When did we begin playing Football? Was it 100 years ago? 1,000 years? Even more? How far does the history of football go? Balls made of linen have been discovered to 2,500 BC by Ancient Egypt.
Who invented Football? Football was invented by Ancient Egypt in 2,500 BC, by Ancient Greeks in 400-375 BC, by China in 400-200 BC, etc. Let’s continue for more on History of Football..
First of all, we should all be prepared that answering such questions is not easy. Of Course, you will get some answers at the end of this article but which one to prefer will be up to you. Let’s jump to the point.
How far does the history of football go?
Do we need a brief conclusion? I think yes…
Before coming to that last point of “Where did everything really start? Who invented football?”, two major points seem to be very outstanding in the history of football.
- In very different regions, people were playing with the ball, with different rules and types they play were different as well. So it is not easy to say it was developed from one place to the earth.
- “The unstoppable rise of Football”. In every region football being played, there were many courts, laws, soldiers, even kings forbidding football. But the rise of Football remained until today.
Where did everything really start? Who invented football?
It seems that Ancient Egypt is the first region, in known history, that people began to play with the ball, not only with hand but with the foot. They even made balls from animal intestines or skin to improve their bouncing. However, if we had a time machine and had the chance to be there in 2,500 BC, and see people playing with the ball, I am not sure if we would call that football. No rules, dangerous to play, etc.
This situation seems similar till 1200 AD in England. Again if we had a time machine and saw people playing with the ball on that date, without a doubt we would call that football. And continue, “but how weird and tough is it? No technical skills, very very basic rules…” I am sure if someone asks me to play I would say “No, thank you”. Because it is still far beyond we play now.
However, the game (football) in 1800 AD in England, is different than what we play now, it would not be very difficult to play for me. The amateur players, with very few rules and of course a little tough (maybe more than a little). But I would play if I were there (I guess).
Considering the mentioned 5 different regions and times football played, we can say that football did not spread from one place. Even if there were some interactions between cultures, “history of football” can not be understood without mentioning any of the above regions and times.
This article is very short, to the point and indexing one. You can find many articles that deep dives to every specific item I highlighted.
- Football – Wikipedia,
- Ancient Greek football player balancing the ball – National Archaeological Museum,
- A Brief History of the Game – Alameda High School,
- Who Invented Football – Football Bible,
- The Game – FIFA,
- Britain, the home of Football – FIFA,
- F History – Spartacus Educational.
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