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A fellow named Charles Wreford-Brown, one of Association football(Soccer's earlier name)’s early heroes. Brown was fond of a slang fad called an Oxford-er (like a vintage version of today’s “izzle” craze.) It works like this: you shorten a word and add “-er” on the end. Breakfast becomes “brekker.” Rugby is “rugger.”
Association football was called “footer”, but Brown had a different idea. He took the word Association, chopped off the A, sliced off the –iation from sociation and called it “soccer” instead.
Since American football (based on rugby) had already taken off by the time Association football became popular in the U.S., soccer stuck
Oops I misunderstood the question....I guess I don't know