• Mon, 24. Oct. 2016

    The World’s First Football Club bids for UNESCO World Heritage Status

    Dear Friends of Football,As I write to you today on October 24th, The World’s First Football Club is officially turning 159 years old. Founded by the pioneers Nathaniel Creswick and William Prest in 1857 the formation of Sheffield FC marked the...
  • Fri, 30. Sep. 2016

    The World’s First Football Club is heading home!

    Last year in the summer of 2015, Sheffield FC launched a global crowdfunding campaign as a bid to move back home to Olive Grove, Sheffield, on the field where football was founded by the pioneers Nathaniel Creswick and William Prest on October...
  • Tue, 25. Oct. 2016

    Ladies Celebrate Club Birthday With Sister Club Tournament

    Sheffield FC Ladies held its first ever FA WSL Sister Club Tournament on the Club's 159th Birthday, with nearly 100 local girls players enjoying a great days competition.  The event, which was hosted at Notre Dame Catholic High School's...

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