World Football Codes

adult happy sportsman hitting ball with head

World Football Codes

Football Codes from the Rest of the World.

China : Cuju Cuju (Chinese Football Code) 770 BC – Present

Australian Aboriginal: Marn Grook Marn Grook (Australian Aboriginal Football)

Calcio Fiorentino

Calcio Fiorentino

A Medieval Football game, first organised in Renaissance Florence, Tuscany, Italy, that was first played by workers between breaks in work, and then organised matches beginning in 1530.

The earliest orgainsed Football matches anywhere in the world, as far as Eirball has discovered, although earlier reports in Ancient Europe, Greece, Rome, Italy and China mention similar games, though of what nature is hard to discern – they may just have been children’s catching games. [See articles on Medieval Football at: Medieval Celtic Sports for more information and references on this]

Calcio Storico Fiorentino

Calcio Storico Fiorentino Finals 1952-Present

Calcio Storico Fiorentino (Seasons): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008

Calcio Storico Fiorentino August Festival (Seasons): 2012

Picture Credit: [6] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) cover-1_0 [Internet] Available from:http://calciostoricofiorentino.it/sites/default/files/cover-1_0.jpg [Accessed 1 December 2020]

Mesoamerican Ulama Pok-ta-Pok

Ulama (Pok-ta-Pok)

Ulama is the ancient sport of the Native Aztec (Mexica) and Maya of Central America (Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras). It is played with the hips, with two teams trying to propel the ball past the opposing team and has been played since 1400 BC. It is known as “Pok Ta Pok” to the Maya and “Ulama” to the Mexica.

The Juego de Pelota Mesoamerican Ulamaztli Championship is an Annual Regional Competition in Teotihuacan, Mexico City, the seat of the ancient religious / ritual centre, and where the most impressive ancient Ball Court is to be seen.

The Ulama Mesoamerican Ball Game Tournament is the Annual World Cup basically, bringing together teams from Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras.

Ulama Mesoamerican Ball Game Tournament (Ulama World Cup)

Ulama Mesoamerican Ball Game Tournament 2017-2018

Juego de Pelota Mesoamerican Ulamaztli Championship (Teotihuacan, Mexico)

Juego de Pelota Championship (seasons): 2017

Picture Credit: [1] Amber Griscaye (2017) Mexico v Belize in re-creation of the Maya Ball Game Ulama [Internet] Available from:https://ambergriscaye.com/photogallery/art/belize-maya-team-win-ball-game.jpg [Accessed 28 June 2019]

Lelo Burti (Georgia)

Jeux et Tradi Normandie; Lelo Burti (Georgia)

Jeux et Tradi Normandie

The Traditional Sports and Games of Normandy (North France) were first described in the 12th Century A.D. Choule is a Team Sport involving a curved stick and a leather ball.

FJSTNV Choule Crosse Normande (Seasons): 2019

Lelo Burti

Lelo Burti is the traditional Georgian form of Rugby.

Georgia: Lelo Burti SLF Samegrelo Region Championship (seasons): 2016

Picture Credit: [4] Lelo Burti (2014) 2016_XOBI_03 [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20160923011034im_/http://lelo.comyr.com/images/2016_XOBI_03.jpg  [Accessed 24 August 2020]