1.1 Football globalisation and history
So given the development of football into a global business, how did this start and how did football spread across the globe?
You'll now listen to part of a BBC radio programme, ‘Sport and the British’, presented by Clare Balding, which gives some surprising insights into the development of football from its early roots. The piece provides a particularly fascinating focus on the rise of the game in South America.
Transcript: Sport and the British
Sport and the British
[Recording of Brazilian commentator]
Activity 1 Factors affecting football’s initial globalisation
It is interesting to note from the BBC radio clip how football started its global spread. In particular you may not have been aware that football started as an elite game – a contrast perhaps to how many see the game now.
Make some notes on the factors that have provided the impetus for the globalisation of football.