History of Soccer
This Day In Soccer History: July 16, 1950 - The largest crowd in sporting history was 199,854. They watched Uruguay upset Brazil, 2-1, to win soccer’s World Cup finals at Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. keepinitrealsports.tumblr.com keepinitrealsports.wordpress.com facebook.com/pages/KeepinitRealSports/250933458354216 Mobile- m.keepinitrealsports.com
This marble relief is a great representation of the history of soccer from the National Museum of Archeology in Athens, Greece. It depicts a Grecian athlete juggling a 'soccer ball' on his thigh and demonstrating the skill to a youth. The Greeks clearly played a form of soccer, but they left us with no written information on soccer.
Football (soccer and football) first appears in recorded history around 2,000 BC, although it wasn't until 1581 that the team game and formal rules were started. A different style of the game began in Rugby in 1845, followed by the new American-style football 24 years later. Our infographic looks at the origins of these brilliant games.
Distant Corners: American Soccer's History of Missed Opportunities and Lost Causes (Sporting) by David Wangerin. $20.74. http://yourdailydream.org/showme/dpqzu/Bq0z0u6yJxYtEuRbNf2s.html. Author: David Wangerin. Publisher: Temple University Press (April 11, 2011). 264 pages. From bestselling author David Wangerin, a history of America's curious relationship with the "beautiful game" Show More Show Less ...
Soccer History - Deaths 1994 - Agostino Di Bartolomei was an Italian football player, who played as a midfielder. DiBartolomei suffered from clinical depression in his later years, and committed suicide by shooting himself. keepinitrealsports.tumblr.com pinterest.com/mysterkeepinit keepinitrealsports.wordpress.com Mobile- m.keepinitrealsports.com
Soccer History - Deaths 1995 - Bobby Stokes was an English footballer, well known for scoring the winning goal in the 83rd minute of the FA Cup Final for Southampton F.C. against Manchester United in 1976. Stokes died after contracting bronchial pneumonia. keepinitrealsports.tumblr.com keepinitrealsports.wordpress.com Mobile- m.keepinitrealsports.com