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Google doodle celebrates 187th birthday of Ebenezer Cobb Morley, founder of England’s Football Association

Google doodle celebrates the 187th birthday of Ebenezer Cobb Morley, father of the Football Association

football Updated: Aug 16, 2018 03:06 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Ebenezer Cobb Morley,Football Association,England
Google doodle celebrates the 187th birthday of Ebenezer Cobb Morley, father of the Football Association.(Screengrab)

Google doodle celebrates the 187th birthday of Ebenezer Cobb Morley, father of the Football Association. He was responsible for the establishment of Football Association in 1862 playing for Barnes club. He played first ever match against Richmond in 1863.

He was known for drafting thirteen rules famously known as “ Laws of the game”. He was responsible for turning brutal football into a beautiful game.

He became FA’s first secretary in 1863 and second president in 1867. He had served on Surrey County Council for Barnes (1903–1919) and was a Justice of the Peace.

First Published: Aug 16, 2018 03:06 IST