Read about how Football started

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According to Wikipedia, by definition, Football refers to a number of sports that involve, to varying degrees, kicking a ball with the foot to score a goal. The most popular of these sports worldwide is Association Football, more commonly known as just “football” or “soccer”.

History of Football: 

Football reportedly started in England in about 1823.

Initially, different colleges played under different rules until about 1876 when the Intercollegiate Football Association was formed.

Walter Camp has often been called the “father of football”  because he is credited to have instituted the initial rules.

President Teddy Roosevelt is said to have played a big part in helping to organize football as we see it today.

Organized football began in high schools in the early 1860’s where they played with 25 players on each team.

The first professional football league was started in 1895 in Pennsylvania.

The forward pass we know today was introduced in 1905.

References:res.hcpss.org, Wikipedia, About.com,

Rome was not built in a day. Obviously, the sophisticated Football we know today has been around for a while. Meaning, a journey of a thousand miles begins with a step. You can begin that good journey today!

 

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