the biggest stadium in capacity but is is the biggest in name.
  • Paul pogba is the most expensive player

    Paul pogba is the most expensive player
    paul pogba has been as start at juventus for a long time, until manchester united decided they wanted a start midfielder. paul pogba cost manchester united a whopping £105 Million making him the most expensive tranfer of all time. Paul Pogba's agent, Mino Raiola, received €27 million when the France midfielder joined Manchester United.