Federation of International Sports Table Football

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The FISTF game of Sports table football
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Two Sports Table Football players
Publisher(s)FISTF
Players4 per playing team, 6 per squad
Setup time2-3 minutes
Playing time2x15-minute periods, 1x 10-minute extra-time period
Random chanceLow
Skill(s) requiredDexterity, tactics, accuracy, concentration

The Federation of International Sports Table Football (FISTF) is the governing body for all Sports table football and Subbuteo associations worldwide. FISTF was the result of negotiations between FISA (Federation of International Subbuteo Associations) members and E(S)TF (European (Sport) Table soccer Federation) to unify sports table football/soccer associations within one governing body. FISTF was founded in 1992 and in September 1993 the first official European championships where played in Belgium. The sport is now well administered worldwide by (FISTF).

The sport is known as Sports table football and based on the table top game of Subbuteo and Newfooty. The Competitions are now organised under FISTF with strict organization rules listed in the FISTF handbook. WASPA is a players association and has flexible organization rules for emerging players, organizers, clubs and Nations, to promote the sport/game on all continents. The upcoming FISTF World Cup will be in Gibraltar (1st & 2nd September 2018). Champions- and Europa League will be in Mallorca (ESP) and Saint Vincent, Aosta (ITA) respectively, in October 2018.

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FISTF the World governing body[edit]

The board of the international governing body, FISTF, is elected every four years at the FISTF Congress (last in 2013 & 2017), usually held on the day (Friday) before the World Championships (Saturday and Sunday). The first board was elected in 1992 and the first FISTF Championship (Cup) was hosted in Belgium, September 1993. The forthcoming Congress elections will be in 2021.

FISTF Board of Directors[edit]

The FISTF Member Nations (delegates) voted a new Board of Directors, after an Extra Ordinary Congress was called in by Member nations. The Final result was announced on 9th December 2017 in Milan, Italy. All Board members have been elected.

Position Name Nation Elected Election Period
President Stephen Dettre  Australia Elected 2017-2021
General Secretary Horst Deimel  Austria Elected 2017-2021
Vice-President Finance Fred Vulpes  Germany Elected 2017-2021
Vice-president Sports Eric Naszalyi  France Elected 2017-2021
Vice-president Communication Director Adrianos Dervis  Greece Elected 2017-2021
Vice-President Development Stefano De Francesco  Italy Elected 2017-2021
Vice-President Promotion & Marketing vacant ... ... 2017-2021
Vice-President Asian Confederation Tan Kok Wee  Singapore Elected 2017-2021
Vice-President Americas Confederation Daniel Matos  Brazil Elected 2017-2021
Vice-President Europe Confederation Jason Pisani  Malta Elected 2017-2021
Vice-President Africa Confederation Vacant .. .. coming 2018
Vice-President North America Confederation Vacant .. .. coming 2018
Vice-President Special Sport Vacant .. .. coming 2018

FISTF Presidents since 1992

Position Name Nation Elected Election Period
1 Laurent Garnier  France Elected 1992-1994, 1994-1996
2 Raymond Kroonberg  Belgium Commissarial 1996-1998
3 David Baxter  Scotland Elected 1998-2000, 2000-2002
4 Vincent Coppenolle  Belgium Elected 2002-2006, 2006-2008, 2008-2010
5 Silvio Catania  Malta Elected 2010
6 Piero Capponi  Spain Elected 2011
7 Laurent Garnier  France ad interim 2011-2013
8 Luís Horta  Portugal Elected 2013
9 Alan Collins  England ad interim 2014-2017
10 Fred Vulpes  Germany ad interim 2017
11 Stephen Dettre  Australia Elected 2017-

Note: A President can only be officially elected at a Congress or Extra Ordinary Congress. All other are ad-interim

FISTF Disciplinary and Fair Play Council[edit]

An independent department for disciplinary (legal) issues.

Position Name Nation Elected Election Period
Head of Department Antonio Miguel Montaño  Spain Nominated 2017-2021
Deputy of Department Francesco Mattiangelli  Italy Nominated 2017-2021
Deputy of Department Luis Felipe Mendez Banderas  Spain Nominated 2017-2021
Deputy of Department .. .. .. 2018

FISTF Subsidiary departments[edit]

Position Name Nation Elected Election Period
World Ranking, Transfers & Database Frédéric Perdaens  Belgium Nominated 2017-2021
Web Administrator Roger Trouillard  France Nominated 2017-2021
.. .. .. Nominated 2018

Sports Table Football - Playing Rules[edit]

Details for Sports table football playing rules are found here Sports table football.

Position Sport Thematic Version Other Info
1 Sports Table Football Playing Rules Standard since 1992
2 Sports Table Football Referees .. ..
3 Sports Table Football Playing equipment .. Since 1929
4 Sports Table Football Competitions .. Since 1963
5 Sports Table Football Competition Formats .. ..
6 Sports Table Football Historical playing rules .. Since 1929
7 Sports Table Football Subbuteo Publications .. ..
8 External links .. ..
9 Sports Table Football Playing Rules Beginners ..
10 Sports Table Football Playing Rules 5-A side ..

FISTF Member Nations[edit]

There are 27 FISTF Member Nations and others are not yet FISTF members. Several countries are in development.

