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Corinthian Football Club
Corinthian Football Club was an English amateur football club based in London between 1882 and 1939. The club was founded by a group of Old Etonians who wanted to create a team that would play for the love of the game, rather than for money.
Corinthians quickly became one of the best amateur teams in England, and they toured extensively around the world, playing against some of the top professional teams. They were known for their stylish and attacking play, and their motto was "playing the game in the Corinthian spirit".
Some of the most famous players to have played for Corinthians include Vivian Woodward, Billy Meredith, and Charlie Roberts. The club also produced a number of England internationals, including Alf Ramsey, Stanley Matthews, and Tom Finney.
Corinthian Football Club disbanded in 1939, but the club's legacy lives on. The Corinthian Spirit is still remembered as the highest standard of sportsmanship in football, and the club's motto is still used by many amateur teams today.