Soccer

Events

China

5000 B.C - 300 B.C

One of the earliest forms of soccer in which players kicked a ball around on a small field has been traced as far back to 5000 B.C.Soccer was played with a leather ball ( hair-filled ).

Japan

1000 B.C

The Japanese version of 'soccer' is was called Kemari, a game similar to soccer however uses hackysacks . The game was played with twelve
players, and played wiht a larger ball stuffed with sawdust.

Mexico

600 A.D

In Mexico & Central America the rubber ball was created

Britain

700

The first Football game played was in Britain. It was played by the locals in the east of Engand. The game involved kicking the danish miltary heads because they had defeated them in war. These games were violent, where injury and death was not uncommon.

King Edward III

1331

The game was still really violent and rough. This led to King Edward III stoping the popular game in 1331.

Italy

1500

In Italy,they played a game named "calcio" which involved 27+people.In the game, you could either kick,carry or pass over the goal line. In 1580, a man named Giovanni Bardi published a set of rules for the game(calcio).

Alaska and Canada

1600

In Alaska and Canada the native Eskimos, which are indigenous people from northern Canada, played a game called aqsaqtuk on ice, using balls stuffed with grass, hair, and moss. Villages played against each other with goals 10 miles apart.

Native American Indians

1620

In North America, native American Indians in the original Jamestown settlement played a game called pasuckuakohowog, meaning, they would play with the their feet. It was a rough game, played on the beach, the field was half-mile wide with goals 1 mile apart, with as many as 1000 players playing the game.

The Football Association

1863

Football Association was formed on October 26th, 1863.

London

1863

October 26 of 1863, the Football Association was formed when eleven London schools and clubs came together at the Freemason's Tavern, which is a pub in the Brunswick Town. The Association established a single set of rules to administer any football match that were to be played.

FA Cup

1871

The first FA Cup Final was played at the London Oval cricket ground.

First official international football match was played

1872

The first official international football match was played on 30 November 1872, between the national teams of Scotland and England. The game was played in Glasgow Scotland. The game ended in a 0-0 draw.

Scotland

1873

Scotland formed its own Football Association.

Britain

1883

The British Football associations agreed on a uniform code and formed a set of rules for your uniform as well as the International Football Association Board.

Penalty Kick

1888

Introduction of the Penalty kick

Olympic Games

1900

Football was played at the Olympic Games for the first time in 1900

Los Angles

1932

Soccer was taken off the program for the Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

UEFA

1954

UEFA was formed on the 15th June.

European Champinships

1960

The first European Soccer Championship finals held.

CONCACAF

1961

On December 18th, CONCACAF (The confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football) was formed.

Luis Suarez

1961

Luis Suarez becomes the most expensive soccer player , when he is transferred from Barcelona to Inter Milan for £152,000.

Guiseppe Savoldi

1975

Guiseppe Savoldi becomes the first £1m player when he is transferred from Bologna to Napoli for £1.2m.

FIFA U-16 World Tournament

1985

FIFA U-16 World Tournament was introduced for players under the age of 17. Tournament was first held in China, and later it was renamed to Under-17 World Championship

First Futsal championship

1989

First FIFA World Championship for 5 vs 5 soccer(futsal), was held in Netherlands.

Lothar Matthaus

1991

First FIFA World Player of the Year award was given to Lothar Matthaus of Inter Milan and Germany.

Womens Football

1991

First FIFA World Championship for Women's Football was held in China. It was won by United States.

Brazil

2000

Brazil hosts the first FIFA Club World Championship, won by Corinthians of Brazil.

South Africa

2010

First ever World Cup tournament is held African in Johannesburg, South Africa. The first match was played on 11th June, Africa vs Mexico.

Brazil

2014

The world cup is held in Brazil and the winners were Germany.

Russia

2018

Next World cup to be held in Russia.