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The World’s 50 Versions of Football (With Links)

With 10 Codes of Gridiron (North American Football), 10 Codes of National Football (GAA, English Soccer, Rugby Versions, Australian Rules etc), 16 Codes of Wheelchair, Tag, Beach and Reduced Numbers Football (Street Soccer, Rugby Sevens, Beach AFL, Flag Football etc) and 14 Versions of World Football (Uncodified or Ancient Games undergoing Revival), there is Football for all.

Note: This is not a complete list: There are more Obscure or Unusual ones than in this list.

North American Gridiron Football

LeagueLink
National Football Leaguehttp://www.nfl.com/
National Collegiate Athletic Association Footballhttp://www.ncaa.com/sports/football/fbs
Canadian Football Leaguehttps://www.cfl.ca/
Liga de Futbol Americano Mexicohttp://lfa.mx/
XFLhttps://www.xfl.com/
Indoor Football Leaguehttps://goifl.com/
X-League Extreme Football League (Legends)https://extfl.com/
Fan Controlled Footballhttps://www.fcf.io/
American 7s Football Leaguehttps://www.a7fl.com/
Early Footballhttps://www.profootballresearchers.org/index.html
North American Gridiron Football Leagues

World Football Leagues

LeagueLink
English Premier Leaguehttps://www.premierleague.com/
Australian Football Leaguehttps://www.afl.com.au/
Gaelic Athletic Association Footballhttps://www.gaa.ie/football/
International Rules Footballhttps://www.gaa.ie/search/?q=International%20Rules
Super Rugby (Rugby Union)https://super.rugby/superrugby/
National Rugby Leaguehttps://www.nrl.com/
Major Arena Soccer Leaguehttps://www.maslsoccer.com/
Copa Libertadores Futsalhttps://www.conmebol.com/es/libertadores-futsal-argentina2019
Calcio Fiorentinohttps://www.calciostoricofiorentino.it/
Lelo Burti (Georgia)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scQcgvuEMh4
World Football Codes

Wheelchair, Beach & Tag Football

SportLink
Wheelchair Rugbyhttps://www.paralympic.org/wheelchair-rugby
Wheelchair Footballhttp://adaptedsports.org/
Powerchair Soccerhttps://www.fai.ie/domestic/football-for-all/association-of-irish-powerchair-football
AFL Wheelchairhttps://dsr.org.au/afl-wheelchair/#:~:text=AFL%20Wheelchair%20is%20an%20adapted,disability%20the%20opportunity%20to%20play.&text=The%20game%20is%20played%20between,either%20end%20of%20the%20field.
Beach Footballhttps://www.usbeachflagfootball.org/
Beach Soccerhttps://www.beachsoccer.com/
Beach Rugbyhttps://beachrugbyaustralia.com.au/
Beach AFLhttps://aflinternational.com/beach-footy/
Football Fives (Soccer)https://www.redbull.com/int-en/event-series/neymar-jrs-five/
Rugby Sevenshttps://www.world.rugby/sevens-series/?lang=en
GAA Football Sevenshttps://kilmacudcrokes.com/football/football-all-ireland-7s-0
AFL 9shttps://afl9s.com.au/
Flag Football (American)https://flagfootballworld.com/
Street Soccerhttps://globalstreetsoccer.com/
Tag Rugbyhttps://www.tagrugby.ie/Contact-ITRA-HQ.html
AFL Tags and Tailshttps://play.afl/auskick/activities/tags-and-tails
Wheelchair, Beach, Tag & Reduced Numbers Football

Uncodified World Football

Country / GameLink to Video or Media
China / Cujuhttps://web.archive.org/web/20060414084626/http://qlqwl.com.cn/english/news/t20040910_377495.htm
Japan / Kemarihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UO3vRH2z8jo
India / Yubi LakpiNone
Aotearoa-New Zealand / https://archive.is/20130920185818/http://innz.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=533353
Australian Aboriginal / Marn Grookhttps://archive.is/20130920185818/http://innz.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=533353
Central America / Pok-ta-Pok(Ulama)https://edition.channel5belize.com/archives/174771
Normandy (France) / La Soulehttp://www.jeuxtradinormandie.fr/
Iceland / Knattleikrhttp://knattleikr.blogspot.com/
Scotland / Ba Gamehttp://www.orkneyjar.com/tradition/bagame/
Britain / Uppies & Downies and Shrovetide Footballhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lamUNwU9v3A
Canada / Broomballhttps://www.gatewayicecenter.com/page/show/1453223-what-is-broomball-
Eton Wall Gamehttps://www.thegentlemansjournal.com/house-note/sam-leith-history-eton-wall-game-sport/
Roman Harpastumhttps://www.topendsports.com/sport/extinct/harpastum.htm
Greek Episkyros
https://healthandfitnesshistory.com/ancient-sports/greek-episkyros-ball-game/

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Everyone who has ever played or enjoyed watching any version of Football

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 25 March 2021

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2020

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Resereved.

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