About Cambridge Rules
What began as a simple set of rules for a game of football played on a patch of ground in Cambridge, has grown into a worldwide phenomena embraced by diverse cultures around the world.
Written in Stone
One large stone cut into nine, engraved with the laws of the game in different languages. The four cornerstones stay on Parker’s Piece, the others travel to five countries across the planet in a cultural exchange.
For centuries, Parker's Piece has been used for sport, recreation and public events. But where do you play football? Share your stories, photographs and film about the beautiful game wherever it is played.
Brought Back to Cambridge
In 2017, football stories, images and sounds gathered from around the world will be displayed on Parker’s Piece as Cambridge’s stone marker is unveiled - celebrating the city’s role in the story of football.
Belarmino Fonseca of Granitos Lamecense Ltd, tells us how he used to play for Sporting Clube de Lamego. Training consisted of running up the 686 steps to the Cathedral.
This is the president, Delfim Duarte Santiago, of Sporting Clube de Lamego He tells us who the best player he has seen play there, and how they train up the steps of Lamego Cathedral 'Juntos somos mais Forties'
O meu nome é Diogo Tomás , sou de Lamego sou adepto do Sport Lisboa Benfica . Jogo à 3 anos futebol nos Cracks Clube de Lamego a médio esquerdo. O meu sonho é ser jogador de futebol.
When football fans around the world think of La Liga in Spain, rarely do they think beyond Real, Barca, or teams based at a host of holiday resorts. However, hidden in the mountains in the Basque country and equidistant from… Read More
You might remember last month we documented our trip to Portugal to watch the granite that will form the Cambridge Rules 1848 sculpture on Parker’s Piece being extracted and cut. Well, as you can see from these images, the artwork is now really starting to take on the… Read More
Voici Fernando Torres, qui est mon joueur préféré et qui marque le but décisive, le but dont j'ai rêvé tout au long du match contre le Barça pour qualifier Chelsea en finale de la ligue des champions en 2012 pour… Read More
French and English
Esta é uma fotografia do meu filho Alexio que joga futebol no Sporting club de Lamego.
Foto de quando eu jogava futebol na Suíça
Estábamos en Portugal de vacaciones, cuando Portugal se proclamó campeón de Europa en 2016 y este es el video de las celebraciones espontáneas en la calle en Aveiro Portugal