What is the oldest professional football club in the world?

Which club is older City or United?

Just two years separate the existence of the two Manchester clubs, with United holding bragging rights as the oldest as they were formed in 1878, while City were established two years later.

What was the first ever football match?

The 1872 association football match between the national teams of Scotland and England is officially recognised by FIFA as the sport’s first-ever international.

1872 Scotland v England football match.

Event International friendly
Scotland England
Date 30 November 1872
Venue Hamilton Crescent, Partick
Referee William Keay (Scotland)

Which teams have never been relegated?

Since the establishment of the Premier League as the successor-competition to the English First Division in 1992, only a small number of clubs can claim never to have been relegated from the league. They are: Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham, Liverpool, Everton and Chelsea.

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