1898 in association football

1898 in association football

The following are the association football events of the year 1898 throughout the world.


*January 1: Footballing arm of Belgian club K.A.A. Gent established.
*May 8: Genoa become the first ever Italian national champions
*May 12: French club Tourcoing FC founded (as US Tourcoing)
*December: French club Union Sportive Boulonnaise founded at Boulogne-sur-Mer.

National champions

*Argentina: Lomas Athletic Club
*Belgium: FC Liégeois
*England: Sheffield United
*France: Standard AC Meudon
*Ireland: Linfield
*Italy: Genoa (first Italian champions)
*Netherlands: RAP Amsterdam (first Eredivisie champions)
*Scotland: Celtic
*Sweden: Örgryte IS
*Switzerland: Grasshopper Zurich (unofficial)

International tournaments

*1898 British Home Championship (February 19 – April 2, 1898)::fb|ENG


*January 7 – Dick MacNeill, Dutch footballer (d. 1963)


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