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Where did football originate?

  1. scoop profile image85
    scoopposted 5 years ago

    Where did football originate?

  2. MickS profile image71
    MickSposted 5 years ago

    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.

  3. TrevorBasile profile image60
    TrevorBasileposted 5 years ago

    The exact orgin I am not sure but my best guess is that it came from Rugby. The american spin on a european game.

    1. MickS profile image71
      MickSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      No, rugby came from breaking the FA rules, then US college football was based on rugby but the formalisation of rules for football came first with the formation of  the Football Association in England in the 19c

 
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