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  • What was the first ever football team?

  • The First Team. 1901 Sheffield United Team – See page for author [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. What has all this wrangling over rules got to do with the first ever football team?

  • What is the history of football in England?

  • In England in 1848 a committee of gentlemen gathered together at Cambridge University in order to establish a code of rules for football. The rules that they came up with would be revised in part but used as the basis for association football in 1863.

  • When were the rules of football first introduced?

  • In 1867 the rules were taken on by the Sheffield Football Association when it was formed in that year. In 1863 the Football Association was formed in the Freemason鈥檚 Tavern in London.

  • What football rules did Sheffield FC use in the past?

  • Despite joining the Football Association in 1863, Sheffield FC continued to use their own set of rules when they played their games. In 1865 they played a team from Nottingham and used the Nottingham rules, playing eighteen-a-side.