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Sheffield FC - The father of football

Started on 4 July 2016 by Balik / First Post
Latest Reply on 8 July 2016 by InvertedWingbacks / Last Post
 

HISTORY


Where it all began...


Once upon a time, somewhere in the United Kingdom, Football was invented by two pioneers who believed in the power of the beautiful game and who dedicated their soul to the invention of it: Nathaniel Creswick and William Prest. These two men wrote the rules and laws for a new game and founded The World’s First Football Club, Sheffield FC on the 24th of October in 1857.

Early records


There are records of earlier forms of football being played in China that date back almost 2000 years; and a form of the game was enjoyed in ancient Greece and Rome. However it was in England that this beautiful sport was to take shape and become the game the world now recognizes as football.

Bringing order to chaos


On Boxing Day December 26th 1860, Sheffield FC played the first inter-city match against its local rival Hallam FC, the Countrymen, founded 1860. This 'Rules derby' is considered the oldest still-contested derby of any football code in the world, and is probably one of the oldest organised team-sport derbies in the world, besides those found in cricket. The match was played on the Oldest Football Ground in the World, the Hallam Pitch at Sandygate Lane in the city of Sheffield.

The world's first ever derby


On Boxing Day December 26th 1860, Sheffield FC played the first inter-city match against its local rival Hallam FC, the Countrymen, founded 1860. This 'Rules derby' is considered the oldest still-contested derby of any football code in the world, and is probably one of the oldest organised team-sport derbies in the world, besides those found in cricket. The match was played on the Oldest Football Ground in the World, the Hallam Pitch at Sandygate Lane in the city of Sheffield.

Records


League Promotions:
Northern Counties East League Premier Divison - 2006 - 07
Northern Counties East League Division One - 1988 - 89 as champions, 1990 - 91 as champions
Yorkshire League Division Two - 1951 - 52, 1954 - 55, 1965 - 66, 1976 - 77 as champions
Yorkshire League Division Three - 1975 - 76

Cups:
FA Amateur Cup:

Winners - 1903 - 04 against Ealing winning 3-1
Runner ups - NA

FA Vase:

Winners - NA
Runner ups - 1976 - 77 losing 2-1 against Billericay Town in the replay

Yorkshire League Cup:

Winners - 1977 - 78, no record on opponent played
Runner ups - NA

Northern Counties East League Cup:

Winners - 2001 - 02, 2004 - 05, no records on opponent played in either finals
Runner ups - NA

Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup:

Winners - 1993 - 94 against Worksop Town winning on Pens after a 1-1 game, 2004 - 05 against Worksop Town winning 1-0, 2005 - 06 against Parkgate winning 2-1, 2007 - 08 against Worksop Town winning 2-0, 2009 - 10 against Hallam winning 4-2.
Runner ups - 1961 - 62 losing 1-0 against Hallam, 2012 - 13 losing 4-3 against Frickley Athletic
24th October is also a special date as it is my birthday so lets have a partyyyy! Will be keeping up to date with this one pal :)
great start bro! keep it up

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