In 1863 the English Football Association was established. It was the world's first Football Association.
The first form of the football was the English Rugby's ball.
The English Football Association created the first widely accepted official rules of the game in 1863, dubbing the game association football. These rules were known as the "Laws of the Game."
American football was first known as association football. The world knows soccer by the name "football," rather than American football.
Association Football was the first name of football as it was estbalished by the Football Association of England. Soccer is derived from Asocc or Socca, some deviations from the original word.
FIFA was the first football association. It was formed in Paris on May 21st, 1904. It started everything.
15 yards and automatic first down
The first Football Association was formed in London and the rules of Association Football (Laws of the game) were written by Ebenezer Cobb Morley captain of the Barnes Football Club.