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 very intense sport that involves a lot of skill. people often diss soccer only because they wish that they could play it as good as others. once you play soccer on a team, there is usually no stopping you. i have been playing for 8 years, and i rock at it. it takes a ton of practice outside of the team practices and games, like dribbling it down the street without looking down, and jugging it on your knees for ten minutes straight. after you have accomplished this, then tell me that soccer requires no skill. during a game, you have to dribble down a field between atleast 4 people trying to get at that moment your most prized possesion, keep the ball out of the 18-yard line and shoot pass a goalie without kicking the ball over or beside the net, which means perfect aim. DONT DISS SOCCER
Jill: Wow, she has been playing for 8 years, look at her go!
Jack: yea i know, playing soccer for that long must mean that she has really strong thighs.
Jill: yea, i wish i started when i was 6!
by SoccerfreakLindsay May 14, 2007
1) One of the few (admittedly) things at which Americans have always sucked (admit it).

2) The best insult you can use to refer to football when talking to a hooligan in England. Nice beating guaranteed.
American: That's not football, you idiot. It's soccer.
Rest of the Word: Oh yeah? Why is it that what YOU call "football" hardly uses the foot?
by FW June 17, 2006
A boring, monotonous, and tedious to watch English sport played by nations with no clue on how to play, nor create, anything better.

A sport that has no shame in stupidly kicking a ball back and forth for 90 minutes to then end the match at 0-0.

A sport that despite its pointless monotony comes up with the stupid rule of offside to make it even more absurdly contrived and monotonous.

A sport where a referee can claim whatever he damn pleases and it goes even if the call is obviously 100% inaccurate, catastrophic, and on camera.

A sport so frustratingly pointless; yet hyped, that many of its live spectators loose their heads by minute 45 and rather start killing each other during half time.

A sport that makes all athletic Americans realize by 9th grade that thankfully there are other sports like Basketball, Tennis, Baseball, American Football, Lacrosse, Golf, etc.
Soccer is like Absinthe liquor, it seems good, interesting, amusing, complex, and fun but once you consume it you realize that its bad elements are too overpowering, too much of it is just too hard to bare, insisting would be pointless, and you say forget it, thanks God there is Rum, Gin, or Whiskey.
by Gallardo2 June 11, 2010
what americans call football but in england (where it was made it is called football).
American: Hey Bob wanna a game of soccer!?!
English: Soccer? o football ok
by jakew October 28, 2006
Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world. Its played by overpaid sissy men on a field you could land a 747 on. The goalies defend a net you could park a semi trailer in which is the hardest job on the field. Sometimes goalies are expected to stop in excess of three shots per game.

The most frequently used strategy in soccer involves lying on the the field and writhing around and crying at the smallest semblance of physical contact. Often times when no contact has even occurred but the refs weren't looking. This will get you a free shot that will probably miss the net anyways because hitting a 40 foot wide net is somehow hard.
Sure soccer players can run for extended periods of time as if that is supposed to get me to respect them. Who cares? They should try playing ice hockey where you have to skate the whole time with a lot of equipment on and can't run out of bounds like the girly soccer players. In fact I defy any soccer player to willingly jump in front of a 110 mph shot.

Soccer is also a convenient excuse to display cultural and racial intolerance in the form of riots and murder. Property damage is also usually on display before during and after a soccer match.

Because if watching a 4 hour game that ends in a 0-0 tie with 4 shots on goal between teams doesn't make you want to trample children and throw Molotov's at the police I don't know what will.

But as long as they can run around for extended periods of time most of Europeans will love it.
Jesus that soccer match sure was boring. I fell asleep halfway through because it's just a bunch of guys running around not doing anything. But at least it picked up with the post game race riot.
by Hartford A. Thickewhistle October 10, 2013
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
Sure it takes skill, sure it takes dedication. I know that because Ive played the game. But American Football is a real man game. Theres collisions at over 80 mph (Sport Science proved it), the only reason they wear a shit load of pads is so they don't die!! They have to memorize like a billion plays, make reads off the other team, watch game film of themselves and the other team, they have to be able to tackle people who are sometimes 250 pounds, they have to be able to catch (while being tackled too), they have to be able to throw accurately and far, they have to run extremely fast. Football players may only have to run for a couple of seconds but those few seconds take more out of you then a whole 10 minutes in soccer. These football players are the world's greatest athletes. We americans and canadians watch your version of football. Maybe you should try watching ours for once
Soccer. Watch the Superbowl on February 6th. Just give it a try
by American Football 11 January 14, 2011

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