Association football is the most popular sport in
England, where the first modern set of rules for the code were established in 1863, which were a major influence on the development of the modern
Laws of the Game. With over 40,000 association football clubs, England has more clubs involved in the code than any other country as well as the world's first club—
Sheffield F.C., the world's oldest professional association football club is
Notts County, the oldest national governing body is the
Football Association, the joint-first
national team, the oldest national knockout competition is the
FA Cup and the oldest national league is the
English Football League. Today England's top domestic league, the
Premier League, is one of the most popular and richest sports leagues in the world, with six of the ten
richest football clubs in the world as of 2019.
Founded in 1902, Norwich have played their home games at
Carrow Road since
1935, a ground that was constructed in just 82 days. Its record attendance of 43,984 was achieved in 1963 for an
FA Cup game against
Leicester City. Following new legislation and redevelopment into an all-seated stadium, its current capacity is 26,034.