Position Confederation Nation Abbreviation Association Name Founded Member since
1 Europe  Austria EÖTV Erster Österreichischer Tischfußball Verband 1973 1994
2 Europe  Belgium FBFTS Federation Belge de Football Table Subbuteo 19xx 1993
3 Europe  Czech Republic CTSU Czech Table Subbuteo Union 20xx 2014
4 Europe  Denmark DSBU Dansk Subbuteo Bordfodbold Union 1992 1993
5 Europe  England ESA English Subbuteo Association 1967 1993
6 Europe  Finland SUBU Suomen Pöytäjalkapalloyhdistys 19xx 199x
7 Europe  France 3FTS Fédération Française de Football de Table Sport 1980 1993
8 Europe  Germany DSTFB Deutscher Subbuteo Tischfußballbund 1961 1993
9 Europe  Greece UHTF Union of Hellenic Table Football 198x 1993
10 Europe  Gibraltar GTSA Gibraltar Table Soccer Association 197x 20xx
11 Europe  Hungary HTFA Hungarian Table Football Association 2012 2017
12 Europe  Italy FISCT Federazione Italiana Sport Calcio da Tavolo 1972 1993
13 Europe  Malta MTFSA Malta Table Football Sports Association 1974 1993
14 Europe  Netherlands NSVB Nederlandse Subbuteo Voetbal Bond 195x 1993
15 Europe  Portugal APS Associação Portuguesa de Subbuteo 198x 1993
16 Europe  Russia RFTFS Russian Federation Table Football Subbuteo 2016 2016
17 Europe  Scotland STFA Scottish Table Football Association 1967 199x
18 Europe  Spain AFM Asociacion Española de Jugadores de Futbol de Mesa 1985 199x
19 Europe   Switzerland SSTV Schweizerischer Subbuteo-Tischfussball-Verband 1969 1993
20 Europe  Wales WSTFA Welsh Sports Table Football Association 1967 1993
21 Europe  Northern Ireland NITFA Northern Ireland Table Football Association 197x No Member
22 Europe  Ireland TFAI Table Football Association of Ireland 197x No Member
23 Europe  Cyprus CTFA Cypriot Table Football Association 19xx No Member
24 Europe  Norway NBFF Norges Bordfotball Forbund 1994 No Member
25 Europe  Romania FRSFM Federatia Romana Sport Football de Masa 2000 re-development
26 Europe {{}} .. in development
  • European Sport Table Football Federation (ESTF) in re-development (existed 1963-1993)
  • Nations Participated at World Cup – Re-development necessary:
  • Romania: Re-development process ongoing with WASPA events. Participated at World Cup 2000 in Vienna.
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina: (1996)
  • Luxemburg: (1986) and Bahamas (1974) (participated in FISA events)
  • Monaco: (20xx) participated as a Nation, but are integrated again in FFFT (France)
  • Poland: 2008, no activities. Participated at World Cup 2008 in Vienna.
  • Sweden: WASPA tournament.
  • Serbia: in development.


Position Confederation Nation Abbreviation Association Name Founded Member since
1 Americas  Argentina LAFM Liga Argentina de Fútbol de Mesa 20xx 2002
2 Americas  Brazil CBFM Confederação Brasileira de Futebol de Mesa 20xx 2002
3 Americas  Chile FCSMS Federação Chile de Futebol de Mesa de Sport 2016 in development 2016
4 Americas  United States ASA American Subbuteo Association 1990 1996
5 Americas  Canada CSTFA Canadian Sports Table Football Association 1990 No Member 2000
6 Americas  Mexico FMFMS Federação Mexico Futebol de Mesa de Sport .. in development 2016

in South America, the countries play also the Button Football and Sectorball codes and have a Confederation. Chile is development phase.

Position Confederation Nation Abbreviation Association Name Founded Member since
1 Asia  Australia ATFA Australian Table Football Association 1994 1994
2 Asia  Singapore TFAS Table Football Association of Singapore 199x 2002
3 Asia  Japan NOSKSJ Nihon Ohajiki Soccer Kyokai Subbuteo Japan 2012 2012
4 Asia  New Zealand NZSTF New Zealand .. in development 2017
5 Asia  Malaysia HTTFC Hartamas Tigers Table Football Club 2012 in development
6 Asia  Israel ISA Israel Subbuteo Association 1986 re-development 2014
7 Asia  Indonesia BGTFC Batavia Garudas Table Football Club 2012 in development
8 Asia {{ }} .. ..
  • CASTFA was founded in Tokyo on 11 June 2017 by NOSK (Japan), TFAS (Singapore) and ATFA (Australia).
  • Hong Kong: Information open.
  • Iran: Iran Subbuteo Association, Teheran, Iran
  • China: No update information. Participated at World Cup 2006 in Dortmund
Position Confederation Nation Abbreviation Association Name Founded Member since
1 Africa  Tunisia FTFTS Fédération Tunisian de Football de Table Sport 2017 2017
2 Africa  South Africa SATFA South African Table Football Association 2009 no member
  • Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal: Development will start in 2018
  • Sudan: Contact exist to Sudan players since 2017.

TIMELINE Sports Table Football[edit]

The historical relevance of the sport, game and hobby of Sports Table Football/Soccer (aka Newfooty/Subbuteo), from the first day in 1925 till this day. Mentioned are main upcoming anniversaries in the timeline.

