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 ).
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.
In Mexico & Central America the rubber ball was created
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.
The game was still really violent and rough. This led to King Edward III stoping the popular game in 1331.
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).
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.
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.
Football Association was formed on October 26th, 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.
The first FA Cup Final was played at the London Oval cricket ground.
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 formed its own Football Association.
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.
Introduction of the Penalty kick
Football was played at the Olympic Games for the first time in 1900
Soccer was taken off the program for the Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
UEFA was formed on the 15th June.
The first European Soccer Championship finals held.
On December 18th, CONCACAF (The confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football) was formed.
Luis Suarez becomes the most expensive soccer player , when he is transferred from Barcelona to Inter Milan for £152,000.
Guiseppe Savoldi becomes the first £1m player when he is transferred from Bologna to Napoli for £1.2m.
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 FIFA World Championship for 5 vs 5 soccer(futsal), was held in Netherlands.
First FIFA World Player of the Year award was given to Lothar Matthaus of Inter Milan and Germany.
First FIFA World Championship for Women's Football was held in China. It was won by United States.
Brazil hosts the first FIFA Club World Championship, won by Corinthians of Brazil.
First ever World Cup tournament is held African in Johannesburg, South Africa. The first match was played on 11th June, Africa vs Mexico.
The world cup is held in Brazil and the winners were Germany.
Next World cup to be held in Russia.