Meet the 2,000-Year-Old Chinese Version of Soccer

Painting of Chinese Emperor Taizu playing cuju with court officials.

An ancient form of soccer existed in China about 2,000 years ago. (Image: via Wikimedia Commons)

The Origin of Soccer in China

Chinese soccer was known as cuju.

Soccer was known as cuju during the Zhou Dynasty in China over 2,300 years ago. (Image: via

Do You Know Why 11 Players Make a Football Team?

Why does a football team have the number of players it does? (Image: via Wikimedia Commons)