Soccer (a.k.a Football, The Beautiful Game) is a sport that has been played in one form or another throughout the world for at least 2000 years. No one has the right to claim it as a sport they invented, neither the British, French, Chinese nor any others. This sport has evolved over the centuries and has adopted characteristics from around the world. The English in the 1800's were the first to create a Football Association, regulating the sport and creating the basis of the "Laws" we know today, they did not invent the sport, the Brit's formalized it. Before anyone comments further on who invented the sport and it's origins please do you research. Start at the official FIFA website, they have a breif history of the sport on their website.
P.S: Soccer is a word invented in England, it is a bastardization on the word "Association Football" to distinguish between Rugby Football (a.k.a Rugger) and Association Football (a.k.a Soccer) on University campus in the 1800's where both sports were played.
To all my English/UK friends ... stop complaining, you invented the word we use today. :-)
Yank: You play Soccer?
Brit: What's Soccer, mate?
Yank: You know it as Football.
Brit: Why do you Yanks call it Soccer.
Yank: I don't know, why did you Brit's invent the word?
by Vince B B October 30, 2007
A word used instead of football by idiot Americans
Person 1: Do you like soccer?
Person 2 (From UK): *facepalm*
by Eminemlookalike March 24, 2015
A fun sport. Also known as Football. Seems theres always an argument between soccer players and American Football players, doesn't make much sense.

Lazy fuck: Hey look at me, I'm a lazy fuck that has nothing better to do than sit on my ass and make fun of things I know nothing about!

About that... You say that we no nothing about a sport, while, chances are, you dont know anything about American football if you think it requires no skill, yet openly bash it too everyone. Good work, you just made a fool of yourself.
Soccer is a fun sport. So is Football.
by Lukish April 30, 2006
I like to call it football. Football has real class and you can do slick moves with it. All the other sports are scrappy and painful to watch. The World Cup and EURO 2004 are the 2nd and 3rd most watched sporting events in the world. That's why its the WORLD GAME!!!
Wanna go see a sport, check out football.
by luki January 08, 2004
A REAL definition:

A word or nickname for the sport Association Football and to bring about less confusion in other sports: American Football, Australian Rules Football, etc.

Contrary to popular belief "Soccer" was not coined by the Americans, but by the founding fathers of the "current" game and took the root abbreviation from the word AsSOCiation.

It's played on rectangular field called the "pitch" with 10 players and 1 Goalkeeper. Two 45 minutes halves.

The game usually called a "match" involves the use of the feet and or head. Play the ball with your hand or arm is illegal.

Object is to the ball in the opponents goal, goals are worth 1 point. The team with the most points wins the match.

The game allows a minimal amount of contact, though considerably less that American Football.
Let's go watch the US play soccer today in Chicago.
by macky592 July 08, 2011
best sport in the whole wide world. obivously. requires A LOT of dedication, practice and skill. American football players call it a "girl" sport because they are to emarrased that they cant play the worlds greatest sport. you have to be fit mentaly and physicaly.Unlike basketball and american football where you stop every time the ball goes out, u play full 90 minutes, with only 3 subs. and dont get me started on baseball. Bunch of guys standing around in tight pants now thats GAY.
soccer player 1: i play soccer
girl: oh you mean the worlds greatest sport?
by soccer18 April 10, 2007
a form of football played between two teams of 11 players, in which the ball may be advanced by kicking or by bouncing it off any part of the body but the arms and hands, except in the case of the goalkeepers, who may use their hands to catch, carry, throw, or stop the ball.

It seems to me that there are more people bashing people who bash soccer, than there are people who bash soccer on this page.
I dont understand why some people feel the need to compare soccer with American Football. Each sport requires unique skills. Soccer requires alot of stamina, American Football is more Strength/speed oriented. Some people even went as far to say that Soccer players endure more pain, and that the sport is tougher than American Football. I have spoken with many people who have played both sports(some of which liked soccer better) and even they will laugh at the idea that soccer is as tough as Football. Im also pretty sure that most of the 'American Football' bashers have never actually played the game, some of them even point out Americans should not bash soccer untill they have played. In light of the fact that Soccer is the most popular sport in the world i can imagine that a larger percentige of Americans who prefer American Football have actually played both sports than the percentige of Soccer fans who have played (American)football, especially considering the fact that it is more difficult to find a Football(American) league in other countries than it is to find a Soccer league in America. In light of all this i suggest these people look up the definition for hypocrite.

Id also like to adress the people who claim America to be ignorant of other countries sports to look at their own country and see how popular American football is. Because in the United states soccer is a widely played sport, and it is obvious to me that other countries are just as, if not more ignorant to American Football, than America is to soccer.

Soccer is the most popular sport in the world.
by mike11221 December 20, 2006
Something little boys play until they are able to put on pads and play football like a man.
The soccer player met me on the gridiron now he is in the hospital.
by The Great Texasmortarman April 27, 2012

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