SheffieldBirthplace of the Beautiful Game
Sheffield FC is the birthplace of the modern football and the world’s oldest club. With over 1,000,000 official football clubs world-wide, 'The Club' is the original pattern that has been repeating and tessellating since 1857.
Established on October 24th 1857 in the industrial north of England, ‘The Club’ Sheffield FC is the birthplace of the most popular game in the world.
Not only are SFC recognised by the English FA as the oldest football club in the world, they are also one of only two clubs to be honoured, along with Real Madrid, by FIFA with an Order of Merit Award. Both clubs received this recognition as part of FIFA’s Centennial Celebrations in Paris 2004.
‘Sheffield FC is a symbol of the role of football as a common denominator in the community and society.’