Sheffield Football Club, was the first soccer club, founded in 1857 in the town of Sheffield, England.
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The code played by Cray wanderers in its earliest years is unknown. Liverpool Football Club (not to be confused with Liverpool F.C. of the Premier League), later known as Liverpool St Helens F.C. were formed in 1857, which claims to be the oldest open rugby club in the world.
- Timeline of association football – Wikipedia
In 1865 Buenos Aires FC was formed by British residents. The first ever football tournament, the Youdan Cup, is played by twelve Sheffield clubs in 1867; the Cromwell Cup, the second oldest football tournament in the world, takes place in 1868 with Sheffield Rules. Goal kicks are introduced in 1869.
- World’s First Football Club Founded | History Channel on Foxtel
This day marks the anniversary of the founding of Sheffield Football Club, recognised by FIFA, world football’s governing body, as the world’s oldest association football club. The club was founded on 24 October 1857 by Nathaniel Creswick and William Prest. They were both members of Sheffield Cricket Club, where …
- World’s First and Oldest Football Club Sheffield FC Celebrates 160th …
Oct 24, 2017 – Sheffield FC are celebrating their 160th birthday on Tuesday, with well wishers from around the world congratulating the team on social media. The South Yorkshire side were formed on 24th October 1857 and are the oldest surviving football club anywhere on the planet.