Timeline Abbreviation Historical fact Important Person Other information
1920s-1940s
1925 Newfooty Table football/soccer invented from Mr. William Lane Keeling for his children. The development began until the patent was able to be registered. William Lane Keeling (born 1900-died 1976) ..
1929 Newfooty Newfooty Company founded and invented table football / soccer material. The figures where flat Version with a plastic base and lead at the bottom of the base. The patent for Newfooty was registered. William Lane Keeling ..
1934 NPA The 'Newfooty Players Association' (NPA) was founded. In England people could become member to participate in Leagues and Cup competitions. It was the world's first "players association" organized by Newfooty Company. There was also a Newfooty player of the Year Trohpy. The Newfooty handbook "Libro Oficial" was also available in Spanish language with "Instrucciones y Reglamentos" for "Futbol de Mesa". .. ..
1939 Newfooty Newfooty Patent ran from 1929-1934, and a second period of 5 years from 1934-1939. William Lane Keeling ..
1947 Subbuteo Subbuteo Sports Games Ltd was founded from Mr. Peter Adolph. New material and flat cardboard figures came into sales. Peter Adolph ..
1948 FBFTS The first national association was founded in Belgium (FBFTS). Mr. Beliard becomes the first Belgium champion. The world has his first ever table football/soccer champion. Mr. Beliard ..
1950s-1960s
1950 TSPA Peter Adolph founds the 'Table Soccer Players Association' (TSPA) in England. Peter Adolph ..
1953 Newfooty Newfooty brings the first 3D plastic figurine into the market. William Lane Keeling ..
1954 NTVB The Dutch federation (NTVB) was founded in Haarlem (NED). .. ..
1957 Subbuteo Subbuteo Sports Games Ltd. take over rivals Newfooty Company from Liverpool. 1957/58 the first team championship was played in Belgium. Subbuteo Club Jemeppe became the first team champion. Peter Adolph Company takeover
1960 FBFTS The first ever International match (National Teams) was played in Bruxelles (BEL) on 7 February 1960, between Belgium and the Netherlands. Belgium won! The foundation of an international federation was in line. Later in Oct./Nov. 1960, England lost 1-2 vs. Belgium in Turnbridge the 2nd International match. .. International game.
1961 UES The "Union Europeene de Subbuteo (UES)" was founded in Schiedam (NED) from Mr. Ling (NTVB), Mr Kroonberg (FBFTS) and Mr. Feuerlein (DSTFB). He was the first president of the DSTFB (GER), which was founded shortly before the creation of the UES/UNEFTA. The UES was the predecessor of the ETF. .. ..
1963 ETF The motivation was set to found a real European table football/soccer federation, for all European countries. The 'European Table Soccer Federation' ETF / 'Union Europeene de Football de table' UNEFTA' was founded in 1963 (City:?) by the three active nations Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. The BTSA (British Table Soccer Association) was founded and invited, but showed no interest to join the ETF. .. ..
1964 ETF The 1st ETF Europa Cup was played in Rotterdam (NL), which saw Marinus Schild became the first ever International Champion. .. ..
1965 ETF BEL, NED, GER, ENG and FRA participated in Bruxelles at the 2nd Edition of the ETF Cup. The first French player at the ETF Europa Cup was Mr.de Smet (FRA). The BTSA was changed into BSTSA with the S standing for Subbuteo. xxx ..
1967 BSTSA The British Subbuteo Table Soccer Association (BSTSA) splits into separate independent associations, with free choice of material and not regulated by Subbuteo. The foundation of the English Table Soccer Association (ETSA), Scottish (STSA) and Welsh (WTSA) were based on democratic elections. .. ..
1969 WSSG Waddingtons take over Subbuteo Sports Games (SSG). The SSTFB (later SSTV) was founded in Switzerland. .. Company takeover
1970s-1980s
1970 SSG The 1st Subbuteo World Cup was played in London (ENG). Subbuteo Sports Games. Peter Adolph ..
1973 EÖTV The EÖTV was founded in Vienna, Austria from Mr. Gustav Adler. Gustav Adler ..
1975 FISCT The Italian championships are organized. In March the 'Federatione Italian Calcio Miniatura Subbuteo' FICMS is founded. The FICMS is affiliated with the ETF, the European federation, where all materials are permitted. FICMS plays only with the 3D-Subbuteo figures and not with the flat traditional figures. Edilio Parodi ..
1979 FISA FISA (Subbuteo company controlled) was founded as an alternative to ETF (democratic sports federation). .. ..
1980 FISA The 1st FISA European Championship (National teams) where played in Rome (ITA). .. ..
1983 ETF The ETF Nations Cup made a comeback on behalf of German initiative . Horst Becker ..
1985 ETF-FISA The Europa Cup for club teams was born (in-official event). The Nations came closer. Eric Naszalyi
1987 FICMS The FICMS was closed and the Associationi Italia Calcio in Miniatura Subbuteo (AICiMS) was founded. The name was changed, because it was necessary to remove the word "Federation" (replaced by "Association"), it was a bureaucratic issue, due to the relationship with 'Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano' (CONI). Curiously the same problem arose again in 2013 in FISCT. ..
1990s-2000s
1992 FISTF FISTF was founded. Hasbro (USA) take over Waddingtons Sports Games Ltd. (UK) Laurant Garnier Company takeover
1993 FISTF-ESTF The 1. FISTF European Championship was played in Verviers (BEL). The 30th Edition of the ETF (ETSF) Europa Cup was played and ETF defunct in Farehem (ENG) with the democratic votes of the participating nations (ENG, WAL, SCO, MAL, AUT, GER, SUI, NED). Belgium and France did not participate. The FISTF Europa Cup for clubs had its official debut edition played. ..
1994 FISTF-FISA The 1. FISTF World Championship was played in Paris (FRA) and the FISA Subbuteo World Cup was played for the first time outside Europe, in Chicago, (USA). ..
1995 ZEUGO Zeugo playing equipment was introduced. The Emilio Parodi company (Genoa, ITA) created their own table football sets and material. Edilio and Giovanni Parodi
1996 FISA FISA was defunct in London (ENG) after the last edition. Hasbro fails to supply good playing material for the world players. Many new manufacturers arose to supply good quality playing material. ..
1998 GSS Global Sports Games (Lichtenstein), The 'Toccer' figure was invented by Willy Hofmann (SUI). Willy Hofmann
2000 FISTF The FISTF World Masters was installed. ..
2010s - 2020s
2010 FISTF The Europa Cup for clubs was rebranded into the FISTF Champions- and Europa League.
2011 WASPA World Amateur Subbuteo Players Association founded from Mr. Vincent Coppenolle (Belgium). Vincent Coppenolle
2014 NSVB 60 years of Sports table football in the Netherlands (NSVB). ..
2017 FISTF, Subbuteo 70 Years Subbuteo trade mark. 25 Years FISTF. ..
2017 CASTFA The Confederation of Asian Sports Table Football Associations (CASTFA) was founded in Tokyo on 11 June 2017 by executives of NOSKSJ (Japan), TFAS (Singapore), ATFA (Australia), and FISTF Vice President, Stephen Dettre. Kenzo Koi was named first president of CASTFA ..
2018 FISTF World Cup in Gibraltar, the smallest country as FISTF member will be host to the main Event. ..
2018 FBFTS 70 Years FBFTS-Belgian Association. 1. WASPA World Cup in Budapest, Hungaria Vincent Coppenolle
2019 SSTV, Newfooty 50 Years SSTV-Swiss Association. 90 Years Newfooty invention. William Lane Keeling
2022 FISTF 30 Years FISTF Laurant Garnier
2023 EÖTV, DSTFB 50 Years EÖTV-Austrian Association. 60 Years DSTFB-German Association. ..
2025 FISCT 50 Years FISCT-Italian Association (formal FICMS and AICIMS) ..
2029 STF 100 Years Sport Table Football, from Newfooty to modern Sport Table Football/Soccer. ..
.. .. .. ..
  • Many other domestic Associations were founded around the globe. (see above FISTF members). The main problem is still the professional distribution of quality sports playing material and activity to promote sport table football and not a kids game (toy).

Hall of FAME[edit]

FISTF, ETF and FISA Hall of Fame winners (2nd, 3rd and 4th place) are mentioned and being updated successively.

