This Day In History
This Day In History
Thursday, February 27, 2020


November 30, 1872

The first-ever international football...
The first-ever international football match takes place at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow, between Scotland and England. Scotland v England (1872) was the first ever official international football match to be played. It was contested by the national teams of Scotland and England. The match took place on 30 November 1872 at West of Scotland Cricket Club's ground at Hamilton Crescent in Partick, Scotland. The match finished in a 0–0 draw and was watched by 4,000 spectators.

April 24, 1907

Al Ahly was founded.
Al Ahly was founded. Al-Ahly Sports Club, commonly known as simply Al-Ahly, is an Egyptian sporting club. Founded in April 1907, Al-Ahly was named in 2000 by the Confederation of African Football as the "African Club of the Century". Al-Ahly is the most successful football club in Africa, closely followed by their rivals Zamalek SC and TP Mazembe from DR Congo.
Al-Ahly, football club, football

May 21, 1904

The FIFA is founded...
The FIFA is founded in Paris. The Fédération Internationale de Football Association, commonly known by the acronym FIFA, is the international governing body of association football, futsal and beach soccer. Its membership comprises 208 national associations (the United Nations has 193 member states). Its headquarters are in Zurich, Switzerland, and its president is Sepp Blatter. FIFA is responsible for the organisation of football's major international tournaments, notably the World Cup.
FIFA, football
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