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The History of Soccer. By: Hunter Ballard and Austin Davis. In England the game was called soccer by the British upper-class The lower-class called it football and the name stuck. Origin of the word Soccer. In China during the 2 nd or 3 rd centuries BC

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the history of soccer

The History of Soccer

By: Hunter Ballard and Austin Davis

origin of the word soccer

In England the game was called soccer by the British upper-class

  • The lower-class called it football and the name stuck.
Origin of the word Soccer
the start of the game

In China during the 2nd or 3rd centuries BC

  • Early growth of modern soccer started in England
The Start of the Game

history of soccer

The first official league was established in 1863

  • 11 clubs were involved with the establishment
  • The inaugural game was played o December 9, 1863
History of Soccer


Federation International Football Association

  • Founded in May 1904

u s soccer

The U.S.A international soccer team was formed in 1913

  • One of the first organizations to join FIFA
U.S Soccer

world cup

The world cup is a tournament that happens every four years lasting a month

  • Starting out with only 13 teams has grown to 32 teams
  • Brazil has won more than any other country.
World Cup
how is it choose

The world cup started out only being in South America and Europe

  • In 2002 it began to rotate to many countries
  • The FIFA congress votes and decides nearly 7 years in advance
How is it choose
1930 world cup

Held in Uruguay

  • Consisted of 13 teams

1st– Uruguay

2nd – Argentina

3rd – United States

4th – Yugoslavia

1930 World Cup


Forbes Magazine releases top 5 richest clubs in the world

  • Real Madrid
  • Manchester United
  • Barcelona
  • Arsenal
  • Bayern Munich
real madrid

Located in Madrid, Spain

  • Real Madrid brings in 650 million dollars in revenue
  • The club is worth 3.3 million dollars
  • Home to some of the best players in the world
Real Madrid
spain s rivalry

Barcelona and Real Madrid are Spain’s largest clubs

  • Both being in the top 3 richest clubs are very prestigious
  • Real Madrid leads the series 90 to 86
Spain's Rivalry
england s rivalry

Liverpool and Manchester United

  • The two clubs are the most successful club in England
  • Manchester United leads the series 84 to 83
  • The clubs together hold 121 honors
England’s Rivalry
top 5 soccer players in the world


  • Lionel Messi FC Barcelona
  • Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid
  • Wayne Rooney Manchester United
  • Neymar FC Barcelona
  • Landon Donovan LA Galaxy
TOP 5 Soccer Players in the World
lionel messi

Born: Rosario, Argentina

  • Age: 26
  • Plays for FC Barcelona and Argentina National Team
  • Scored 223 goals for FC Barcelona since 2004

Lionel Messi
cristiano ronaldo

Born: Madeira, Portugal

  • Age: 28
  • Plays for Real Madrid and Portugal National Team
  • Scored 247 goals since 2004 For Manchester United and Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo

wayne rooney

Born: Liverpool, England

  • Age: 28
  • Plays for Manchester United and England National Team
  • Scored 204 Total goals in his career so far

Wayne Rooney

Born : Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil

  • Age: 21
  • Plays for FC Barcelona and Brazil National Team
  • Scored 111 goals in his career so far

landon donovan

Born: Ontario, Canada

  • Age: 31
  • Plays For LA Galaxy and U.S. National Team
  • Scored 121 goals in his career
Landon Donovan

2014 world cup

The 2014 world cup is going to be held in Brazil.

  • This will be the first world cup in South America since 1978
  • The finals will be held in Rio De Janeiro
2014 world cup

u s today

Soccer in the U.S is growing every year

  • The Major League Soccer (MLS) stands at 20 teams
  • The MLS will grow to 24 teams by 2020

U.S Today
why we chose this topic


    • I choose to do soccer because I have played since I was 3 years old
    • I played travel soccer since I was 8 and have stuck with it through high school.
    • I didn’t know much about the history so I wanted to research into it
Why we chose this Topic
why we chose this topic1


    • I chose this topic because I have played soccer since I was six years old.
    • I have played traveling soccer since I was 9 and played it all the way through high school
    • I chose this because soccer is such a big part of my life and I wanted to know the history behind it
Why we chose this topic
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Works Cited