For a long time many thought modern day football was invented by the English but a book found in Aberdeen written in the 16th Century suggests Scotland has a real claim on this. Its the first book written that details the modern game well before the English claim.
Scotland invented football.
It actually was started in China, and separately in Rome. The game which the Romans exported throughout the empire must be the game which started off the various versions of football, the Chinese had a game which resembles football and probably much earlier than the Romans, but the Chinese did not export it and were insular in character, the game which the Brits like to claim as their invention was actually invented in Italy, Roman Italy, and exported by the Roman Legions into Briton.
Oldest leather football: Discovered in Stirling Castle, Scotland.
Oldest pitch markings: Found in Perthshire, Scotland.
First mention of "goalkeeper", to truly differentiate the game from any other ball games: Aberdeen, Scotland.
First football club ever founded: In Edinburgh, Scotland.
First ever international game: Played in Glasgow, Scotland (where England were stunned by the Scots who had produced the passing game. England played a 1-1-8 formation where passing was frowned upon: One player, running with the ball, backed by a horseshoe formation as back up lest he be tackled and lose the ball, being the fashion).
Smaller things along the way include: The first 50,000 crowd, the first 100,000 crowd, heading of the ball, the first all-ticket game, the first ground with turnstiles, the first use of substitutes, the invention of the crossbar, the standardisation of free kicks and half time... All from Scotland.
Add to this, the fact that the English themselves named the Scots players the "Scotch Professors", and you get an idea of which country taught the other.
England standardised the rules, and produced the first FA and league (instigated by a Scotsman), and started the first cup competition (with Queen's Park FC, from Scotland - at the time, the largest and most advanced club in Britain - invited to take part and pay their contribution to the purchasing of the silverware).
Scotland is responsible for the most important footballing firsts.
The football club registered in Edinburgh in the early 1800's, which is claimed to be the first, was associated with a game that allowed picking the ball up, so it was not affiliated with the game as we know it today. The first clubs to play the modern version of the game originated in England, and it was in England that the rules and structure of the game were first written down and established. So England is the home of Football as is well documented, but the 1872 first international match between England and Scotland, and the Scotish tactics involved undoubtedly played a fundamental part in the development of the game. But that is the history of football ever since it left England, it has been developed and refined by many countries and cultures to create what it is today, the world game. The beautiful game.
It was first established by a group of nuns in england
I think scotland invented football scotland or the romans
I think it was the romans because if they invented soccer they could invent football
The original game which is now referred to as football or soccer was "a favorite way of passing the time among Julius Caesar's legions," They introduced it to ancient Britons in the middle of the first century BC. According to some chroniclers, when things got really rough, the legions used "the skullsof slaughtered Britons" as balls.
The Romans introduced the first version of the game to many of their colonies, Briton being one of them, along with currency, laws, roads and baths. The rules have changed throughout the years and the game has evolved into many others, such as grid iron, rugby, rugby league etc etc, but it was the Romans who kicked off the game we now know as football.
Modern football as most people know it was invented in
England, however, you will probably encounter Scottish nationalists who will
try to bend the truth in favour of Scotland, variations of football were
claimed to have been invented beforehand by many countries across the world,
but 'football' as it is played today, was invented in England.
Okay it wasn't just one person it was a culture or many different cultures
Well I don't know his name but I know that it was in the 80's
Football was invented 2500 years ago in China.
It was invented in london and was played in the 1700's when the horban farleys were around
It was a group of english nuns in 1857.
Hope this helps.
Kicking a ball was china but the game football and its rules was england
I read Canada invented football and us colleges learned from the Canadian universities
By Football if one means Soccer as it is more popularly known, then the game is said to have a history dating back thousands of years. There are records of a game called Cuju played in China about 4000 years ago which resembled football in some ways.
In fact there have been mentions of a game somewhat similar to football being played in various parts of the World throughout history. The Greeks, the Romans, the Mexicans, the Japanese and the Eskimos have all played a game involving the use of their legs, a spherical object and in some cases a goalpost at some time or the other in their history.
However, the place that is credited to be the birthplace of modern day Football are the British Isles with records of matches being played between different villages in the middle ages. In fact a recent discovery of a book written by a Scottish teacher, David Wedderburn way back in 1633 describes in detail a match of football played in Aberdeen, Scotland.
According to another story a game closely similar to Rugby was already being played at the Rugby School in 1823 when a player William W Ellis ran the ball into the net thereby giving birth to another form of football better known today as American Football. The date for the start of modern American Football though is said to be 1876, invented by a man named Walter Camp who had supposedly heard the Ellis story.
Football was invented around 300 years ago
No one person invented football. It was mostly played by bored army men in the medieval ages, who used to kick about, rolled up rags and even mens/ladies heads. .
It was first played by a group of nuns in England in 1823.