"A football", in the sense of a ball rather than a game, was first mentioned in 1486

Some have claimed that football dates back to as far as 2500 B.C.

Greeks, Egyptians, Chinese and the Romans all having played a game involving a ball and feet.

Chinese game called Tsu-Chu which means "kicking the ball", with records dating back to the Han Dynasty, 206 B.C. - 220 A.D

Around the 9th Century is when people in England began to kick around a pig's bladder in villages.

Folk football began in England in the 18th and 19th Century,played by huge numbers of people

The Football Association (FA) was formed on 26 October 1863.

The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) was formed in Paris in 1904 with seven member

In 1930 the first ever FIFA World Cup was held in Uruguay