This world has now become a sports-loving world. Most of the people in the world now love playing a lot of sports. There are many sports to play, and most of them are very interesting and liked by all. Some of these games can be enjoyed inside our home, and some can be enjoyed outside our home. Indoor games are less fascinating than outdoor games as indoor games are played inside our house. But there are also some indoor games which are fascinating. Foosball is one of them. It is one kind of soccer game which can be played indoors at the foosball table. This game of foosball is also known as table soccer or very interesting table football. This game was in invented in Europe in 1880 and spread widely within 1921. Nowadays, this classic indoor game has become a trend. There might be a foosball playing table in most people’s houses as it is very exciting for all of us. Do you know that there are some interesting facts about this game, “Foosball”? If you play this game, you should know about these facts. Let’s give a brief look at these facts you.
Interesting facts about Foosball:
The exact origin of foosball is not known to anyone
No one knows what the origin of this game Foosball is. It has been since 1880, but until today, its origin was not found by anyone in the world. We know that European soccer-loving people invented this exhilarating table football game. But the French, Spanish, Germans, and the people of some other countries claim that their country is the inventor of this game. But no one probably knows the truth about its origin. But the Europeans are considered as the inventor of this exciting game as they were soccer lovers from the beginning. We know about the origin of most of the sports, like cricket, football, badminton, etc. But we don’t know foosball’s origin. So, it’s the most interesting fact about this game.
The longest Foosball match ever played
The longest foosball game lasted over two days, which was recorded in the Guinness book, considering as a world record. That time the game was played for more than 61 hours, which is really a historical fact ever. This exhilarating and historic game was played in Innsbruck, Austria, between 4 Austrian Foosball players. Their name was Alexander Kuen, Bernd Neururer, Manuel Larcher Alexander Kuen and Dietmar Neururer. They made a historical fact in the Guinness book of world records. It is also a very interesting fact about this fascinating game. Did you know this fact?
The most expensive Foosball table
The foosball table is a must for playing Foosball. There might be a foosball table at your house, but it might be very cheap and not much interesting. The most interesting foosball table was first made in 2008, which was made of very expensive furniture, special materials, and many more. The creative team made a limited stock of this product, which was not created again after 2011, until now. This was the most expensive and special foosball table. Do you want to know how expensive it was? Normal foosball tables are sold for a maximum of 500 euros. But the price of that special foosball table was 85,000 Euros. You can still buy one of them. But nowadays, its price has now crossed 1 lakh euros. This was also an awesome fact about this “Foosball” game. A foosball lover of Germany first bought the foosball table.
The ball of foosball table can move faster than the speed of 35mph
There is a small ball-like football inside the foosball table. Players have to move the ball and kick it to the goalpost using the players inside the foosball table. Some expert foosball players have made a record of speed while moving the ball. The ball was moving over the speed of 35mph while they were playing, which is unimaginable. Do you know how fast it is? It is as fast as the speed one professional cycle racer can pick up at once. So, it is very interesting. Did you know this interesting fact before today?
The name foosball came from Germany
It is known that the game foosball game was invented in Europe. But the name didn’t come from the whole of Europe. It is not sure where the game was invented, but, surely, the name foosball came from Germany. Soccer is known as Foosball in Germany. This foosball name came from Germany before the First World War. Most of the sport’s name came from its origin country like Cricket, Football or Tennis, etc. But this foosball game is different. Its origin is different, and its name came from another country. This is also a very interesting fact. Did you know the fact?
There are different types of this game
This game is famous worldwide. People of the world play this game in different ways. As its origin is known as Europe, the people of Europe play this game in the right way. They traditionally play this game and every table in the play is designed in the same way. But the people of other countries play this game in different ways. They have made their own way and designed their own table for their championships which is totally different from the other sports in the world. People all over the world play Cricket, Football in the same way. But this “Foosball” game is played in different ways worldwide which is also a fact. The types of playing championship games are given below:
(i) Leonhart (ii) Garlando (iii) Bonzini (iv) Fireball (v) Roberto Sport (vi) Tornado (US)
The best Foosball Player till now
Frédéric Collignon is considered as the Messi of foosball. He won the biggest foosball tournament (multi-table) seven times and became a legend. He is talented, mysterious, speedy, and highly ambitious. He also won the biggest foosball championship of the USA five times and became very famous worldwide. He was the only non-American citizen who won an American foosball championship for the first time. He retired from his gaming career in 2012. His international career was of about more than 15 years. Till now, he plays some occasional games with his old friends. His house is like a foosball museum where he has collected all the rare things about foosball. So, it is also a very interesting fact about foosball.
The Mafias were fond of the foosball table
The Mafias were fond of these foosball tables. But there is not a good reason behind it. In the time of 1970, the gangsters used foosball tables to store drugs inside them. Then, they exported these tables abroad, and with the table, there go a lot of drugs. But one time, the police became aware of this thing, and they took necessary steps to stop this drug trafficking. You don’t need to worry about the table you are buying. It is also a quiet, well fact which you didn’t know.
Specially designed female foosball table
Generally, the players at the foosball table are male. But in 2011, a company in Barcelona made its first foosball table, including female foosball players. They have made a lot of tables having different designs for female vs. female players, female vs. male players, and many more. These uniquely designed tables are very popular nowadays. These kinds of tables were very rare at the time of 2011 to 2013. But now these kinds of custom tables are available everywhere. You can also design your own custom tables now with male and female mixed players in 1 team and anything you want. Did you know this fact about this game? This fact is also very interesting.
The longest foosball table ever
The longest foosball table was 120 meters. It was huge, and there were more than 500 players at the table and more than 30 teams. The match lasted about 30 hours, and the players were very expert. It took a long time and a huge amount of money to design this unique and special table. This table was made in the US for a US national foosball event, which was really very exciting for all. The foosball players were astonished after watching the size of the foosball table. It was made at the time of 2010. It is also a very special fact about foosball. Did you know it?
I hope that you liked this article and knew something new. There are also a lot of fun facts about this game, “Foosball.” This is an awesome game that is now very popular worldwide. So, if you haven’t played this game yet, just go to the market, buy a foosball table and invite your friends to play a match with you. I think you will really enjoy this game. There are a lot of special facts about this game. For more detailed information, stay with us and keep knowing amazing things.