While playing a game of table football, have you ever wondered how the game began? Like any other game, there was a time when table football didn’t exist. Although knowing the history of football won’t necessarily improve your playing skills, it can certainly help to boost your appreciation for the game.
Firstly, table football is also known as “foosball.” Why is that? This is actually a German wood that’s created when combining the German words for “foot” and “ball.”
So, what are the origins of foosball, or table football? The roots of the game aren’t exactly clear. In fact, it’s possible that the game simultaneously evolved in different countries. The British actually created the first standardised rules for modern football, in 1863. So it’s reasonable to assume that table football originated sometime afterwards.
One theory is that Lucien Rosengart, a Frenchman, invented table football. Rosengart is actually credited for several inventions, including the seatbelt, front-wheel drive, and the “BabyFoot “- the original name of table football. Although there is some debate about whether the BabyFoot was the absolutely first table football game, it was unquestionably one of the first ones.
One of the first producers of football units was Kicker. This company is located in Geneva, Switzerland. Kicker has become extremely popular not only in Switzerland, but also other European countries such as Belgium and Germany. In fact, for many Europeans Kicker is the only brand of football units that they play.
Within time, the game also appeared on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. The