History of Soccer

Spain

History of Soccer in Spain

Soccer (football) is said to originate in Western Europe but the exact point of origin is disputed. However, England is credited for creating the first Football Association, Football National team, and set of rules.


England created inspiration for Spain and in 1909, Spain had formed their own soccer organization called the Royal Spanish Football Federation.


The knowledge of soccer was brought to Spain in the late 19th century from some Spanish students who were studying in Britain. The culture of soccer also came from visiting sailors and British immigrants.

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History of Soccer Overall

There's early evidence of soccer being played as a sport during the 2nd and 3rd centuries B.C. in China. There is also recorded facts about the Greeks and Romans used to play for fun and frolic. Other facts point to Kyoto in Japan where kicking of a ball was a popular sport.


The early growth of modern soccer is said to have started in England. During the medieval times, the old for of soccer allowed many ill practices. For example: kicking, biting, punching, and gouging. Caring the ball to the target was the main purpose of the game.


In 1365, King Edward III banned soccer due to its many incidents involving violence and military indulgence. In 1424, King James I of Scotland proclaimed "No man shall play football."


The exact point of origin of soccer is that there is no precise answer. However, the origin of modern soccer is credited to Britian.