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
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
The most exhausting activity one can engage in, next to mass genocide
"I've been playing soccer for so long I'm too tired to sleep."
by Adge August 12, 2006
A game where the will of other men continually test your foundations, and the conviction with which you attain goals.
"I just don't have the energy to play soccer, dad."
"Well son--do you want to live life? Or let it live you?"
by Rich June 24, 2006
The most popular sport in the world, involving a ball and two goals and played on a grass field.
Angel plays soccer.
by buttonshXc February 14, 2004
Soccer, or futbol, is the worlds largest sport. It requires an extreme amount of skill and natural talent. Usually made fun of by American Football players, when in reality, the sport "American Football" is only a fraction of the size of futbol. It is also proven that to become a professional soccer player, it takes twice the amount of practice compared to an American Football player, you also need a high amount of athleticism, unlike "American Football". This sport is commemorated every 4 years with a "World Cup".
An example of the highly skilled game soccer, people should check out is the Barclay's Premier League
by Willy S June 19, 2013
To play soccer means to smoke cannabis; it is the newest slang term for marijuana.
Yesterday night, me and my friends went out back and played soccer.
by TheOneWhoDidnt December 15, 2012
The best freaking sport in the world! Not only the most popular (the world cup is watched by more people than the super bowl) but simply one of the best.

And to those who claim it is for pussys and is not a contact sport, I have broken ribs, cause of soccer, as well as a dislocated knee and screwed up ankles, and I know somebody, who could die if she gets another soccer related concussion. So just shut up till you can play for 90 minutes straight with only shinguards on!
Guy 1: Dude, howed you do that? flag football in a park?
Soccer player: Freak no, had a soccer game this weekend
by Cross_Soccer_Country May 21, 2010
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