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On this category page, you’ll uncover stories about soccer clubs that are based throughout the world. Unfortunately, some of these soccer clubs no longer exist, while some of them are the most successful football clubs in the world.

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AC Milan: Official History, Facts And Rivals

The Milan Football and Cricket Club on 16 December 1899 was founded by Erbert Kilpin. The club, AC Milan would become one of the most prestigious in the world within a few decades. A young squad named Penvhyn Neville, Formenti, …

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Vélez Sarsfield stadium in Liniers, Buenos Aires

Velez Sarsfield: El Fortín (The Fort)

Velez Sarsfield is living proof that with hard work and self-belief, anything is possible. In the space of just a couple of years in the early 1990s, the Buenos Aires outfit went from being a modest club side to conquering …

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Estudiantes de La Plata: The Los Pincharratas

After waiting more than fifty years, Estudiantes de La Plata won their first domestic and international trophies. This represented a watershed moment in Argentinian soccer, as El Pincha becomes the first of the country’s “lesser lights” to make a mark …

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Everton Football Club: The Original Liverpool Team

Everton Football Club are pioneers of club soccer. So many of the facets of the beautiful game we take for granted today were innovations by the Goodison Park institution, which rank among the most successful in British soccer. As well …

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Liverpool Football Club: You’ll Never Walk Alone

Liverpool Football Club would not exist if it weren’t for one man. John Houlding, the ground’s owner, was determined that football would continue at Anfield after Everton left the site in 1892 over rent disputes. So he formed a new …

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Barry Town FC: First Club To Recruit From Overseas

In Barry, Wales, there is a semi-professional association football team called Barry Town FC. Since 1892, the team has been playing semi-pro football. As a winner of the Welsh Cup and Cymru Premier in the 1990s and early 2000s, the club …

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Club Olimpia – Paraguay’s Most Successful Club

Dutch physical education teacher William Paats first introduced soccer to Paraguay, and he was also the man behind the creation of the country’s oldest team, Club Olimpia. He could not have known it at the time. Still, after being appointed …

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Club Nacional de Football Club

Club Nacional de Football: A Brief History Of The Bolsos

Montevideo-based Club Nacional de Football is the oldest Uruguayan club and the first indigenous Latin American club. Founded on 14 May 1899 at the home of Dr. Ernesto Caprario, Nacional is the result of a merger between Uruguay Atletica Club …

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Borussia Dortmund 8 Time Bundesliga Champions

Borussia Dortmund: A Brief History Of 8-Time Champions

Borussia Dortmund was formed on 19 December 1909 by a predominantly youthful group of steelworkers and miners. The decision was a spur-of-the-moment affair and the name an equally spontaneous choice. “Borussia” was appended to the front because it was the …

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Atalanta: La Dea’s Rise to The European Darling

A small club from a working-class city in northern Italy captured the imagination last season. Atalanta’s high-scoring habit has been a breath of fresh air in the typically defensive Serie A. Rebuilding Hailing from Bergamo, Lombardy, Atalanta has always been …

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