Nevertheless, football gloves gradually became introduced to the sport and are now a key aspect of many of today's most mesmerizing plays. Here's how the gloves we know today evolved into required gear. Built for The Cold. Football gloves did not start to gain any traction in the market until well into football's history. Before the 1980s and ‚Äò90s, football gloves were mostly a means to keep hands warm.
First Known Patent: A British soccer ball manufacturer called William Sykes was granted a patent for a pair of leather goalkeeping gloves in 1885, according to the Deutsches Patent website. The glove design incorporated a layer of India rubber for the protection and cushioning of the wearer's hands.
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A British soccer ball manufacturer called William Sykes was granted a patent for a pair of leather goalkeeping gloves in 1885, according to the Deutsches Patent website. The glove design incorporated a layer of India rubber for the protection and cushioning of the wearer’s hands.
Yet back in 1885 a British football manufacturer by the name of William Sykes was granted a patent for a pair of "leather gloves or gauntlets used in football playing." Sykes' design incorporated a layer of India rubber to help protect and cushion the keeper's hands but for reasons lost in time, he decided not follow through on his original idea and shelved his design rather than go into mass production.
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This is three years before the Football League was formed. A ball manufacturer called William Sykes created a rubber glove that your Victorian gentleman goalkeeper could wear to keep his hands nice and soft. He was clearly ahead of his time.
Come the final of the FIFA World Cup 2010 South Africa one thing for sure is goalkeeper gloves will be in full view. Very much part of a keeper's kit there was a time not too long ago it was the exception for goalies to wear gloves. The first pair of goalie gloves to be patented was in 1885 by William Sykes. Sykes made footballs but his glove patent featured an India (latex) rubber layer, to give the goalkeeper protection from the ball.
Stephen Iacullo originally made and invented football gloves. The purpose of football gloves is to protect a player's' hands while in the middle of a game.