From Mob Football To The World Cup
History of football
- People from all around the world have played games which involved kicking or carrying the ball since ancient times; however, most of the modern codes of football have their origins in England. During the 20th century, the various
codes of football became amongst the most popular team sports in the world.
- Cuju. A competitive game considered to be the earliest form of football with scientific evidence (according to FIFA).
- Mob football. Early form of football played in England between neighboring towns and villages involving an unlimited number on opposing teams who would clash en masse during significant religious festivals like Shrovetide,
Christmas or Easter.
- Football League in England in 1888.
- English public schools. The first to codify games on the late 18th century by devising the first offside rules.
- 1st international match. Took place between sides representing England and Scotland on March 5, 1070 at the oval under the authority of Football Association.
- FIFA or Federation Internationale de Football Association was founded in Paris on May 21, 1904.
World cup facts and statistics
- FIFA World Cup (or World Cup) is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's team of the member of FIFA.
- It was first televised in 1954 and is now the world's most widely viewed and followed sporting event exceeding even the Olympic Games.
- The Championship has been awarded every 4 years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 due to World War II.
- An estimated 715.1 million people watched the final match of the 2006 FIFA World Cup held in Germany. Equivalent to a 9th of the entire population of the planet.
- Two players share the record for playing in the most World Cups; mexico's Antonio Carbajal (1950-1966) and Germany's Lothar Matthaus (1982-1988) both played in 5 tournaments.
- The overall top goalscorer in World Cups is Brazil's Ronaldo, scorer of 15 goals (1998-2006).
- France's Just Fontaine holds the record for the most goals scored in a single World Cup, all his 13 goals were scored in the 1958 tournament.
English Premiership facts and statistics
- Promoted as the "Greatest show on Earth". It is broadcast to over 600+ million people in over 200 countries worldwide.
- It is currently sponsored by Barclays bank and thus officially known as Barclays Premier League. Outside of England it is commonly referred to as the English Premier League.
- The Premier League is the most watched football league in the world, broadcast in 212 territories to 643 million homes and a potential TV audience of 4.7 billion people.
- The Premier League has the highest revenue of any football league in the world with total club revenues of Euro 2.479 billion in 2009-2010.
- Premier League finalists of European Cup & UEFA Champions League. Performance by clubs since 1993: 1) Club: Manchester United; Winners: 2; Runners-up: 2; Years won: 1999, 2008; Years runners-up: 2009, 2011; 2) Club:
Liverpool; Winners: 1; Runners-up: 1; Years won: 2006; Years runners-up: 2007; 3) Club: Chelsea; Winners: 1; Runners-up: 1; Years won: 2012; Years runners-up: 2008; 4) Club: Arsenal; Winners: 0; Runners-up: 2; Years won: 2012;
Years runners-up: 2006.
- All finalists of European Cup & UEFA Champions League. Performance by nation since 1991: 1) Nation: Spain; Winners: 6; Runners-up: 3; 2) Nation: Italy; Winners: 5; Runners-up: 6; 3) Nation: England; Winners: 4; Runners-up: 5;
4) Nation: Germany; Winners: 3; Runners-up: 5; 5) Nation: Netherlands; Winners: 1; Runners-up: 1; 6) Nation: France; Winners: 1; Runners-up: 1; 7) Nation: Portugal; Winners: 1; Runners-up: 0.
- Ryan Giggs he holds the record number of Premier League appearances "611 appearances" and is the only player to have played and scored in all 21 seasons. he also has 13 Premier League championship medals more than any player.
Bothteamstoscore.org | References: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIFA_World_Cup; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Premier_League.