1. Sheffield F.C. (1857)
This team is a level 8 club in the English football league division system, and it officially accepted FA norms in 1878. Based in South Yorkshire, and recognized as the oldest football club till date by both FIFA and the FA, Sheffield F.C, founded in 1857, is the winner of this countdown. Also, its rivalry with Hallam since 1867 is also considered to be the oldest rivalry in world football. The club has also been honoured by FIFA with the Order of merit and its name is included in the English Football Hall of Fame. Fun fact: its inception began in 1855 when a couple of cricketers decided to play football every now and then- without any official rules.