Which Is The Oldest Professional Football Team In England?


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Dan Banks Profile
Dan Banks answered

Since the birth of football in England there have been various disagreements about which club is the oldest. Each club was born from various attempts to try and codify the rules of localized or public school games that involved the kicking of a ball. The Football Association was finally formed in 1963, to attempt to bring together these various forms of football into one game, governed by an agreed set of rules.

Sheffield F.C has the distinction of being recognized by FIFA as the oldest football club in England, although they are an amateur club. The oldest professional football club in England (and the world) is Notts County.  

Sheffield F.C

Officially, as recognized by FIFA, the oldest football club is Sheffield F.C, which was formed in 1857 by members of a Sheffield based cricket club. Sheffield F.C were playing "Sheffield Rules" at that time, and it wasn't until 1878 that they adopted the FA's official rules of the game. The club won the FA Amateur Cup in 1904, and they currently play in the Northern Premier League Division One South.

Notts County F.C

Although Sheffield F.C is the oldest football club in the world, Notts County are the oldest professional football club in the world, having been formed in 1862. They became a founding member of The Football League in 1888, along with a number of other clubs.

Notts County won the FA cup in 1894 and currently play in League One of The Football League.

Aisha Profile
Aisha answered
England is the Home of Football. The oldest professional football team in the world is also the oldest professional football team in the world. It is the Sheffield FC. The club was established in 1857 by cricketers William Prest and Nathaniel Creswick for keeping up with their fitness. The club and its team however, never became popular. They only won the FA Amateur Cup in 1904.
Mark Arnold-Forster Profile
Sheffield F.C is the oldest club club in England but is not professional club so it will be Notts County (1962) in League 2.
Adam Akim Profile
Adam Akim answered

Notts County

were formed in 1857, which claims to be the oldest open rugby club in the world. The club adopted the Rugby Union rules in 1872, never playing association rules. English club Notts County, which has existed informally from 1862, is the world's oldest fully professional association football club.

Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Notts county 1862 stoke city 1863
so I am wondering who did they play before any more came along

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