Britain What is the origin of football? Modern football originated in Britain in the 19th century. Though “folk football” had been played since medieval times with varying rules, the game began to be standardized when it was taken up as a winter game at public schools.Jul 22, 2021
In Canada, similar to the US, the term “football” refers to gridiron football (either Canadian football or American football; le football canadien or le football américain in Standard French). “Soccer” is the name for association football in Canadian English (similarly, in Canadian French, le soccer).
It turns out that the Romans did play football, in their own way of course. We don’t know the exact Roman rules for their version of football, known as ‘Harpastum’, but historians have tried hard to piece together as much as possible from Roman paintings, vases, poems and stories.Feb 13, 2014