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Ebenezer Cobb Morley Bio, Biography, Born, Died, Cause of Death, Wife, Google Doodle and Football Rules

16 August 2018, Google Doodle honours Ebenezer Cobb Morley on what would have been his 187th Birthday

Ebenezer Cobb Morley Bio

Ebenezer Cobb Morley was born on 16 August 1831 in Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England and died 20 November 1924 in Richmond, London , England. He was an English sportsman and is regarded as the father of the Football Association and modern football.

Born 16 August 1831 in Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died 20 November 1924 (aged 93) Richmond, London , England
Cause of Death Old age, Natural Cause
Resting place Barnes, Richmond, London, England
Nationality English
Occupation Solicitor
Wife Frances Bidgood
Parent(s) Ebenezer Morley and Hannah Maria
Organization founded The Football Association
Google Doodle On 16 August 2018, Google honoured Ebenezer Cobb Morley on what would have been his 187th Birthday with a Google Doodle

Ebenezer Cobb Morley Biography

Morley was born at 10 Garden Square, Princess Street in Hull City on 16 August 1831 and spent his early childhood there until the age of 16. He moved to Barnes, London in 1858 forming the Barnes Club. He is a founding member of the FA, in 1862. In 1863, as captain of the Mortlake-based club, he wrote to Bell’s Life newspaper proposing a governing body for the sport, which led to the first meeting at the Freemasons’ Tavern, which created the FA.

Morley was the FA’s first secretary (1863–1866) and its second president (1867–1874). He was involved in drafting the first Laws of the Game at his home in Barnes. This house, No 26 The Terrace, which had carried a blue plaque to Morley, collapsed “like a tower of cards” in November 2015 during building work.

As a player, he played in the first ever match, against Richmond in 1863, and scored in the first competitive match, between the clubs of London and Sheffield on 31 March 1866.

A solicitor by profession, Morley was a keen oarsman, founding the Barnes and Mortlake Regatta for which he was also the secretary (1862–1880). He served on Surrey County Council for Barnes (1903–1919) and was a Justice of the Peace. Morley is buried in Barnes Cemetery, a now abandoned graveyard on Barnes Common, Barnes. He had no children.

Ebenezer Cobb Morley Death and Cause

Ebenezer Cobb Morley died on 20 November 1924 (aged 93) in Richmond, London , England. The cause of death was natural aging.

Ebenezer Cobb Morley Google Doodle

On 16 August 2018, Google honoured Ebenezer Cobb Morley on what would have been his 187th Birthday with a Google Doodle.

Ebenezer Cobb Morleys 187th birthday Google Doodle
Ebenezer Cobb Morleys 187th birthday Google Doodle
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