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Oldest Football Clubs: Sheffield FC Is The First Professional Football Club Founded Back In 1857 In England

Football is one of the greatest and oldest sport in the world which is ruling the hearts of fans for a long long time. Club matches and leagues have increased the charm of this sport. Football clubs have played a major role in improving the standard of the game as Sheffield considered as the oldest club. The club started back in 1857 as a proper club instead of being a defunct club.

Oldest Football Clubs

Oldest Football Clubs

There are some unofficial updates that Notts County is the first club of football history. However, the details confirmed that the club started in 1920s while the bases of that club moved back to 1862. Let’s get into the details of oldest football clubs which have created a great impact over the football world.

Sheffield FC

  • Start | 1857
  • Country | England
  • Current Status | Active

Sheffield FC is the oldest club in football history that started in 1857 in England. The club is currently active and is competing in the Northern Premier League. The club played football under Sheffield rules until 1878. Now, the club is having basis in Derbyshire.

Wanderers FC

  • Start | 1860
  • Country | England
  • Current Status | Active

Wanderers FC is also an English based club that started in 1960 and is currently active in Isthmian League. The club is now playing association football in Greater London. The earlier playing code of the club is still unknown.

Hallam FC

  • Start | 1860
  • Country | England
  • Current Status | Active

Included in the list of oldest football clubs, the starting code of Hallam FC was also Sheffield rule. The club is now playing in Northern Counties East League Division One. Original club dissolved in 1886. Hallam FC is the 1st club to win a world football tournament, the Youdan Cup.

Crystal Palace FC

  • Start | 1861
  • Country | England
  • Current Status | Active

The club details way back to 1861 when it started in England. Surprisingly, the club is competing in the top quality football league, the English Premier League. The playing code of the club remained association football since the start. The original club dissolved back in 1876 however, the new club is a continuation of the previous one.

Notts County

  • Start | 1862
  • Country | England
  • Current Status | Active

Some unofficial rumours are there to prove the Notts Country as the oldest football club however, it is in the list of these clubs. Notts County founded in 1862. It has its own code for playing football. Notts County is currently competing in National League and is based in Nottingham, England.

Barnes FC

  • Start | 1862
  • Country | England
  • Current Status | Inactive

Barnes FC is also one of the oldest club founded in 1862 and the origin is England. It has a great impact in football world in 19th century. Barnes FC was the first club to win a FA match. Today’ Bayern Rugby Union Club is continuation of this football club.

Stoke City FC

  • Start | 1863
  • Country | England
  • Current Status | Active

Following charter house rules in the beginning, the club founded as Stoke Ramblers in 1863. Stoke City FC is currently a part of EFL Championship, the second tier of English Football. The club is having basis in England and now following Association football rules.

Royal Engineers AFC

  • Start | 1863
  • Country | England
  • Current Status | Active

Started with unknown coding rules, the club also have basis in England. The team is representing the corps of royal engineers and the sappers of British army. It is one of the oldest and strongest football association having won FA cup in 1875 thus creating a competitive impact on football at early years.

Brigg Town

  • Start | 1864
  • Country | England
  • Current Status | Active

Brigg Town also belongs to English soil and founded back in 1864. The club is currently competing in Northern Counties East League Division One along with Hallam FC. The playing code of the club was association football in the beginning and still they are following the same code.

Wrexham AFC

  • Start | 1864
  • Country | Wales
  • Current Status | Active

Having bases in Wales, the club founded in 1864 with playing code as Association Football. The same code runs throughout the years and the club is currently a part of National League, the 5th tier of English Football.

These are the information about the oldest football clubs. Some of them are currently active while some are dissolved. Moreover, some clubs get a continuation after getting dissolved.

Foundation Of Currently Famous Clubs

Here are the information about the currently famous clubs.

Manchester United | The club founded back in 1878 with the name Newton Heath LYR Football Club. In 1902, the name changed to Manchester United. The club is now competing in the top-tier English league, the Premier League.

Liverpool FC | Currently competing in English Premier League, the club is having bases in England and founded in 1892. Liverpool has also won European Champions League five times.

Real Madrid | The Spanish football club founded back in 1902 and is competing is Spanish La Liga, one of the greatest football league. It is the most successful club in European League with 11 titles.

Barcelona | It is also a Spanish club with 5 titles in Champions League. Founded back in 1899, the club has dominated the La Liga with its brilliant management and players power.

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