Which country played football first?

Who played the first ever game of football?

1872 Scotland v England football match

Event International friendly
Scotland England 0 0
Date 30 November 1872
Venue Hamilton Crescent, Partick
Referee William Keay (Scotland)

When and where football was first played?

On November 6, 1869, Rutgers and Princeton played what was billed as the first college football game. However, it wasn’t until the 1880s that a great rugby player from Yale, Walter Camp, pioneered rules changes that slowly transformed rugby into the new game of American Football.

Who scored the first ever football goal?

For many years it was widely assumed that the first goal scored in the Football League was an own goal by Aston Villa’s defender Gershom Cox, who put the ball into his own net thirty minutes into the game at Wolves.

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