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Who penned the name 'Soccer'?

  1. itsameanoldscene profile image60
    itsameanoldsceneposted 6 years ago

    Who penned the name 'Soccer'?

    As we in the UK called it football, who, where & when was the name soccer introduced & was it originally from the States?

  2. d-richie93 profile image60
    d-richie93posted 6 years ago

    Yes it is a North American invented name.

  3. Bretsuki profile image77
    Bretsukiposted 6 years ago

    I believe that the term is an abbreviation.  When the various forms of football were consolidating in Britain during the 1800's there were two bodies created the Rugby Football Union and the Football Association.

    With the English propensity for reducing names the Rugby Football Union game became Rugby, later splitting into amateur Union and Professional League camps. These are the men who play with the funny shaped ball.  smile Later American Football adopted many of their rules from this game.

    The Football Association game was then called soccer from the reduction of the word association. Now commonly known as some variant of the word football around the world, but to Americans known as soccer.

    So no, soccer is an English word not American in origin

  4. SpiffyD profile image83
    SpiffyDposted 6 years ago

    I agree with Bretsuki; the term "soccer" is English, but it was not popularized in England because alternative names for the competing "football" were found. In places like the US and Australia, there are other types of football that are called football. To avoid confusion, they adopted the abbreviated term "soccer," which is a reduction of the official term "association football."