This is a list of various types of football, most variations found as
gridiron, rugby, soccer.
1 Games descended from The FA rules
2 Games descended from
Rugby School rules
3 Other surviving English public school games
4 Irish and Australian varieties of football
5 Surviving Medieval ball games
6 More recent inventions and derivations
7 Tabletop games and other recreations
8 See also
Games descended from The FA rules
Association football, also known as football, soccer, footy and
Indoor varieties of Association football (often created to provide
Five-a-side football - played throughout the world under various rules
Futsal ('futebol de salão') — the FIFA-approved Five-a-side indoor
Indoor soccer — the six-a-side indoor game as played in North
Paralympic association football
Paralympic association football — modified association football for
Beach soccer — football played on sand, also known as sand soccer
Rush goalie is a variation of football in which the role of the
goalkeeper is more flexible than normal.
Keepie uppie is the art of juggling with a football using feet, knees,
chest, shoulders, and head.
Footbag is a small bean bag or sand bag used as a ball in a number of
keepie uppie variations such as hacky sack.
Football a modern take on
Keepie uppie where freestylers are
graded for their entertainment value and expression of skill.
Street football - encompasses a number of informal varieties of
Some games, such as footballtennis, are not related to association
football but use a football to produce a variant of another game.
The hockey game bandy has rules partly based on the association
football rules and is sometimes nicknamed as 'winter football'.
Games descended from
Rugby School rules
Rugby football - game which split into rugby union and rugby league
Rugby league sevens
Rugby league nines
Touch Rugby a.k.a. Touch
Football — a form of rugby without tackles.
Federation of International Touch codified version of Touch Rugby
Tag Rugby a form of
Touch Rugby but a velcro tag must be taken to
indicate a tackle.
OzTag — a form of rugby league replacing tackles with tags.
Wheelchair rugby league
Beach Rugby — Rugby played on sand.
American football — called "football" in the United States, and
"gridiron" or "gridiron football" in Australia
Arena football — an indoor version of American football
Touch football (American)
Touch football (American) — non-tackle American football.
Flag football — non-tackle American football, like touch football
but a token must be taken to indicate a tackle.
Canadian football — called simply "football" in Canada.
Canadian flag football
Canadian flag football — non-tackle Canadian football.
Other surviving English public school games
Eton Field Game
Eton Wall Game
Winchester College Football
Irish and Australian varieties of football
Gaelic football (called 'football' by this sporting community)
Australian rules football
Australian rules football (called 'football' in the south and west of
Australia and also in Victoria)
International Rules — a compromise code used for games between
Gaelic and Australian Rules players.
Auskick — a version of Australian Rules designed for young children
Austus — a compromise between Australian Rules and American
football, invented in Melbourne during World War II.
Surviving Medieval ball games
Shrove Tuesday matches in the
United Kingdom -- annual
town- or village-wide football games with their own rules:
Alnwick in Northumberland
Derbyshire (known as Royal Shrovetide Football)
Atherstone in Warwickshire
Corfe Castle in
Football Ceremony of the
North Lincolnshire (the
Haxey Hood, actually played on
Hurling the Silver Ball
Hurling the Silver Ball takes place at
St Columb Major
St Columb Major in Cornwall
Sedgefield in County Durham
Ba game is still popular around Christmas and Hogmanay
Duns in Berwickshire
Scone in Perthshire
Kirkwall in Orkney
Outside the UK other medieval games include:
Calcio Fiorentino — a modern revival of Renaissance football from
16th century Florence.
La Soule in
Normandy and Brittany
More recent inventions and derivations
Three sided football
Tabletop games and other recreations
Based on FA rules
Foosball (also known as table football/soccer, babyfoot, bar football
Penny football (also known as coin football)
Based on rugby
Based on American Football
Paper Soccer - paper and pencil game
Phutball - board game
List of football video games
Table football (other)