"if you are talking about AFL football then Afl is older then soccer The first game if soccer was played in 1872, November 30th The first game of football was played in 1858, August 7th" WRONG. The dates are right, officially, but the actual game of Association Football (Soccer) is far older, the OFFICIAL rules were made during this period; and although the first official game of American Football was played "first", American Football is actually a VARIATION of Association Football AND Rugby Football. So how can it be OLDER if it's based on Association Football? Foolish child.
The American Football League first played games in 1960.
Princeton VS. Rutgers Queensmen
The first American football game was played on November 6, 1869.
If you mean American football then yes soccer is older. American Football was first played in 1869 with soccer's first match in 1848.
The first American football game was a college game played in 1869. The National Football League was established in 1920.
Harvard and Yale hold the oldest football rivalry. "The Game" was first played in 1875.
The first official source of college football news was the NCAA. The first college football game was between Princeton and Rutgers University in 1869.
American football was first known as association football. The world knows soccer by the name "football," rather than American football.
The first American collegiate game of football was played in 1869 in New Brunswick, New Jersey by Rutgers College and Princeton University. Rutgers won this game. From that point on American football has become a billion dollar collegiate and professional sport. This not to be confused by the world's game of football which is called soccer in America.
the first AMERICAN football team to use an American football were: rutgers scarlet knights and the Princeton tigers
The first known African-American to play pro football was Charles Follis
Lora Henson was the first African American to receive a football scholarship to LSU and was the first African American to letter in football at LSU Mike Williams was the first African American to letter in football at LSU and the first African AMERICAN to become ALL American at LSU . Actually his name was Lora Hinton.
He first played football his freshman year of high school
please answer the question : Which country was contemporary football first played in?
In 1869, Rutgers and Princeton played a college soccer game on November 6. The game used a modification of the London Football Association rules. Over the next seven years, modern football began to develop from rugby as the sport gained popularity with major eastern schools which today, we call the "Ivy League" institutions. Three years later, Walter Camp, known as the "Father of American Football" drafted the first official rules of American football.
Charles Follis, who played with the Shelby Athletic Club between 1902-1906, is believed to be the first African American to be paid for playing football.
Jim Thorpe (link below) was probably the first American Indian to play pro football. He played professionally with the Pine Village Pros in Indiana in 1913 and later went on to become the first president of the NFL, where he also played for the Oorang Indians (an all-American Indian team) in Ohio.
depends what football you're referring to: soccer or American football? depends what football you're referring to: soccer or American football?
As far as the NFL goes, the first game was played in Dayton, Ohio on October 3, 1920 Pennsylvania (this is true! It is not Ohio!) The first American football game that used players that were paid for playing was played in Pennsylvania in 1892. The first NFL game was played in Ohio in 1920.