The appearance and development of the soccer in Europe began in 1970s. The first famous European soccer club was created in Austria in 1976 and it was called as First Austrian American Football Club (FAAFC). In 1982, Finland, Italy, Germany, Austria and France organized American European Football Federation (AEFF). And in 1983, the first European championship was carried. In eleven years EFL was renamed into European Federation of American Football (EFAF) and it concluded fourteen countries: Finland, France, Italy, Ukraine, Great Britain, Spain, Austria and others.
Here is some information about famous European soccer clubs - "Chelsea" and "Real Madrid".
The club "Chelsea" was founded in 1905. "Chelsea" has been in NFL since 1989. The history of "Chelsea" is connected with "Stamford Bridge", its stadium. The family Mirs owned this stadium. One day the owners decided to organize their own club and they called it "Chelsea". Many European soccer clubs after its organization began to find a stadium. But European soccer clubs had it.
So, on the fourteenth of March a famous club "Chelsea" was created in the pub "Rising Sun" (nowadays it is "The Butcher's Hook"). On the twentieth of May it was in the second division. In 1915 "Chelsea" was in the final of England Cup. Then till 1950s this club had not won anything. In the season of 1954-55 "Chelsea" became a champion in the First division.
In 1960-1989 "Chelsea" won League Cup and won the Cup of UEFA. Then there was not success. There were financial problems, problems with fans in "Chelsea". Some time later Ken Baits appeared and he bought the club and the situation improved. In 1990, "Chelsea" returned to the League.
In 2000, "Chelsea" got the Cup of England. In 2003, "Chelsea" was sold to Russian multi-millionaire Roman Abramowitz. He paid all the debts of the club. He bought Clod Makelele, Glen Johnson and others.
2004-2005 was the most successful moment in the history of "Chelsea". "Chelsea" won Premier-League. "Chelsea" changed its sponsors. Now they are "Adidas" and "Samsung".
The season of 2005-2006 began successfully. "Chelsea" has already seven victories.
As for the club "Real Madrid" it was created on the seventh of March in 1902. In May in the same year it got Copa de la Gran Peca. The beginning of 1950s was a nice period in the history of the club. "Real Madrid" became the best. On May 30th 1990 "Real Madrid" won the title of the European champions.
On June 14th 997 it won the championship of Spain, but on May 20th 1998, the team came in seventh place in the European Cup.
Last year this club got an official confirmation from FIFA that "Real Madrid" was called the best club in the history of the football.
Thus, the soccer is very popular in Europe. Nowadays there are many European soccer clubs. The most popular European soccer clubs are "Chelsea" and "Real Madrid". Both of them were created in the beginning of the previous century. They have interesting story with its victories and defeats. One should say that "Real Madrid" was called by FIFA the best club in the history of the football.