Football In England
Association football is a national sport in England, where the first modern set of rules for the code were established in 1863, which were a major influence on the development of the modern Laws of the Game. With over 40,000 association football clubs, England has more clubs involved in the code than any other country.
England is home to, amongst others, the world's oldest association football club (Sheffield F.C.), the oldest national governing body (The Football Association), the first national team, the oldest national knockout competition (the FA Cup) and the oldest national league (The Football League). Today England's top domestic league, the Premier League, is one of the most popular and richest sports leagues in the world, and is home to some of the world's most famous football clubs.
Read more about Football In England: History of English Football, League System, Cup Competitions, Qualification For European Competitions, National Teams, Women's Football, Stadium of English Football, Seasons in English Football
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“In football they measure forty-yard sprints. Nobody runs forty yards in basketball. Maybe you run the ninety-four feet of the court; then you stop, not on a dime, but on Miss Libertys torch. In football you run over somebodys face.”
—Donald Hall (b. 1928)
“I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start. The games afoot!
Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
Cry, God for Harry! England and Saint George!”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)