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.

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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.

Written in Stone

Interpreted Worldwide

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.

Interpreted Worldwide

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.

Brought Back to Cambridge

Diogo Tomás

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.

Lamego, Portugal

SD Eibar – ‘The Rise and Rise’ of the Local Community Club

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

Language

English

Manchester, UK

Cambridge Rules sculpture begins to take shape

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

CambridgeRules1848 – the sculpture

The 'cambridge 1848 stone' has now been completely split into its nine pieces and is really beginning to look like the visual. The pieces, each weighing about 1.5 tonnes, will now be shipped to the UK to our specialist engravers,… Read More

Anton Kopp

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

Language

French and English

Lyon, France

Belarmino Jesus Fonseca

Esta é uma fotografia do meu filho Alexio que joga futebol no Sporting club de Lamego.

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portugués

5100-879, Portugal

Belarmino Jesus Fonseca

Foto de quando eu jogava futebol na Suíça

Language

Portugués

Lamego, Portugal

Elena Montero

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

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español

Vigo, España

neville gabie

Football in Antarctica In a week where Halley 6 research station in Antarctica has been on the national news because the British Antarctic Survey are to shut the base over winter for safety reasons – now seemed like a good… Read More

halley V research station, antarctica

neville gabie

a photograph taken by Frank Hurley, part of Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated expedition to Antarctica in 1913. The ship got stuck in the ice on the Weddell sea and was ultimately abandoned. The photograph is of a game of football played… Read More

weddell sea, antarctica