Finally, it was at English public schools that the division between “kicking” and “operating” (or “carrying”) games first grew to become clear. In the 16th century, the city of Florence celebrated the period between Epiphany and Lent by taking part in a recreation which today is called “calcio storico” (“historic kickball”) within the Piazza Santa Croce. The younger aristocrats of town would gown up in nice silk costumes and embroil themselves in a violent form of football.
Alcock and has been contested by English groups since 1872. The first official international football match additionally took place in 1872, between Scotland and England in Glasgow, once more at the instigation of C.W. England can be home to the world’s first football league, which was founded in Birmingham in 1888 by Aston Villa director William McGregor.
Wedderburn refers to what has been translated into fashionable English as “keeping aim” and makes … Read More