The History of Soccer

  • The Football Association is Founded

    The Football Association is Founded
    History of The FA The Football Association, also known simply as the FA, is the governing body of football in England. They hold a permanent seat on the International Football Association Board (IFAB) which is responsible for the laws of the game.
  • Ebenezer Cobb Morley

    Ebenezer Cobb Morley
    Brief History Ebenezer Cobb Morley called a meeting for the founders of many soccer clubs to decide the official rules of soccer. On the 8th of December of 1863 the official rules of soccer were established.
  • Manchester United

    Manchester United
    More History Manchester United Football Club (FC) is the most successful English soccer club. They have won 20 English league titles as well as 11 English Cup titles!
  • FC Barcelona

    FC Barcelona
    More History FC Barcelona (The Barcelona Football Club) is one of the best clubs in the world of football. FC Barcelona are the most successful club in Spain in terms of official titles.
  • Real Madrid C.F.

    Real Madrid C.F.
    More History Real Madrid C.F. is one of the most popular and most successful clubs in current European soccer. It includes the famous portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo.
  • FIFA!

    FIFA!
    More of FIFA The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) (International Federation of Association Football) is the international governing body of association football. FIFA is responsible for the organisation of football's major international tournaments, notably the World Cup.
  • USMNT

    USMNT
    More about the team. The United States men's national soccer team, often referred to as the USMNT, represents the United States in international soccer. It competes in CONCACAF and is ranked 13th in the world according to the FIFA World Rankings.
  • La Liga

    La Liga
    More about La Liga La Liga is the strongest league in Europe over the past five years. It's one of the most popular professional sports leagues in the world, with an average attendance of 30,275 for league matches in the 2011–12 season.
  • The First World Cup

    The First World Cup
    Brief History FIFA set the first World Cup to be played in Uruguay in 1930. The World Cup is played every four years.
  • Pele

    Pele
    Pele! Pele is the almost undisputed greatest soccer player of all-time! His incredible dribbling, super shooting, and understanding of the game made him an amazing sight on the field.
  • UEFA

    UEFA
    UEFA History The Union of European Football Associations, also referred to by its acronym UEFA, is the administrative body for association football in Europe and, partially, Asia.
  • CONCACAF

    CONCACAF
    CONCACAF History The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football, commonly known as CONCACAF, is the continental governing body for association football in North America, Central America and the Caribbean.
  • David Beckham

    David Beckham
    David's Life Known for his exceeding talent in goal scoring and also being the highest paid footballer in the world, David Beckham's amazing ability to get the ball to wherever he likes has made him one the most well known players in the history of soccer.
  • Ronaldinho

    Ronaldinho
    More about him! Ronaldinho is one of the figure-heads of soccer tricks. He moves the ball making it look incredibly easy. This among other skills makes him one of the greats among soccer players.
  • Zlatan Ibrahimović

    Zlatan Ibrahimović
    More about Zlatan Zlatan Ibrahimović is a Swedish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Swedish national team for which he is captain. He is one of the highest paid footballers.
  • Kaká

    Kaká
    More about Kaka Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite is commonly known as Kaká. Kaká won the Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards in 2007. He is the 5th highest paid footballer.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo

    Cristiano Ronaldo
    More about Ronaldo Though Cristiano Ronaldo is still young and is in mid-career, he is renowned as one of the best players in the world and is the 2nd top paid. He has influenced many and is a large part of soccer history today.
  • Wayne Rooney

    Wayne Rooney
    More about Rooney Wayne Rooney is an English footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Manchester United and the England national team. In September 2013, Rooney scored his 200th goal for United, making him the club's fourth-highest goalscorer of all time and also the 4th highest paid.
  • Ramadel Falcao

    Ramadel Falcao
    More about Falcao Falcao is often highlighted to be among the 'deadliest' strikers in the world. He was regarded as the fifth best player in Europe during the 2010–11 season. Falcao had also received the Portuguese Golden Ball award in 2011, becoming the first Colombian to do so.
  • Lionel Messi

    Lionel Messi
    Super Star Though he is still a young player (26yrs), Lionel Messi has already fought his way to the top and is considered by many to be the greatest famous soccer player on earth, also being the 3rd top paid footballer in the world.
  • FIFA Women's World Cup

    FIFA Women's World Cup
    Women's World Cup FIFA Women's World Cup is an international association football competition contested by the senior women's national teams of the members of FIFA. The championship is awarded every four years.
  • First Women's World Cup

    First Women's World Cup
    More info The final was the United Stated vs. China. In which the US won. Making them the first to Win in the Women's World Cup.
  • Champions League

    Champions League
    More about the CL The Champions League, is an annual continental club football competition organised by the UEFA since 1992. It is one of the most highly regarded tournaments in the world and the most prestigious club competition in European football.
  • MLS

    MLS
    More about the MLS Major League Soccer (MLS) is a professional soccer league representing the sport's highest level in both the United States and Canada. The league is composed of 19 teams, which include the LA Galaxy, Houston Dynamo, New York Red Bulls, Chicago Fire, etc.