Federation Championship Individual / Team Category
FISA European Championship Individual players Open & Junior U-16
FISA European Championship National Team competition 1x Open & 2x Junior U-16
FISA World Championship Individual players Open & Junior U-16
Federation Championship Individual / Team Category
FISTF European Championship Individual players Open, U-19, U-15, U-12, Vet, Lad
FISTF European Championship National Teams Open, U-19, U-15, U-12, Vet, Lad
FISTF World Championship Individual players Open, U-19, U-15, U-12, Vet, Lad
FISTF World Championship National Teams Open, U-19, U-15, U-12, Vet, Lad
FISTF World Sports Table Football Masters Individual Open
FISTF European Cup Club Teams Open
FISTF European Champions League Club Teams Open
FISTF Europa League Club Teams Open
FISTF Asian Cup National & Club Teams Open, U-19, U-15, U-12, Vet, Lad
FISTF America South National & Club Teams Open, U-19, U-15, U-12, Vet, Lad
FISTF America North National & Club Teams Open, U-19, U-15, U-12, Vet, Lad
FISTF Africa Cup National & Club Teams Open, U-19, U-15, U-12, Vet, Lad
Federation Championship Individual / Team Category
ETF European Cup Individual players Open
ETF European Nations Cup National Teams Open, B-Team, Juniors U-16

FISA Subbuteo World Cup[edit]

The first ever Subbuteo table football (soccer) World Cup was played in London (UK/ENG) 1970 with 13 Nations competing. The 'big' three of the 1960s where Belgium, Netherlands, West Germany and Switzerland was the emerging ETF Nation. The four UK Home Nations England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Irland and Eire, as well as from southern Europe Malta and Gibraltar travelled to London. The Americas where represented through the USA and Asia through Israel, which reached against all odds the Semi-Final stage. Stuart Goldman(†) was UK citizen from England and represented Israel. The 24 players were drawn in the 6 groups of 4 players and the 2 top players of each group proceeded to the 2nd group stage, with 4 groups of 3 players. The top 2 players again emerged then to the Quarter-Finales. All results are in the FISTF archive. We can see that Subbuteo was innovative with the tournament modus in 1970. The FIFA World Cup 1982 was played with this modus, without the Q/F stage.

The World Cup 1970 Quarter- and Semi-Finals

Player Nation Result Player Nation
Q/F
Colin Vickers  England 0-1 Peter Czarkowski  Germany
Günther Czarkowski  Germany 1-2 Dick Rietveld  Netherlands
Stuart Goldman  Israel 1-0 Bertus Mulder  Netherlands
M’Mullan  Northern Ireland 0-1 aet Pierre Tignani  Belgium
S/F
Peter Czarkowski  Germany 0-0; 3-2shots Stuart Goldman  Israel
Dick Rietveld  Netherlands 0-2 Pierre Tignani  Belgium

Two players from eleven Nations participated (22 Players) and USA and Israel with one player each made completed the field. The 7th Edition in 1994 (host Nation was the USA) was the last edition under the Patronance of FISA (Waddingtons Sports Games Ltd.). The organization was already well under way in 1992/1993 and the event was finally played, in Chicago. The first FISTF Sports World Championship was played in Paris (Fra) 1994. In 1993, two European champions reigned (ETF and FISTF), 1994 two world champions reigned (FISA and FISTF) and in 1996 a FISA Subbuteo European Championship and the FISTF World Championship was played. After 1996 there were no more double events played and FISTF strengthened its position as the global sports table football federation. The junior (U-16) World Cup was played in 1978 for the first time with three new Nations present, such as Austria, Greece and Canada.

FISA Subbuteo World Cup - Senior
Year Place Senior Champion Senior Finalist Result Senior 3rd place Senior 4th place Result
1970  England, London Peter Czarkowski  West Germany Pierre Tignani  Belgium 2–0 Dick Rietveld  Netherlands Stuart Goldman  Israel 4–1
1974  West Germany, Munich Dick Rietveld  Netherlands Michael Dent  England 2–1 a.e.t. Stefano Beverini  Italy Christian Delahaut  Belgium 5–1
1978  England, London Phillipe Outmans  Belgium Norman Gleave  England 1–0 Edoardo Belloto  Italy Michael Bordach  Germany 4–1
1982  Spain, Barcelona Renzo Frignani  Italy Horst Becker  Germany 2–1 Willy Hoffman   Switzerland James Skelly  Northern Ireland 6–0
1986  Greece, Athens Willy Hoffman   Switzerland Renzo Frignani  Italy 5–2 Bruno Goset  Belgium John McGiffen  Scotland 4–3 a.e.t.
1990  Italy, Rome Angelos Tsakiris  Greece Frédéric Hernandez  France 2–1 Willy Hoffman   Switzerland Felipe Maia  Portugal 4–2
1994  United States, Chicago Dominique De Marco  Belgium Christophe Fuseau  France 4–3 Angelos Tsakiris  Greece Carl Young  Wales 3-1
FISA Subbuteo World Cup - Junior (U-16)
Year Place Junior Champion Junior Finalist Result Junior 3rd Place Junior 4th Place Result
1970  England, London Not played Not played x-x Not played Not played x-x
1974  West Germany, Munich Not played Not played x-x Not played Not played x-x
1978  England, London Andrea Piccaluga  Italy Dirk Bärwald  Germany 2–0 Marc Clairbois  Belgium Fred Verhey  Netherlands 2–1
1982  Spain, Barcelona Joseph Bonfante  Gibraltar Bruno Debray  France 1-1 a.e.t. 6-5 Shots Pierpaola Pesce  Italy David Lambert  England 4–3
1986  Greece, Athens Mario Baglietto  Italy George Grillakis  Greece 4–3 Eric Threis  Belgium John Field  Gibraltar 5–1
1990  Italy, Rome Vasco Guimares  Portugal Joris Van Braker  Netherlands 3–2 Marco Gagliardi  Italy Bertrand Sartisse  Belgium 3–2
1994  United States, Chicago Not played Not played x-x Not played Not played x-x
FISA Subbuteo World Cup - Senior and Junior (U-16) Summary
Position Nation World Champion Finalist 3rd place 4th place
1  Italy 1978, 82, 86, 1986 1974, 78, 82, 90 - 3+1+4+0=8
2  Belgium 1978, 94, 1970 1978, 2x86, 1974, 90 2+1+3+2=8
3  Germany 1970, 1978, 82, - 1978, 1+2+0+1=4
4  Netherlands 1974, 1990 1970, 1978, 1+1+1+1=4
5  Greece 1990, 1986 1997, - 1+1+1+0=3
6   Switzerland 1986, - 1982, 90, - 1+0+2+0=3
7  Gibraltar 1982 - - 1986 1+0+0+1=2
8  Portugal 1990 - - 1990 1+0+0+1=2
9  France - 1982, 90, 94 - - 0+3+0+0=3
10  England - 1974, 78 - 1982 0+2+0+1=3
11  Israel - - - 1970 0+0+0+1=1
12  Northern Ireland - - - 1982 0+0+0+1=1
13  Scotland - - - 1986 0+0+0+1=1
14  Wales - - - 1994 0+0+0+1=1

