QUICK FACT: The First Soccer League

Did you know that the first soccer league was formed in 1888? William McGregor gathered a number of teams and suggested forming a league. The first soccer league was born. It included Accrington, Aston Villa, Blackburn Rovers, Bolton, Burnley, Derby County, Everton, Notts County, Preston North End, Stoke City, West Bromwich Albion, and Wolverhampton Wanderers.