Ebenezer Cobb Morley – Father of the Football Association Google Doodle

Ebenezer Cobb Morley – Father of the Football Association Google Doodle
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Today the Search Engine Google is Celebrating
Ebenezer Cobb Morley’s 187th Birthday with Animated Google Doodle in few countries. Ebenezer Cobb Morley was an English sportsman
and is regarded as the father of the Football Association and modern football. Morley was born at 10 Garden Square, Princess
Street in Hull and lived in the city until he was 22. Morley was born at 10 Garden Square, Princess
Street in Hull and lived in the city until he was 22. He moved to Barnes in 1858 forming the Barnes
Club, a founding member of the FA, in 1862.In 1863, as captain of the Mortlake based club. he wrote to Bell’s Life newspaper proposing
a governing body for the sport, that led to the first meeting at the Freemasons’ Tavern,
that created the FA. As a player, he played in the first ever match,
against Richmond in 1863, and scored in the first representative match, between the clubs
of London and Sheffield on 31 March 1866. Before Ebenezer Cobb Morley set down the rules
of football in 1863, the game was much more chaotic than the version we know today. His 13th rule gives some indication of how
unruly football used to be: ‘No player shall wear projecting nails, iron plates, or gutta
percha on the soles or heels of his boots. A meeting followed at Freeman’s Tavern where
Morley was joined by members of football clubs across England, who all had input into the
rulemaking before Morley drafted his list of 13 rules, which became the standard of
play in England. Morley later helped establish the Football
Association, which is still the governing body for football in Great Britain. In 1863 he was elected the Honorary Secretary
of the F.A., holding the post until 1866 and president of the F.A. from 1867 to 1874. Other groups from various countries made crucial
developments to football as well, but thanks to Morley “the beautiful game” became
less brutal, the action more spread out across the field, and is played the way it is today. Happy Birthday Ebenezer Cobb Morley Thanks for watching Please Like , Share , Subscribe and Comment
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