FISA Subbuteo European Championship[edit]

The very first FISA European Subbuteo Championship in 1980 was played as a Team event, with 1 Senior and 2 Junior Player. The nation winning the most individual matches, won the team match. A draw was also possible, if each team won an individual match and the third match would be a draw itself. The result would be a 1-1; as an example. Starting with 1984, the European Championship was played with the same structure as the FISA World Cup, containing one Senior and one Junior category. In 1996 another FISA Subbuteo European Championship event was organized, although FISTF had already been established in 1992. Several nations (Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Netherlands, Cyprus, Norway) were not invited or did not participate, and the reason is unclear. After 1993, with all nations joining FISTF, the ETF (ESTF 1992-93) became defunct in October 1993. Hasbro (took over Waddington Sports Games Ltd. with Subbuteo brand name in 1995/1996), tried to carry on by itself to organize a FISA event, with a limited number of players participating. The 1996 competition was therefore the very last organized by FISA (Hasbro). All matches played were 2x15min, with extra time of 2x5min in necessary, and 5x shots in the knock out phase.

FISA Subbuteo European Championship - Team 1x Senior and 2x Junior (U-16)
Year Place Team Winner Team Finalist Result Team S/F Team S/F Result
1980  Italy, Rome Italy  Italy Belgium  Belgium 2–0  Italy 3–0  Germany  Belgium 3–0  Scotland
Senior Giuseppe Trovato Phillipe Outmanns 3-2 Giuseppe Trovato - Michael Bordach 4-1 Phillipe Outmanns - Paul Watkins 6-0
Junior (U-16) Andrea Piccaluga Marc Clairbois 2–2 Andrea Piccaluga - Olaf Gotke 8-0 Marc Clairbois - John McGiffen 3-1
Junior (U-16) Andrea Antiga Alphonse Paulis 3-2 Andrea Antiga - Wilhem Massman 8-0 Alphonse Paulis - John Robb 6-0

Germany and Scotland win the team bronze medal, because the 3rd/4th place match was not played.

FISA Subbuteo European Championship - Senior
Year Place Senior Winner Senior Finalist Result Senior 3rd Place Senior 4th Place Result
1984  France, Paris Renzo Frignani  Italy Lionel Abecassis  France 1–0 Horst Becker  Germany William Boschma  Netherlands 4-1
1988  Belgium, Bruxelles Mario Baglietto  Italy Dominique De Marco  Belgium 4–3 a.e.t.(2x5min) Christophe Fuseau  France Michael Kunkel  Germany 7-2
1992  Germany, Hamburg Paulo Sobral  Portugal Dominique De Marco  Belgium 3–2 Christophe Fuseau  France Mario Baglietto  Italy 2-1
1996  England, London Felipe Maia  Portugal Joseph Borg Bonaci  Malta 1–0 Christian Filippella  Italy Gil Delogne  Belgium No 3rd/4th match
FISA Subbuteo European Championship - Junior (U-16)
Year Place Junior Winner Junior Finalist Result Junior 3rd Place Junior 4th Place Result
1984  France, Paris Dominique De Marco  Belgium Marco Santachiara  Italy 1–1 a.e.t.(2x5min) 3-2 Shots Pedro Rodrigues  Portugal Brian Cairins  Northern Ireland 1-1 a.e.t. (2x5min) 1-0 Shots
1988  Belgium, Bruxelles Raymond De Marco  Belgium Kostas Sohoritis  Greece 1–0 Alberto Maia  Portugal Robert Lenz  Austria 5–1
1992  Germany, Hamburg Bertrand Sartisse  Belgium Hugo Carvalho  Portugal 2–1 Joseph Borg Bonaci  Malta Morten Andersen  Denmark 4-3 a.e.t.
1996  England, London Dionisis Koutis  Greece Sergio Loureiro  Portugal 2–1 Gianmaria Mancinelli  Italy Sami Targui  Belgium No 3rd/4th match
FISA Subbuteo European Championship - Senior and Junior (U-16) Summary
Position Nation European Champion Finalist 3rd place 4th place Sum
1  Belgium 1984, 92, 98, 1988, 92 1980 2x 1996 3+2+1+2=8
2  Italy 1980, 84, 88 1984 2x 1996 1992 3+1+2+1=7
3  Portugal 1992, 96 1992, 96 1984, 88 - 2+2+2+0=6
4  Greece 1996 1988 - - 1+1+0+0=2
5  France - 1984 1988, 92 - 0+1+2+0=3
6  Germany - 1980 1984, 88, - 0+1+2+0=3
7  Malta - 1996 1992 - 0+1+1+0=2
8  Scotland - - 1980 - 0+0+1+0=1
9  Netherlands - - - 1984 0+0+0+1=1
10  Northern Ireland - - - 1984 0+0+0+1=1
11  Austria - - - 1988 0+0+0+1=1
12  Denmark - - - 1992 0+0+0+1=1

FISTF European Sports Table Football Championship - Individual[edit]

FISTF started in 1993 with the European Championship and are mistakenly used in statistics as World Championships. 1993, 1995, 1997 and 1999 where European Championships, and not World Championships. The age changed from U-20 to U-19, U-16 to U-15 after 1999. The ages for the Veteran category started at 35 and was increased steadily to 40 years of age, and is now once again in process to go up to 45 years of age. The progress is from 2013 to 2018.

Year Host City Open Under 20/19 Under 16/15 Ladies Veteran Under 12
1993  Belgium, Verviers Christophe Fuseau  France Fabian Brau  Belgium Bertrand Sartisse  Belgium Véronique Garnier  France not played not played
1995  Germany, Wuppertal David Ruelle  Belgium Vasco Guimarães  Portugal Thomas Wittmann  Austria Delphine Dieudonné  Belgium not played not played
1997  Greece, Athens Vasco Guimarães  Portugal Dionisis Koutis  Greece Nikos Beis  Greece Delphine Dieudonné  Belgium Gerhard Ecker  Austria not played
1999  Netherlands, Delft Massimo Bolognino  Italy Efrem Intra  Italy Nikos Beis  Greece Cynthia Bouchez  Belgium Thierry Vivron  France not played
2019  Belgium, Frameries ... {{_}} ... {{_}} ... {{_}} ... {{_}} ... {{_}} ... {{_}}
2021 [to be announced]] ... {{_}} ... {{_}} ... {{_}} ... {{_}} ... {{_}} ... {{_}}

FISTF decision: The World Cup will be held every two years (even years), as originally played in the 1990s. The odd years will see a European Championships comeback for 2019.

