First set of rules

In 1815, Eton College of England established a set of rules for the game. As the 19th century began, football became increasingly significant in the public schools because it was well suited to the ideals of the character building sport. The popular English School and Eton College came forth with a set of rules, known as the Cambridge Rules. Football was segregated into two groups; some colleges and schools opted for Rugby rules that allowed tripping, shin kicking and also carrying the ball. These rules were exclusively prohibited as per the Cambridge rules.

Birth of the beautiful game

In October 1863, a revision of the Cambridge Rules was published. Eleven representatives from London clubs and schools met at the Freemason's Tavern to set up common fundamental rules to control the matches amongst themselves. The outcome of this meeting was the formation of the Football Association. In December 1863, the Rugby Football and Association Football finally split as the supporters of the Rugby School rules walked out.

Football Association strictly banned any kind of handling of the ball

Arguably the most significant change of law ever was the ban in 1871 on all forms of handling, which meant that the ball in play could only be kicked or headed (the ball is technically out of play while a throw-in is completed). In the following year, the goalkeeper was introduced and was allowed to handle the ball "for the protection of his goal." When it was ruled in 1877 that the throw-in could go in any direction, the Sheffield FA clubs agreed to abandon their rules and adopt the FA version.

First International game

The first international football game was played between Scotland and England on 30 November 1872 at Hamilton Crescent, The West of Scotland Cricket Club's ground in the Patrick area of Glasgow. It ended in a 0–0 draw and was watched by 4,000 spectators.

Dress shirts

Shirts appeared first in European dress in the seventeenth century as a kind of underwear, designed to protect expensive waistcoats and frock coats from sweat and soil. By the early nineteenth century, shirts had assumed importance as garments in their own right. The emphasis placed by Beau Brummell and other dandies on wearing clean, perfectly styled linen brought the shirt into increased prominence as an essential male garment.Traditionally dress shirts were worn by men and boys, whereas women and girls often wore blouses or, sometimes, known as chemise. However, in the mid-1800s, they also became an item of women's clothing and are worn by both sexes today.

The origin of the polo

The exact origin of the polo shirt is unknown, but its widely recorded début came in the late 19th century in the birthplace of Polo - Manipur, India. After British Soldiers witnessed a match while stationed in Manipur, they set up the first polo club of its time. The sport grew in popularity with the British Army and British tea planters in India becoming regular players. Attention soon turned to their polo playing kit with traditional attire of the time consisting of thick, long sleeved shirts made of cotton. Unhappy with these uncomfortable shirts, they attached their collars to their shirts with buttons to stop them flapping while galloping on the field. The sport was introduced into England in 1862.

Authentic Brazilian leather

Brazilian leather has long been renowned for its quality. As a matter of fact, the material was durable to be adopted by makers of official footballs, as it could withstand powerful kicks and all sorts of weather conditions. The durable and traditional theme emitted by quality Brazilian leather is why we chose it as the material for our logo, adding a touch of class to each of our items.

SEARCH FOR THE BEST ITALIAN MATERIAL AND ARTISANS

The quality of Italian materials and know-how is known throughout the world. From a perfectly cut garment to sturdy woolen materials, each piece is made with luxury and quality in mind. In 2006, the country would catch further global attention, as the team took home the World Cup. With top of the line materials from renown creators the Italian fashion industry caught our attention. Before creating our lines, we search high and low for the best materials. It is our goal for those who wear our products to feel a timeless elegance and class, just like the legends out on the field.

 

DESIGNED IN PARIS

France put another star above the rooster and we began to design our exclusive lines in the fashion capital of the world, Paris. It is here where much of our inspiration comes from, as we are surrounded by luxury and style. Like the World Cup created by Jules Rimet, The League of Champions (pre cursor of the Champions league) TENLEGEND was born in Paris. Our timeless looks are inspired by the game’s most iconic players, all of which are followed by an aura of elegance. We played the game of football while respecting our opponents, qualities that follow us both on and off the field. It is these very qualities that have led us to create a fashionable label inspiring gentlemen to be their best. 

We are gentlemen footballers. 

TENLEGEND is an authentic brand that combines your two passions, football and fashion. We combine the beautiful game, the elegance of the most iconic players in history, into a unique and timeless lifestyle. TENLEGEND was born from the love of football and the class of the original number tens. We are gentlemen playing the game to win, always respecting our opponents. We exercise the same respect in life with people we encounter from any walk of life. The game is an essential part of our life, even if we no longer play.