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Officially the worlds oldest club playing Association Football (Soccer) is Sheffield FC founded 1857 but unofficially it is Cambridge University Football club who have records going back to 1848 when they played games under their old Cambridge Rules. The Cambridge Rules were later used as a basis for the 'Laws of the game' for Association Football by the Football Association in 1863. Cambridge University Football club adopted the FA rules shortly after they were introduced. Sheffield FC continued to play their Sheffield rules for 14 years after the Football Association were formed and did not adopt FA Rules until 1877 by which time there were dozens of teams playing football by association rules. Guys Hospital London has an even older football club but they play Rugby Football so that is probably not the answer you are looking for.

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