Who Invented Football? | the Game That Unites the World

The final match in the football world cup is between Manchester United and Liverpool. Can you commit the sin of skipping the game, no matter how important a task is at hand? Probably not! Football is the wave of enthusiasm and passion within us. Lionel Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar, and other marvellous players boost up our energy levels. But did you ever get curious about who invented football? Let’s discover it.

Football is one of the most adored outdoor games of all time. It enjoys an estimated fan-following of 4.0 billion on a global platform. The discovery of football led to a game that attracts half the world population. The maker of ‘football’ Walter Camp deserves a lot of virtual hugs for such a discovery.

How Walter Camp discovered the most famous sport called football

Football or gridiron football first originated in the 19th century at the North American universities. It was a combined idea that originated from the two English games: rugby and soccer. It all started on November 6, 1869.  On this day, players from Princeton and Rutgers held the first inter-college match to play football. It looked like a soccer-style game played as per the London Football associations’ rules.

Though the sport got included in the college events, it couldn’t get a distinct identity. Then, Walter Camp, known as the father of American football, brought a massive transition in the game.

Walter Camp was a Yale graduate. He served as a captain of his football team. To the game’s credit, he was the principal person in the Intercollegiate Football Association (IFA). He introduced new formats to the game, such as 11 player’s team, demolished offensive signal-calling, use of scoring scale, etc.

Due to his efforts, football has a grand fan following today.