Association football was first codified in , with the formation of the Football Association FA in England. At this time the sport was played mainly by public schools , or teams with public school roots, and amateurism was the norm. This remained the case until the s, when working-class teams began to vie for supremacy. The issue of professionalism arose in when a dispute began between the FA and Bolton Wanderers founded in , who had offered professional terms to Scottish players. Scottish players who played in England professionally were known as the Scotch Professors. The subject remained a heated one through the s, directly or indirectly involving many other clubs besides Bolton.
Professionalism in association football - Wikipedia
Discussion in ' Player ' started by Khengi , May 16, The difference between an Amateur and Professional? Khengi New Member. Aside from the fact that one gets paid lavishly and the other doesn't, what skills or mindset to the pro's have that the amateurs don't?
The difference between an Amateur and Professional?
Amateur sports are sports in which participants engage largely or entirely without remuneration. The distinction is made between amateur sporting participants and professional sporting participants, who are paid for the time they spend competing and training. In the majority of sports which feature professional players, the professionals will participate at a higher standard of play than amateur competitors, as they can train full-time without the stress of having another job. The majority of worldwide sporting participants are amateurs.
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