In almost all parts of the world English Football League is respected and known. The shape of United Kingdom and really world class of football as we know it at present was formed more than a century ago.
English football history began from eleven clubs decision to send their representatives in central London to the Freemasons Tavern on 26-th of October, 1863 had a common goal - to discover a rules form by which the quick-emerging football sports could be carried out. There was accepted such decision that 'an association of football should be created for the reason of settling a rules code for the game regulation', and yearly all-purpose meeting was called September (the last week) - thus creating the traditional football season beginning.
One of the greatest schools that is called Charterhouse, arranged with the association's broad aims, but BF Hartshorne (who was a Captain) decided he had to wait to measure the response of others before he have to give up their own game brand. Harrow, too, were originally disinclined to modify their rules of the game - but when the English football laws were finally arranged upon in the beginning of December, rules were based on that understanding of school about how the game should be played.
By then, new association had resigned Rugby, not because of the fact that they preferred to handle the playing ball, the reason was that the physically kicking or practice of 'hacking' opponents was declined. The RFU (Rugby Football Union) was created in the end of nineteenth century in 1871 by those people for whom hacking and handling held no fears. Laws agreed by the Football Association incorporated with the maximum breadth and length of the pitch (field), offside, throw-ins, goals and kicking off.
After that English football history began to develop rapidly. Corners were a special "general position" like free-kicks carried out from 15 yards after line of goal opposite where the playing ball left the pitch. Handling passing was still allowed if trapped ' on the first bounce or fairly.' So far the English football laws were outlandishly imprecise in such matters as player's number, the penalty was given for foul play or even the ball's shape such questions were decided by assent between the team's captains.
Unfinished as those basic football laws were, they were at the beginning - and competition was in a little while to follow. The first fixture of New Year between Nottingham and Sheffield was played on 2 January 1865: the Nottingham (now it is called Notts County) is the oldest club of current English League, it having been formed in 1863. Sheffield ventured to the capital of England in the next year, but having won the first fixture of Nottingham, Sheffield found themselves losing to the London's company.
The oldest club in English football history is Nottingham Forest that was created in 1865, and the first 'derby' game in English football history against another Nottingham club County followed. Stoke (1867) and Chesterfield (1866) were the next clubs to join the competition of English football development, and after that the game spread.