November 12, 1892
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What was the first football game ever played in America?
The two-game series, played at Cambridge, Mass., May 14 and 15, 1874, were the first formal games of North American-style football. These contests were preceded by a Princeton-Rutgers football game in 1869 but that event was actually played under England’s Football Association rules, better known in North America as soccer.
When was the first ever soccer match played?
Later in the year, the first ever soccer match was played on Barnes common at Mortlake, London on 19th December 1863 between Barnes Football Club and Richmond Football Club. The game ended in a 0-0 draw. The Football Association rules were further amended to exclude any handling of the ball.
What is the history of professional football?
Professional football developed in the 1890s in Pennsylvania, as local athletic clubs engaged in increasingly intense competition.
Who was the first-ever professional football player?
Former Yale football star William 鈥淧udge鈥?Heffelfinger became the first-ever professional football player when he was hired by the Allegheny Athletic Association to play in a game against their rival the Pittsburgh Athletic Club in November 1892.