Who created Football? The answer to that will never be sure as many people contributed to the creation of the sport. In this article, we will dissect the different derivations of Football and put a name to those responsible for creating the sport we know and love today.
Who Invented Football?
As no set person invented Football, historians have been able to set the time and place of its potential origin from different periods. Football was referred to as the game of Kemari in Japan as far back as 600 A.D, Pahsaherman to the Native Americans, Marn Brook to the Indigenous Australians, and Cuju (which loosely translates to “kicking the ball”) to the Chinese during the Han Dynasty. The earliest setting in which different historic variations of the game of Football can be traced back almost 5,000 years ago.
Who Created Football?
Ebenezer Cobb Morley, widely recognized as the founding father of the Football Association, was born on August 16, 1831. Growing up, Morley was regarded as an all-around sportsman and, with his passion for the sport of “football” (another name for the game of Football, stemming from its European origin), felt a need to add regulation to the sport (i.e., rules, leagues, foundations, etc.). With all of this in mind, Morley invented the Football Association (FA) and instituted his own 13 original laws of the FA. With his hand in creating the rules, there was now an organization in Football (football), primarily due to Morley’s contribution.