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  • Benjamin Prosser (c.1878 - d.)
    Transcription of a piece from a local (Bradford City) Journalist sent to Mrs Nash in Oct.1982: Benjamin Prosser was one of the first plyers signed by Bradford City Football Club following the formait...
  • Rt Hon Alfred Lyttelton, MP (1857 - 1913)
    Alfred Lyttelton QC (7 February 1857 – 5 July 1913) was a British politician and sportsman who excelled at both football and cricket. During his time at university he participated in Varsity Matches in...
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    Philip William Bates (1897 - 1974)
    Philip William "Phil" Bates (16 November 1897 – 19 January 1974) was an English professional football centre half who played in the Football League for Crystal Palace. Bates worked as a grocer. After...
  • Claude William Wilson (1858 - 1881)
    Claude William Wilson (9 September 1858 – 29 June 1881) sourced from Claude William Wilson was an English amateur footballer who played in the 1880 FA Cup Final for Oxford University and made two...
  • Frank Lampard
    Frank James Lampard OBE (born 20 June 1978) is an English professional football manager and former player who is the head coach of Premier League club Chelsea. As a player, he is widely considered to...

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Football (Soccer) has been the most popular sport in the United Kingdom since the 1860s.

in the United Kingdom football is organised separately in each of the four countries of the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Norther Ireland), sometimes referred to as the home nations, each having a national football association responsible for the overall management of football within their respective country.

There is no United Kingdom national football team. It has been the most popular sport in the United Kingdom since the 1860s.

  • The Football Association, (FA) is responsible for England and the Crown Dependencies and was founded in 1863,
  • The Scottish Football Association (SFA) was founded in 1873
  • The Football Association of Wales founded in 1876
  • The Irish Football Association (IFA) founded in 1880.

The above are the world's four oldest national football associations and play an important part in football worldwide as they take up four of the eight seats on the International Football Association Board (IFAB), which determines the Laws of the Game, the other four seats being occupied by FIFA.

Please link the profiles of any British Footballers (both men and Women), to this project. Please include those from the following.

Football in the Crown dependencies and the overseas territories

Although technically not part of the UK, football in the crown dependencies is governed by The Football Association and represented by the England national football team. The crown dependencies also have their own non-FIFA affiliated teams:

  • Guernsey national football team
  • Alderney national football team
  • Sark national football team
  • Isle of Man national football team
  • Jersey national football team

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