The first game under the new rules set out by the English Football Association took place on 18 December 1863. The encounter between RFC Barnes and FC Richmond may have ended goalless, but the match was considered a success nonetheless. After all, it was the birth of the modern game.
In this edition of Video of the Week, we look back on that memorable day that laid the foundation stone for countless thrilling and dramatic matches, as well as unforgettable and emotional tournaments. Sit back and enjoy.