Sheffield Football Club (formed in 1857)

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Sheffield Football Club is an English football club from Sheffield, South Yorkshire. The club, founded in 1857, is most noted for the fact that they are the world's oldest club now playing association football. Sheffield Football Club currently play in the Northern Premier League Division One South.The team was originally based at various grounds around Sheffield, including Bramall Lane, the home of Sheffield United. They are now based at the Coach and Horses Ground in Dronfield, Derbyshire. The club are also noted for participating in the world's oldest footballing rivalry. Sheffield competed against Hallam in the world's first inter-club match during 1860 – the match is known as the "Sheffield" derby.The club's finest hour came in 1904 when they won the FA Amateur Cup, a competition conceived after a suggestion by Sheffield. They also finished as runners up of the FA Vase in 1977. They have been bestowed with the FIFA Order of Merit and commemorated by the English Football Hall of Fame for their significant place in football history.

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