This is a necessity for completing your soccer equipment package. We've all banged our shins at some time. It's surprisingly painful! Safety soccer equipment such as shin guards became more prominent after soccer rules (Laws of the Game - 1863) became a permanent fixture to protect against the brutal forces that soccer was famous for.
Let’s have a glance at much-needed equipment for football. 1. Football Ball. The soccer ball is the first important equipment in football game. It’s manufactured with leather, filled with air, and have round shape. As per FIFA standard, the ball used by professional players must weigh 14 to 16 ounces with 27 or 28 inches circumference.
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Either way, the “invention” of shoulder pads in football is credited to one L.P. Smock, a Princeton student who is said to have designed the pads in 1877, eight years after his school faced ...
It wasn't until the twentieth century that most soccer balls were made out of rubber. Charles Goodyear in 1855 created the first vulcanized rubber soccer ball. Panels similar to that of today's basketball were glued together at the seams. Before that, the soccer ball game was at the mercy of the size and shape of the pig's bladder.
Sports whose key piece of equipment is a ball include soccer and baseball. Soccer balls date back to ancient China in the Ts'in and Han dynasties, between 225 BC and 220 AD, according to SoccerBallWorld.com, and were made of animal skins. By 1855, Charles Goodyear created the world's first soccer balls made from vulcanized rubber.
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1950 Soccer Ball. In 1951 a white ball was first permitted to help spectators see the ball easier with the advent of floodlights. White soccer balls were un-officially used as early as 1892. The leather was simply white washed to produce the white ball. Orange balls were also first introduced in the 1950’s to help see the ball in the snow.
Architect R. Buckminster Fuller created the iconic soccer ball we all know and love using 20 hexagonal and 12 pentagonal pieces stitched together to form a sphere. This is when the black pentagons were iconically added. The reason for the black pieces was to allow players to learn how to curve a soccer ball and track its path.
A unique feature of the Mesoamerican ball game versions was a bouncing ball made of rubber – no other early culture had access to rubber. The first known ball game which also involved kicking took place In China in the 3rd and 2nd century BC under the name cuju.