UK’s Sheffield FC to sell 1858 football rules to net millions

May 1st, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI  

London, May 1 (ANI): A pamphlet outlining the rules of club football is expected to fetch up to 1.2 million pounds at auction for Sheffield FC, the world’s oldest football club.

Sheffield FC chairman has described it as ‘the ultimate prize in terms of football memorabilia’.

According to the Daily Mail, the lot includes both the original handwritten draft rules (1858) and the only known surviving copy of the printed Rules, Regulations, and Laws of the Sheffield Foot-Ball Club (1859).

Other documents in the archive detail the first floodlit game.Gabriel Heaton, senior specialist in the Sotheby’s books department, told the Financial Times: ‘It reflects the fact that football is now truly a global game.’

He said it was bound to attract international attention and was ‘an important historical document.’ (ANI)

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