I'm not sure where the modern game of football originated, sometime in the 19c the Football Association was formed in England. Later, a boy called Wiliam Ellis, at Rugby school, picked up the ball and so Rugby Footbal was formed, which became the root of US College Football, and I believe, Australian Rules Football.
Before the FA, in England, football tended to be a free for all between villages, it had no formal rules. It is said that long before that, the game was played by the Celts with a severed, enemy's heaad.
The exact orgin I am not sure but my best guess is that it came from Rugby. The american spin on a european game.
by ngureco2 years ago
Why Is American Football Called Football And Not Soccer?
by Jonas5 years ago
Soccer or football? What do you call it?
by Justin Choo6 years ago
Football is called soccer in the US.My question is : Where did the term "soccer" originate?
by Freegoldman4 years ago
Is it swimming, basket ball or hockey?
by IndiePharm6 years ago
What's more "manly sport? American football or British rugby?
by Liam Hallam6 years ago
We've seen kettlebells make a rise Ultimate frisby is gaining popularityWhat do you see as a future big sport?
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