World's oldest football rulebook auctioned for £881,250

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The world's oldest football rulebook, belonging to the first ever club Sheffield FC, has been sold at auction for £881,250.

The handwritten pamphlet from 1857 is thought to be one of the earliest instructions on the sport and was sold as part of an archive of the club.

It was sold to an anonymous bidder at auctioneer Sotheby's which described it as an important historical document....

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