Top 10 Oldest Football Clubs in the World

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Oldest football clubs is interesting topic on this post. Formation history of the oldest football club is appealing to sports historians in tracing the origins of modern soccer. Here are the top 10 oldest football clubs in the world.


10. Cambridge University Football Club – 1858

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Cambridge University Football Club – 1858

Cambridge University Football Club was in tenth place as the oldest football club. Cambridge University Association Football Club is one of the oldest football clubs. This is the English football club representing the University of Cambridge. Official university publications have claimed that the club was formed in 1856 or 1857.

9. Sheffield Football Club – 1857

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Sheffield Football Club – 1857

Sheffield Football Club was in ninth place as the oldest football club. Another list of the oldest football club is Sheffield Football Club. This is an English football club from Sheffield, South Yorkshire. The club is most famous for the fact that they are the world’s oldest club now playing Association football, founded in 1857. They currently play in the Northern Premier League Division One South.

8. Liverpool Football Club – 1857

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Liverpool Football Club – 1857

Liverpool Football Club was in eighth place as the oldest football club. Liverpool St Helens Football Club is a rugby union team is formed from the merger of Liverpool Football Club and St Helens RUFC and the club’s oldest football club. The club currently plays in the North West 1. They are often confused with both Liverpool Football Club (soccer) and St Helens Rugby League Football Club (rugby league play).

7. Dublin University Football Club – 1854

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Dublin University Football Club – 1854

Dublin University Football Club was in seventh place as the oldest football club. Dublin University Football Club (DUFC) is a rugby union club from the University of Dublin, Trinity College, and Dublin, Ireland. The 1stXV DUFC now play in the AIB League second division. This is the oldest football club also fields three teams competing in the Junior, Leinster J1 J3 and J4 Metro League, and two U21 teams playing in the JP Fanagan Premier League Pennant and respectively.

6. Now Trinity Saint David: Lampeter RFC – 1850

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Now Trinity Saint David: Lampeter RFC – 1850

Now Trinity Saint David was in sixth place as the oldest football club. Founded in 1822 by royal charter, it is the oldest degree granting institutions in Wales and possibly the third oldest in England and Wales after Oxford and Cambridge. In 2010 it merged with Trinity University College (under the 1822 Charter) to make the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David. University began in 1822 as the College of St. David’s St David’s University College in 1971, when it became part of the federal University of Wales. With fewer than 2,000 students on campus, is the oldest football club is often claimed as one of the smallest public university in Europe.

5. Durham School Football Club – 1850

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Durham School Football Club – 1850

Durham School Football Club was in fifth place as the oldest football club. This is the oldest football club, founded by the Bishop of Durham nearly six hundred years ago, schools have seen a lively and interesting history and today is a public school with nearly 650 boys and girls from ages 3 to 18. It is a member of The Principal and Headmistresses’ Conference. Alumni, referred to as Dunelmians Lama, have been, and continue to be, found in the entire spectrum of public life, the armed forces, art, church and in sports.

4. TSV 1860 München – 1848

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TSV 1860 München – 1848

TSV 1860 München in fourth place as the oldest football club. Turn-und von Sportverein 1860 München, commonly known as TSV 1860 München or Munich 1860, is a German sports club based in Munich, Bavaria. Club soccer team playing in the Second Bundesliga, after relegation from the Bundesliga following the 2003-04 seasons. Football clubs are one of the oldest founding members of the Bundesliga in 1963 and have played a total of 20 seasons in the top flight.

3. St. George’s Hospital Medical School RFC – 1863

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St. George’s Hospital Medical School RFC – 1863

St. George’s Hospital Medical School RFC was in third place as the oldest football club. St George’s Hospital Medical School RFC is one of the oldest football clubs in the world that have been established in 1863. Side is critical to the long history, its participation in the oldest competition in rugby, American Hospital Cup, and has produced a large number of international players, especially in the formative years of the sport rugby.

2. Guy’s Hospital Football Club – 1843

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Guy’s Hospital Football Club – 1843

Guy’s Hospital Football Club is in second place as the oldest football club. Guy’s, Kings and St Thomas’ Rugby Football Club (“GKT”) is the name given to a modern amalgam of three different club rugby previous hospital each with a long history, having all been founded in the nineteenth century and was one of the oldest football club. The team from Guy’s Hospital and St Thomas’ is the first to combine after each unification Medical Department. When the King College Hospital also joined in 1999, King College Hospital Rugby Football Club chose to remain separate and thus became an open rugby club that no longer represent’s Hospital Medic.


1. Barnes Club – 1839

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Barnes Club – 1839

Barnes Club is the oldest football club in the world. Barnes Rugby Football Club, previously known only as Barnes Club, is a rugby union club that is claimed by some sources to be the first club in the world’s oldest football code. Club, from Barnes in London, also plays a major role in the early years of football associations, and the oldest football club’s first game of football. This is oldest football club.


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