Individual European Championships - Open, Veteran, U-19, U-15, U-12 and Ladies Summary
Position Nation European Champion Finalist 3rd place 4th place Sum
1  Belgium 2x1993,2x95,97,99 - - - 6
2  France 2x1993, 99 - - - 3
3  Greece 2x1997, 99 - - - 3
4  Portugal 1995, 97 - - - 2
5  Austria 1995, 97 - - - 2
6  Italy 2x1999 - - - 2

Explanation example: 2x1993 means two x Gold medal in the same year for a country in all categories.

FISTF World Sports Table Football Championship - Individual[edit]

FISTF began in 1993 with a European Championship and are mistakenly used as World Championships in several publications, such as printed Tournament leaflets. The FISTF World Cup will be held again every even year, starting with 2020, 2022 and so on. The odd years will see the Confederations Championships in Europe and Asia.

Individual World Championships
Year Host City Open Under 20/19 Under 16/15 Ladies Veteran Under 12
1994  France, Paris Dominique De Marco  Belgium Joseph Borg Bonaci  Malta Darren Scicluna  Malta Delphine Dieudonné  Belgium not played
1996  Denmark, Silkeborg Vasco Guimarães  Portugal Simone Bertelli  Italy Wolfgang Haas  Austria Delphine Dieudonné  Belgium Gerhard Ecker  Austria
1998  Belgium, Namur Gil Delogne  Belgium Simone Bertelli  Italy Wolfgang Haas  Austria Delphine Dieudonné  Belgium Thierry Vivron  France
2000  Austria, Vienna Massimo Bolognino  Italy Nicolas Wlodarczyk  France Simão Fonseca  Portugal Delphine Dieudonné  Belgium Horst Deimel  Austria
2001  Portugal, Oporto Massimo Bolognino  Italy Nicolas Wlodarczyk  France Simão Fonseca  Portugal Carla Conceiçao  Portugal Renzo Frignani  Italy
2002  England, Birmingham Gil Delogne  Belgium Sami Targui  Belgium Jessica Hardenne  Belgium Delphine Dieudonné  Belgium Stefano De Francesco  Italy
2003  Malta, Cottonera Massimiliano Nastasi  Italy Roderick Sciberras  Malta Arnaud Nullens  Belgium Kamilla Kristensen  Denmark Arturo Martinez  Spain
2004  Italy, Bologna Giancarlo Giulianini  Italy Daniele Bertelli  Italy Ricardo Barros  Portugal Delphine Dieudonné  Belgium Renzo Frignani  Italy
2005  Belgium, Tournai Massimo Bolognino  Italy Daniele Bertelli  Italy Juan Manuel Noguera  Spain Delphine Dieudonné  Belgium Renzo Frignani  Italy
2006  Germany, Dortmund Efrem Intra  Italy Stefano Buono  Italy Kristian Staal Nielsen  Denmark Kamilla Kristensen  Denmark Martijn Bom  Netherlands
2007  France, Les Herbiers Daniele Bertelli  Italy Stefano Buono  Italy Ruben Português  Portugal Françoise Guyot France Renzo Frignani  Italy Mathew Pace  Malta
2008  Austria, Vienna Eric Verhagen  Netherlands Juan Manuel Noguera  Spain Björn Kegenbein  Germany Michaela Scherbaum  Austria Martijn Bom  Netherlands Diego Tagliaferri  Italy
2009  Netherlands, Rotterdam Daniele Bertelli  Italy Björn Kegenbein  Germany Emanuele Lo Cascio  Italy Delphine Dieudonné  Belgium Martijn Bom  Netherlands Diego Tagliaferri  Italy
2010  Germany, Rain am Lech Carlos Flores  Spain José Antonio Gómez Ros  Spain Marcel Kwiatkowski  Germany Delphine Dieudonné  Belgium Juan Carlos Granados Spain Kai Hagenkötter  Germany
2011  Italy, Palermo Massimiliano Nastasi  Italy Björn Kegenbein  Germany Luigi Colangelo  Italy Giuditta Lo Cascio  Italy Vincent Prats  Spain Marco Di Vito Italy
2012  England, Manchester Carlos Flores  Spain Björn Kegenbein  Germany Matteo Ciccarelli  Italy Delphine Dieudonné  Belgium Francesco Mattiangeli  Italy Marco Di Vito Italy
2013  Spain, Madrid Alberto Mateos  Spain Luigi Di Vito  Italy Claudio Panebianco  Italy Delphine Dieudonné  Belgium Massimo Bolognino  Italy Claudio La Torre  Italy
2014  Belgium, Rochefort Juan Manuel Noguera  Spain Luigi Di Vito  Italy Matteo Ciccarelli  Italy Jessica Hardenne  Belgium Francesco Mattiangeli  Italy Francesco Vezzuto  Italy
2015  Italy, San Benedetto Carlos Flores  Spain David Gonzalez  Spain Claudio La Torre  Italy Delphine Dieudonné  Belgium Massimo Bolognino  Italy Leonardo Giudice  Italy
2016  Belgium, Mons Wolfgang Leitner  Austria Matteo Ciccarelli  Italy Leonardo Giudice  Italy Carolina Villargues  Portugal Gianfranco Calonico  Italy Giorgio Giudice  Italy
2017  France, Elancourt Rémy Huynh  Belgium Nicola Borgo  Italy Claudio La Torre  Italy Delphine Dieudonne  Belgium Filipe Maia  Portugal Francesco Borgo  Italy
2018  Gibraltar, Gibraltar Matteo Ciccarelli  Italy Marco Di Vito  Italy Leonardo Giudice  Italy Audrey Herbaut  France Charles Aquilina  Malta Giorgio Giudice  Italy
2020 to be announced ...{{_}} ...{{_}} ...{{_}} ...{{_}} ...{{_}} ...{{_}}
2022 to be announced ...{{_}} ...{{_}} ...{{_}} ...{{_}} ...{{_}} ...{{_}}
Individual World Cup - Open, Veteran, U-19, U-15, U-12 and Ladies Summary
Position Nation World Cup Finalist 3rd place 4th place Sum
1  Italy 1996,98,2000,2x01,02,03,3x04,3x05,2x06,3x07,08,3x09,4x11,3x12,4x13,4x14,3x15,4x16,3x17, 4x18 - - - 51
2  Belgium 2x1994,96,2x98,2000,4x02,03,04,05,09,10,12,13,14,15,2x17 - - - 21
3  Spain 2003,05,08,3x10,11,12,13,14,2x15 - - - 12
4  Portugal 1996,2000,2x01,04,07,16,17 - - - 8
5  Austria 2x1996,98,2000,08,16 - - - 6
6  Germany 2008,09,2x10,11,12 - - - 6
7  Malta 2x1994,03,07,2018 - - - 5
8  France 1998,2000,01,07,2018 - - - 5
9  Netherlands 2006,2x08,09 - - - 4
10  Denmark 2003,2x06, - - - 3

