The Football

Did you know the oldest football that is still in existence was made around the year 1550?  You can view it on display in the Smith Art Gallery and Museum that is located in Stirling, Scotland.  This historic football was discovered in 1981 inside Stirling Castle. 

The game of football has been around for quite some time.  Some historians believe that the ancient Greeks used to play a version of our modern-day game of football.  It is suspected that the Greek game was played on a rectangle-shaped field that had goal lines on either end.  The evenly divided teams would pass a handball between players, and they would kick, toss, or run with the ball past the opposing team’s goal line.

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