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The History Of Soccer

  • Dec 23, 1459

    Han Dynasty

    Han Dynasty Early evidence of soccer being played as a sport in china during the 2nd and 3rd centuries BC.This wonderful sport has being played for more then 300yrs. It was during the HAN dynasty that people dribbled leather balls by kicking it into a small net.
  • Ivy League Soccer

    Ivy League Soccer
    In the USA, football was played among the Northeastern universities and colleges of Harvard, Princeton, Amherst and Brown.
  • Club Soccer

    Club Soccer The first soccer club formed anywhere outside of England was the Oneida Football Club, Boston USA.
  • Laying Down the Law

    Laying Down the Law Representatives from 11 schools and clubs met at the Freemasons Tavern to hash out official rules of the game. They formed the Football Association and published the original 14 Laws of the Game in December 1863.
  • No More Hand Ball

    No More Hand Ball The Football Association rules were further amended to exclude any handling of the ball.
  • Soccer Becomes a Worldwide Sport

    Soccer Becomes a Worldwide Sport The first international match was played between Scotland and England. Some 2000 spectators watched the match that ended in a 0-0 tie.
  • Manchester United

    Manchester United Manchester United has won many trophies in English football, including a record 19 league titles, a record 11 FA Cups, four League Cups and a record 19 FA Community Shields. The club has also won three European Cups, one UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, one UEFA Super Cup, one Intercontinental Cup and one FIFA Club World Cup.
  • Penalty In The Box

    Penalty In The Box
    Introduction of the penalty kick
  • Uniform

    Uniform The four British associations agreed on a uniform code and formed the International Football Association Board.
  • Official Ball

    Official Ball In 1855, Charles Goodyear designed and built the first vulcanized rubber soccer balls (footballs).
  • Aztec Soccer

    Aztec Soccer The Aztecs and Toltecs played a game similar to soccer, during which they tried to throw a ball through a ring attached to a wall. The modern game of soccer was brought to Mexico by English settlers, and the first soccer club was established in the country by the early 1900
  • Olympics

    Soccer played the Olympic Games for the first time
  • The Start Of Fifa

    The Start Of Fifa Football associations from seven countries met in Paris and founded the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). The original members of FIFA were Belgium, Denmark, France, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Germany joined the federation immediately.
  • Soccer On Radio

    Soccer On Radio radio broadcast the first live coverage of an association football match between Arsenal and Sheffield United.
  • Determining the Best in the World

    Determining the Best in the World as soon as it was formed, FIFA began discussing holding a world championship tournament. The first World Cup competition came about in 1930 in Uruguay. Uruguay had won the Olympic soccer gold medals in both 1924 and 1928. There were no qualifying tournaments for the first World Cup, but only 13 countries decided to send teams on the long trip to South America. Uruguay won the first World Cup with a 4-2 defeat of Argentina in the final round.
  • Soccer On T.V

    Soccer On T.V Television took its first step to being the best way to catch your team when you could not see it in person with the first live televised game.The first match was far from a marquee match-up with the BBC airing live the Arsenal vs Arsenal reserves match to test the service.
  • Worlds Greasted Player

    Worlds Greasted Player Pele is regarded by many experts, players, and fans as the best player of all time.In 1999, he was voted Football Player of the Century by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics.In the same year French weekly magazine France Football consulted their former Ballon D'Or winners to elect the Football Player of the Century. Pelé came in first place.Pelé was elected "Athlete of the Century" by the International Olympic Committee.
  • Mia Hamm

    Mia Hamm Mariel Margaret "Mia" Hamm is a retired American soccer player. Hamm played many years as a forward for the United States women's national soccer team and was a founding member of the Washington Freedom. Hamm scored 158 international goals, more than any other player, male or female, in the history of soccer.
  • Greatest Goalkeeper

    Greatest Goalkeeper A Spanish football goalkeeper who plays for and captains both La Liga club Real Madrid and the Spanish national team. In 2008 he was the captain of the Spanish team that won their first European Championship in 44 years, the Spanish team that went on to win Spain's first World Cup (a tournament in which he won the Yashin Award) and the 2012 European Championship.
  • Womans World Cup

    Womans World Cup
    The inaugural Women's World Cup in 1991 in China was won by the United States
  • U.S Pro Soccer

    U.S Pro Soccer Major League Soccer (MLS) begins as the top USA pro-soccer league
  • Woman Soccer Olympics

    Woman Soccer Olympics The first women's tournament was at the 1996 Atlanta Games. USA won the gold medal, and picked up silver in 2000 after an extra time defeat by Norway. The finals of the next two tournaments, in 2004 and 2008, also went to extra time, with USA defeating Brazil both times. In 2012 USA won their 4th the gold medal defeating Japan 2-1 in the final.
  • Womans Olympics

    Womans Olympics
    The American women's team won the first-ever women's soccer event at the Olympics.
  • What A Loss

    What A Loss The Australian and American Samoa national association football teams faced each other in a qualifying match for the 2002 FIFA World Cup. The match was played at the International Sports Stadium in Coffs Harbour, Australia. Australia set a world record for the largest victory in an international football match, winning the game 31–0. Australia's Archie Thompson also broke the record for most goals scored by a player in an international match by scoring 13 goals
  • Spain Socer

    Spain Socer Spain are the reigning World and European champions, having won the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012. The national team are currently ranked number 1 in both the FIFA World
    Ranking and the World Football Elo Ratings. They also won Euro 2008, making them the first national team with three consecutive Euro and/or World titles. These achievements have led many commentators, experts and former players to consider the current Spanish side the best ever in world football