Explanation example: 4x2011 means four x Gold medal in the same year for a country in all categories.

FISTF World Sports Table Football Masters - Individual[edit]

The FISTF Masters had the target to bring the best players of the Season together and to promote the Sport in different countries. After the sixth edition the event was cancelled, due to the fact that the event became not really popular among the elite players.

Individual World Masters
Year Host City Open 2nd 3rd 4th
2000 Leverkusen  Germany Gil Delogne  Belgium Vasco Guimareas  Portugal {} {}
2001 Aberdeen  Scotland David Ruelle  Belgium Gil Delogne  Belgium {} {}
2002 Neaples Italy Massimiliano Nastasi  Italy Massimo Bolognino  Italy {} {}
2004 Kamen  Germany Massimo Bolognino  Italy Gil Delogne  Belgium {} {}
2006 Valletta  Malta Carlos Flores  Spain Massimiliano Nastasi  Italy {} {}
2008 Madrid  Spain Massimiliano Nastasi  Italy Simone Bertelli  Italy {} {}

The World Masters was a FISTF tournament for the best 12 players of the year or Season. It was last played in 2008 after the FISTF Calendar was full of main tournaments. It was meant to promote the sport table football/soccer in different cities.

FISTF European Sports Table Football Championship - National Team[edit]

FISTF began in 1993 with a European Championship and are mistakenly used as World Championships in several publications, such as printed Tournament leaflets. 1993 (team event was not played), 1995, 1997 and 1999 where European Team Championships, and not World Team Championships.

National Team European Championships
Year Host Country Open Under 19 Under 15 Ladies Veteran Under 12
1993  Belgium not played not played not played not played not played not played
1995  Germany  Portugal not played not played not played not played not played
1997  Greece  Portugal  Greece  Greece not played  Austria not played
1999  Netherlands  Italy  Belgium  Belgium  France  Belgium not played
2019 ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
National Team European Championships - Open, Veteran, U-19, U-15, U-12 and Ladies Summary
Position Nation European Championships Finalist 3rd place 4th place Sum
1  Belgium 3x 1999 - - - 3
2  Portugal 1995, 1996 - - - 2
3  Greece 2x 1997 - - - 2
4  Austria 1997 - - - 1
5  Italy 1999 - - - 1
6  France 1999 - - - 1

Explanation example: 2x1997 means two x Gold medal in the same year for a country in all categories.

FISTF World Sports Table Football Championship - National Team[edit]

FISTF began in 1994 with a World Championship for National Team, which was such a great success that over the years in all categories the Team event were introduced. FISTF is the only sport worldwide which has also U-12 World Champions in individual and in team events. A world tournament (non-official) was played in 1987, Paris (FRA) which was an initiative to promote team events for coming world championships. The teams where mixed with 2x Open, 1x Feminine and 1x Junior player. 7 Nations and France'B' participated in the quarter Finals. Results will follow.

National Team World Championships
Year Host Country Open Under 19 Under 15 Ladies Veteran Under 12
1994  France  Belgium
1996  Denmark  Belgium  Belgium  France  Belgium  France
1998  Belgium  Italy  Italy  Austria  France  Belgium
2000  Austria  Belgium  Portugal  Belgium  Belgium  Belgium
2001  Portugal  Italy  Portugal  Belgium not played  Belgium
2002  England  Italy  Belgium  Belgium  Belgium  Netherlands
2003  Malta  Italy  Malta  Portugal not played  Italy
2004  Italy  Italy  Italy  Portugal  Belgium  Italy
2005  Belgium  Italy  Belgium  Portugal  Belgium  France
2006  Germany  Italy  Belgium  Denmark  France  Italy
2007  France  Italy  Spain  Italy  Belgium  Italy  Italy
2008  Austria  Italy  Spain  Italy  France  Italy  Italy
2009  Netherlands  Italy  Spain  Italy  Belgium  Italy  Italy
2010  Germany  Malta  Netherlands  Italy  Belgium  Italy  Italy
2011  Italy  Italy  Italy  Italy  Italy  Italy  Italy
2012  England  Spain  Italy  Italy  Belgium  Austria  Italy
2013  Spain  Italy  Italy  Italy  Belgium  Italy  Italy
2014  Belgium  Italy  Italy  Italy  Belgium  Italy  Belgium
2015  Italy  Spain  Italy  Italy  Italy  Spain  Italy
2016  Belgium  Italy  Belgium  Italy  Italy  Belgium  Italy
2017  France  Italy  Italy  Italy  Belgium  Italy  Italy
2018  Gibraltar  Spain  Italy  Italy  France  Italy  Spain
2020 to be announced ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......

FISTF decision: The World Cup will be held every two years (even years), as originally played in the 1990s. The odd years will see a comeback of the FISTF European Championships in 2019, 2021 and so forth.

Team World Cup - Open, Veteran, U-19, U-15, U-12 and Ladies Summary
Position Nation Team World Cup Finalist 3rd place 4th place Sum
1  Italy 2x98,01,02,2x03,3x04,05,2x06,4x07,4x08,4x09,3x10,6x11,3x12,5x13,4x14,4x15,4x16,5x17,3x18 - - - 61
2  Belgium 1994,3x96,98,4x2000,2x01,3x02,04,2x05,06,07,09,10,12,13,2x14,2x16,17 - - - 28
3  Spain 2007,08,09,12,2x15,2x18 - - - 8
4  France 2x1996,98,05,06,08,2018 - - - 7
5  Portugal 2000,01,03,04,05 - - - 5
6  Malta 2003,2010 - - - 2
7  Austria 1998,2012 - - - 2
8  Netherlands 2002,2010 - - - 2
9  Denmark 2006 - - - 1

Explanation example: 4x2011 means four x Gold medal in the same year for a country in all categories.

