Although it is difficult to make comparisons between different players and leagues, most experts would regard Edson Arantes do Nascimento, popularly known as Pelé, as the to...
Walter Camp, the Father of American Football, invented its rules in 1879.
The history of American football can be traced to early versions of rugby football
and association football. Both games have their origin in varieties of football ...
Rutgers and Princeton played a college soccer football game, the first ever,
November 6. The game used modified London Football Association rules. During
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Football (as well as rugby and soccer) are believed to have descended from the
ancient Greek game of harpaston. Harpaston is mentioned frequently in ...
The contemporary history of the world's favourite game spans more than 100
years. It all began in 1863 in England, when rugby football and association
12: Birth of pro football. The date was November 12, 1892, a day that would
forever be etched in sports history, although no one involved that day could
William "Pudge" Heffelfinger is the first documented professional football player.
... Team Histories. Learn the history of each of the 32 current NFL franchises.
Derived from the English game of rugby, American football was started in 1879
with rules instituted by Walter Camp, player and coach at Yale University.