So ‘association football’ is the original name-the word soccer was created afterwards by oxford uni a merge of both words for quick and easy short reference. The word soccer was likely used in oxford area public schools in the 1800s as a result and spread due to its addition to the oxford dictionary, but we now know it eventually faded out when the word ‘football’ was more obvious and to-the-point!
In England, Szymanski writes, aristocratic boys came up with the shortened terms “rugger” and “soccer” to differentiate between Rugby Football and Association Football.
The word “soccer” is thought to have been coined in the public schools of England where they also came up with the name “rugger” for rugby. “Soccer” travelled around the globe as the game was exported to the English speaking world, and as the popularity of the game increased so did its usage.
What’s The Origin Of The Word "Soccer"? The word soccer comes from an abbreviation for Association (from Association Football, the ‘official’ name for the game) plus the addition of the suffix –er. This suffix (originally Rugby School slang, and then adopted by Oxford University), was appended to ‘shortened’ nouns, in order to form jocular words.
Word soccer dates back to England, shortly after the Laws of the Game were written and Football Association was formed, in 1863, London. Over the next few years, English people shortened the Football Association into Assoccer for short, and pretty quickly Assoccer was shortened even more to be called simply Soccer.
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We discuss the history and evolution of the term 'soccer.' We start by explaining the history of the word 'football' and then explain how soccer was derived ...
Football (or soccer as the game is called in some parts of the world) has a long history. Football in its current form arose in England in the middle of the 19th century. But alternative versions of the game existed much earlier and are a part of the football history.