• Sun, 19. Jul. 2015

    Home of Football - Campaign Information

    Dear friends of football,After more than 150 years without a proper home in the city of Sheffield, The World's First Football Club is aiming to move back to its roots at Olive Grove. This is where Sheffield FC was founded and where...
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  • Sat, 01. Aug. 2015

    Ladies Reserve Team Fixtures Released

    The fixtures for the FA Women's Super League Development 2015/16 season have been released with Sheffield FC Ladies Reserves facing a prestigious opening league match against last season's Northern Division runners up, Manchester City WFC Reserves...
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  • Fri, 31. Jul. 2015

    Futsal Physio Wanted

    Sheffield FC Futsal are inviting applications for a volunteer to take on the role of team physio for the FA Super League North season. The 3 time FA Northern League champions are looking for a suitable candidate who can ably support the team on...
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Welcome to Sheffield FC – the World’s First Football Club


In the year of 1857 William Prest and Nathaniel Creswick founded the first football club in the world.
Two pioneers, that developed new rules and laws for a game to play with friends of all ages in the community. Early both gentlemen saw the power of football to connect people with grace, happiness
and respect for one another. Starting with the inventions of 1857, football became a strong social
and emotional basement for the citizens of Sheffield - and is today the world's greatest game.

Throughout history, our club Sheffield FC has always played football at amateur level. When the first
professional league was founded in 1885, the club wasn’t strong enough to compete with the newly formed and paid pro-teams and so decided to set up the first official amateur competition in football.

Being proud of our status as true amateur club, we have developed a grass roots environment with
more than 12 teams – from an under 14 girls’ team to over 35 and Ex Sheffield Players – a place for
every football enthusiast, living within the region of Sheffield.

To preserve our heritage and the nature of football, our club has founded its own foundation in 2010. Therewith the club will never invest in future players, but in different local and global projects to
spread the true values of the game: Integrity, Respect and Community.

On the following pages you will find more information to the topics mentioned above as well as to
further interesting content about the Club. And in case you want to get closer to football’s first club,
contact our chairman and come on over to visit us at the Home of Football, back in little Sheffield.

Yours in Football,
Sheffield FC