The Rules of Association Football 1863
The Rules of Association Football 1863

The Rules of Association Football 1863

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The Rules of Association Football 1863 with a foreword by Sir Bobby Charlton and Introduction by Melvyn Bragg.

The First Rule Book of Association Football changed the face of football forever. Without it the 'beautiful game' would have remained a riotous free-for-all with a bewildering number of rules, some of which even allowed the ball to be caught! Instead, thanks to a group of Oxbridge graduates, The Football Association was formed and thirteen original rules set down, allowing the game to spread throughout the world. This book sets out those rules as they were first written, and shows how they represent the spirit of the game and the honesty, courage, and skill of those who play it. 


Format: Hardback, 64 pages

Dimensions: 10.4 x 15.3 x 1cm

Publisher: Bodleian Bookshop

ISBN: 1-85124-375-5


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