Who Invented Football? When and Where the Ball Game Originated

Who Invented Football? When and Where the Ball Game Originated

Football is believed to have originated as far as 2500 BC when the Greeks, Egyptians, Chinese, and Romans played games involving a ball and feet.

Reports have it that the Chinese game named Tsu-Chu, meaning “kicking the ball”, which mirrors modern-day football game was the first game to be played without the use of hands.

In the game, the ball was kicked around with the intention of finding the back if the net tied two bamboo poles 30 feet in the air.

This narrative dates back date back thousands of years to the Han Dynasty, i.e., 206 BC and 220 AD.

Who Invented Football?

Who Invented Football?

With this, the Chinese believe that Football came to life from this intentional game spreading throughout the world today.

  • Despite this story, some part of the world believes that football as we know it today actually started in England although it was called “folkball” or “folk football”. The aim here was finding the back of an unmade net or reaching a particular breaking point. The game was played between many persons with unpinned rules- some was made at game point.

The game so cherished by many was banned by hierarchies in the 14th century because of the“great noise” it generates when it is on.

The game continues to metamorphose with its ever-changing rules. It breeds the first football clubs in England in the 19th century, although according to some, the game resembled rugby of today more than modern football.

By the early 20th century, football had spread across Europe, but it was in need of international organization. A solution was found in 1904, when representatives from the football associations of Belgium, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland founded the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).

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