The penalty kick was introduced to the Football League in 1891, and its invention was credited to Irishman William McCrum. A goalkeeper for Mitford FC and a member of the Irish FA, McCrum proposed the penalty as
Football was included as an exhibition sport at the second modern Olympic Games in Paris in September 1900. Great Britain was represented by a now-defunct club side, and no medals were ever awarded.
The Zulu War, fought in South Africa in 1879 (and immortalised in movies Zulu and Zulu Dawn) cost more than 1,700 British and 6,000 Zulu lives. However, within a few months of the Battles of
The 1877-78 FA Cup competition produced two epic encounters that took weeks to resolve. The first was a third round tie between Old Harrovians and Cambridge University. Initially played at the
In 1841, one of the first recorded club matches took place between the Body-Guards Club from Rochdale and their local rivals the Fear-Noughts Club, with a cash prize and a barrel of gin up for grabs.
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