Learn About The Origin Of Soccer

Have you ever wondered how a particular sport or activity came into existence? For instance, soccer. Where did soccer come from? How come it is so popular throughout most of the world? A lot of cultures throughout history have some reference to or a link with the history of soccer. That might explain why it is widely accepted. To this day, it is enjoyed by kids and adults, male and female.

Soccer has been around for centuries in different shapes and forms, in different parts of the world. Long before our era, the Chinese and Japanese, the Greek and Roman and many others played ballgames which would develop into the game we know today.

To give you an idea, the Chinese started playing football/soccer games as far back as the Dark Ages. It was a game played with a ball of animal skin stuffed with hair or feathers. The ball was kicked between poles, some 10 meters high, and was most likely used for military training. By 50 AD, the game was named “Tsu Chu”

The Ancient Greeks and Romans used football/soccer games to prepare their soldiers for battle. They were the greatest exponents of games and built arenas all over their empire. The Greek and Roman arenas are of course the inspiration for stadiums today.

In South- and Central America a game called “Tlatchi” was played by the Aztecs. There are still discussions about whether or not this game is older than the Chinese equivalent “Tsu Chu”. However, Tlachtli was more a mix of basketball, volleyball and soccer, rather than just a forerunner of soccer. One key rule was that players could not use their hands.

During the Middle Ages the game had developed into a crude form of soccer through the streets of Medieval London. Because of the rough nature of the game it was highly unpopular with the rest of the inhabitants. It became popular with the masses in the 19th century. The industrial revolution in England led to a change in the way people lived their lives. The need for leisure and recreation grew and so did พนันเว็บ ufabet มือถือ  soccer’s reputation. Leagues were formed and equipment developed and became greater.

The first international match was played in 1872 between England and Scotland.

By 1885, The Football Association regulated contracts and transfers, which was the beginning of the professional game. Within eight years The FA already had 50 clubs as a member of the association. The first football competition still exists to this day, the FA Cup.

After the English Football Association more FA’s were established. First this happened within Britain before spreading out through Europe. The next would be the Scottish FA (1873), the FA of Wales (1875) and the Irish FA (1880).

It was a matter of time before soccer would spread out beyond Britain’s borders. Obviously England had several affairs abroad and wherever they would go, they brought soccer with them. Football associations were formed in the Netherlands and Denmark in 1889, New Zealand (1891), Argentina (1893), Chile (1895), Switzerland, Belgium (1895), Italy (1898), Germany and Urugu