Where did Football's nickname Soccer originate?
Asked by Good Citizen, 22 Feb '09 10:40 pm
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The British invented Football in 1863, full name Association football, the term football is the formal name while soccer is its nickname that was created by the English inorder to distinguish it from rugby football. Soccer became a shortened reference to the word asSOCiation football. Therefore, Football's nickname soccer is often used to refer to football in countries where another form of football exist.Answered by Kishenjit Sinha, 22 Feb '09 10:45 pm
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