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19th Century: Britain

Football or soccer as we know it today emerged during the late 19th century in England. At a meeting of the London Football Association in 1863, the game was split between "rugby football" where handling and carrying the ball was allowed and "association...
The Middle Ages: Mob football

The Middle Ages: Mob football

Origins of mob football Various ball games emerged in Britain between the 7th and 9th century. These are commonly referred to as mob football. The rules of mob football were not clearly defined. The games were often violent and played between villages at...

British vs American Terminology

British - American attack - offence bar - post boots - cleats cap - appearance (in an international game) clean sheet - shutout counter attack - fast break derby - rivalry draw - tie equalizer - goal that evens the score extra time - overtim...

David Beckham

David Beckham signed with Manchester United in July of 1991, at the age of sixteen. It took him about five years of playing on the youth squad, the reserves and on loan with Preston North End until he made it into the first team. By the 1998 season, Be...

Mike Delaney: “The Most Important Thing is the Audience”

Mike Delaney is a respected freestyler and former footballer from England. You've probably seen him on TV starring in the popular Adidas and Pepsi commercials. Mike was gracious enough to answer a few questions for us so make sure to visit his website mik...

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