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Soccer In The 1800’s

In the 1800s, soccer matches were played in many villages and towns throughout England. At Eton College, the first soccer rules were recorded in 1815. In 1848, the Cambridge Rules, a set of standardized rules, were adopted by many colleges across England.

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Soccer Goal Posts: Safety Guidelines To Follow When Buying

Soccer goal posts have been involved in fatal accidents and death. More than 500 people are seriously injured in the United States each year. The majority of serious incidents resulted from soccer goal posts tipping over. Most of these soccer …

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London FA v Sheffield: First Representative Game In 1866

Representative soccer between English football associations was a popular form of the game in the 1870s and 1880s. Although some might claim that it began with the match on 31 March 1866 played between a London FA side and a …

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Who Invented English Football

The invention of English football dates back more than a century. In 1863, rugby football split into two distinct courses in England. The Football Association became the world’s first football association. Both forms of English football have a common origin …

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Oldest Football League Clubs

The oldest Football League clubs kicked off in 1888-89 with twelve teams. The original twelve clubs forming “The Football League” were Wolverhampton Wanderers, West Bromwich Albion, Stoke City, Notts County, Derby County, Aston Villa, Preston North End, Everton, Burnley, Bolton …

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Soccer Fields: History Of English Soccer Stadiums

A soccer field is a term used mostly in the United States to refer to a soccer stadium that is either purpose-built or fundamentally redesigned for soccer and whose primary purpose is to host soccer matches as opposed to a …

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Charles Clegg: Soccer Player, Referee, Founder, FA President

In addition to being an English footballer, Sir John Charles Clegg, popularly known as Charles Clegg served as the Football Association’s chairman and its president. He was also a respected referee and a famous administrator. Sheffield is where he was …

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FA Cup Final Stadium And Venue History

In this article, we will explore the FA Cup final stadiums and venues history from the first tournament back in 1872 until the present day. The most important action taken in this era by the English Football Association was to …

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The First FA Cup Final: Royal Engineers vs. Wanderers (1872)

On 16 March 1872, fewer than 2,000 people attended the first FA Cup final at the Oval. The Wanderers won 1-0. In 2022, the Football Association will celebrate the 150-year history of the first FA Cup final.  Although it will …

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Everton’s First Soccer Ground In Stanley Park

The present-day Everton Football Club began their playing days in 1878 under the name of St Domingo’s, a Methodist chapel situated in the north end of Liverpool. Changing to their present name one year later, they continued to play their …

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Notts County Football Club – Was It Founded In 1862 or 64

History shows that Notts County is the oldest professional football club in the world. This soccer club is located in the Midlands of the United Kingdom, near Sherwood Forest, famous for its historical association with Robin Hood. Nicknamed ‘The Magpies’ …

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