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This is a list of all the English soccer related articles we have published on the History of Soccer website.

1866 match between sheffield fc and london

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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Euro 2000 winners France celebrate winning the final with the trophy

Euro 2000: Regarded Best Tournament In Modern Times

Almost 22 years have passed since Euro 2000, a tournament many regard as one of the greatest finals in modern times. Despite leading a charmed life at times, France’s ability to play the most attractive, attacking soccer made them the …

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ronaldo is congratulating peter crouch, the most successfull tallest player in modern soccer

Tallest Soccer Player In The World (2021/22 Season)

Height is not a prerequisite to being a top player in professional soccer. However, it certainly helps, in some positions, more than others. For example: being tall is undoubtedly helpful for goalkeepers and center-backs. However, any midfielder would prefer agility …

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Florence Bilton: The Pioneer Behind Women’s Soccer

Florence Bilton, the Hull woman who pioneered women’s soccer both locally and nationally, passed away in 2004. She was aged 82. Florence, originally from Beverley Road, Hull, helped form the Hull Women’s Football Association in 1968 and the English Women’s …

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did the english invent football?

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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football league results of 1888-89 season

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 In England

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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Paul Okon representing Australia

Paul Okon: Australian Captain That Lead The Way

Paul Okon was one of the most gifted players to wear the Australian green-and-gold colors, even though he lacks the profile of today’s current crop of superstars. In the early 1990s, he was the first Australian captain to play regularly …

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Karel Poborsky close up when playing for Manchester United

Karel Poborsky: Legendary Scooped Lob At Euro 96

It is said that we only truly appreciate something once it has gone. They now realize just how good they had it during the Karel Poborsky era in the Czech Republic. Along with close friend Pavel Nedved, Karel Poborsky was …

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Stuart Pearce Angry And Walking Towards The Camera

Stuart Pearce: They Call Him Psycho

The image of Stuart Pearce’s reaction to scoring the penalty that won England the shootout victory over Spain comes to mind when we mention Stuart Pearce’s name. During his 19-year professional career, he earned the nickname of ‘Psycho’ for his …

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