Sheffield - Where Football Began
The world's very first football club was Sheffield F.C. which was founded on October
By October of
They studied the 'rules' of Mob Football and created their own set of 'Standardised Rules' which form the basis of the game. Sheffield Football Club
In 1866 they took part in the first Inter-city match against London City at Battersea Park. Sheffield players head-butted the ball to shouts of laughter. But, 'Heading the Ball' had been born.
During the latter half of the 19th century the club was also credited with the introduction of free kicks, throw ins and corner kicks. They were also the first club to use a solid cross bar on the goals and to play on a floodlit pitch.
In 1904 they won the F.A. Amateur Cup against Ealing; over 6,000 supporters turned up and they won 3-1.
It was not until 2001 that Sheffield F.C. acquired their own ground in Dronfield. Since their
Their association with Dore stems from the time before they moved to Dronfield when they played their home
"Who remembers the view across Abbeydale from Ashfurlong Road - now the oldest of English football fields has disappeared under a building site?"
In 2004 FIFA awarded them a 'Club Centennial Order of Merit' for 'Services to Football'.
In 2007 they celebrated their 150th anniversary.