Did you know that until the 19th century, football had been played in various forms, but using a multiplicity of rules under the general heading of “folk football”? A key moment in the development of the game as we know it came in October 1863, when representatives from a dozen schools and clubs met at the Freemasons’ Tavern in London to form the Football Association and agree a set of official rules under which they could all play.
Can’t get enough of the football matches in this year’s World Cup? In this video collection we show marvelous videos of old football matches, from 1925 to 1960. A collection of nine videos from the EUscreen portal featuring an abundance of football!
Enjoy browsing through the collection and discover more on EUscreen.eu.
|Football at Wembley Stadium
Provider: INA, France – 1945
|From the football stadium of Amsterdam
Provider: Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, the Netherlands – 1925
|The Wolverhampton Wanderers
Provider: SASE, England – 1949
|Local football in Ashford, Ireland
Provider: RTÉ, Ireland – 1950
|Season opener in Denmark
Provider: DR, Denmark – 1951
|An Italian football match
Provider: LUCE, Italy – 1959
|Arsenal against the Racing Club in Paris
Provider: INA, France – 1948
|Lapland: football in the snow
Provider: LUCE, Italy – 1960
|A Scandinavian football match
Provider: DR, Denmark – 1957