England is a major power in world football. Besides having invented the sport, it now has one of the most competitive leagues in Europe, with talented players from all over the world.
Furthermore, the country has a unique culture of experience in the sport. Historically, English towns have small clubs that don’t have the economic strength of Manchester City, but have enthusiastic fans that support hem, independently of the glory of titles.
For football lovers, it is almost an obligation to visit three of these places where sports culture remains intact.
Sheffield Football Club
Founded in 1857, it’s considered the oldest club in the world. It didn’t turn out to be a force in English football, but its history is preserved and maintained by international football institutions such as FIFA.
The history of this English club is connected to the emergence of one of Brazil’s major clubs – the Corinthians, which adopted the English club’s name on an excursion to England in the year of its foundation, 1910. Nowadays, the club plays in the eighth English division.
United of Manchester
This Manchester club shares not only the name and the colors of one of England’s major clubs, the Manchester United. Actually, the United of Manchester was formed by dissidents from the Red Devils, unhappy with the sale of the club to the American entrepreneur Malcolm Glazer. They play in the seventh division of the English championship, and their stadium has a peculiar atmosphere of love for two different clubs.