CASTFA Asian Sports Table Football Cup[edit]

Under the authority of FISTF, the Confederation of Asian Sport Table Football Associations (CASTFA) hosts a continental championship annually with individual, club team and national team categories. CASTFA was founded in Tokyo on 11 June 2017 by NOSK (Japan), TFAS (Singapore) and ATFA (Australia), with the full support of the Federation of International Sports Table Football (FISTF). At the meeting in Tokyo, in conjunction with the 3rd Asian Cup of Table Football, it was decided the position of President of CASTFA would rotate through all member federations. Japan's Mr. Kenzo Koi taking the inaugural position for the first two-year period. The target will be to develop the sport across the Asian region, including helping form associations in other countries and to develop the Asian Cup of Table Football into an even more important event in the region. After the 2018 edition, the Asian Cup will be held every two years.

FISTF Asian Cup
Year Place Open Under 19 Under 15 Under 12 Veteran Ladies Club Team National Team
2015 Melbourne  Australia Peter Thomas  Australia not played not played Benjamin NG  Australia not played not played Northern Falcons TFC  Australia Singapore  Singapore
2016 Singapore  Singapore Rudy Hesty  Singapore Giovanni Choong  Singapore not played not played not played not played Jurong Central SC  Singapore Singapore  Singapore
2017 Tokyo  Japan Tan Kok Wee  Singapore not played not played Tan Yi De  Singapore Robert Green  Australia Eiko Yoneda  Japan S.G. Lions  Singapore Singapore  Singapore
2018 Melbourne  Australia Carl Young  Australia Oli Ollnow  Australia not played not played not played Kimi Wada  Japan Melbourne TFC  Australia Singapore  Singapore
2019 Singapore  Singapore ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
2021 City to be announced Japan ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....

FISTF America North & Central Sports Table Football Championship[edit]

Under the authority of FISTF, the North & Central America Sport Table Football Confederation hosts a continental championship annually with individual, club team and national team categories. An independent confederation of the "Americas" has not yet been founded. Argentina, Brazil, Chile, USA and Canada are the most active federations.

FISTF North & Central America Championship
Year Place Open Under 19 Under 15 Under 12 Veteran Ladies Club Team National Team
2008 Washington DC  United States Zach Walker  United States Daniel Cranston  United States not played not played Paul Eyes  United States not played Maryland STSC  United States not played
2009 Washington DC  United States Zach Walker  United States Patrick Sheridan  United States Nevin Varghese  United States not played Paul Eyes  United States Stephanie Bao  United States Maryland STSC  United States Not Played
2010 Not Played ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
2019 ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....

FISTF America South Sports Table Football Championship[edit]

Under the authority of FISTF, the South America Sport Table Football Confederation hosts a continental championship annually with individual, club team and national team categories. The FISTF South America Sports Table Football Championship began in 2010 in Argentina, where Brazil was the first guest Nation. The two main Nations (Argentina and Brazil) are doing well in STF development and in 2016 Chile joined as the third nation. Antofagasta (CHI) was the Host City 2016 and it was the premiere event outside Argentina and Brazil. The Host City for 2017 will be Santa Rosa de Calamuchita, Cordoba, Argentina. An independent confederation of the "Americas" has not yet been founded. Argentina, Brazil, Chile, USA and Canada are the most active federations.

FISTF South America Championship
Year Place Open Under 19 Under 15 Under 12 Veteran Ladies Club Team National Team
2010 Buenos Aires  Argentina Fabrico Bertolini  Argentina not played not played not played not played not played Club de R. Vasco de Gama  Brazil Argentina  Argentina
2011 Rio de Janeiro  Brazil Claudio Murcilli  Argentina not played not played not played not played not played A.S.R. 08 Rosario Argentina Brazil  Brazil
2012 Rosario Argentina Fabrico Bertolini  Argentina not played not played not played not played not played A.S.R. 08 Rosario Argentina Argentina  Argentina
2013 São Paulo  Brazil Rony Suzuki  Brazil not played not played not played not played not played Club de R. Vasco de Gama  Brazil Brazil  Brazil
2014 Rosario  Argentina Flavio Riccomagno  Italy Agustin Ortega  Argentina not played not played Flavio Riccomagno  Italy Argentina not played Club de R. Vasco de Gama  Brazil Argentina  Argentina
2015 Curitiba  Brazil Ednilson Gaffo  Brazil not played not played not played not played not played Club de R. Vasco de Gama  Brazil Brazil  Brazil
2016 Antofagasta  Chile Flavio Riccomagno  Chile not played not played not played not played not played A.S.R. 08 Rosario Argentina Brazil  Brazil
2017 Cordoba  Argentina Flavio Riccomagno  Chile not played not played not played not played not played A.S.R. 08 Rosario Argentina Argentina Argentina
2018 ...  Brazil

FISTF African Sports Table Football Championship[edit]

Under the authority of FISTF, the African Sport Table Football Confederation hosts a continental championship annually with individual, club team and national team categories.

FISTF African Championship
Year Place Open Under 19 Under 15 Under 12 Veteran Ladies Club Team National Team
2009 Johannesburg South Africa Clifford Graaf  South Africa not played not played Max Silber  South Africa not played Gillian Graaf  South Africa not played not played
2010 ......  South Africa not played not played not played not played not played not played not played not played

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ETF Europa Cup for Individual Players[edit]

  • Participating Nations where:
  • Founding nations: Belgium, Netherlands, Germany (all 1963)
  • Joined later: Great Britain BTSA (1965) and later split up, England ETSA (1969), Switzerland SSTV (1970), Malta MSTSA (1971), Austria EÖTV (1974), Scotland STSA(1974), Italy FICMS (1975), Gibraltar GTSA (1979), Wales WTSA (1979), France FFFT (1989) and sensationally Australia ATSA(1991). Which was then an indicator for the upcoming FISTF as the new world federation.

The ETF founded in 1963, defunct after the 30th Edition of the Europa Cup in 1993. It was a strong and stable association and the base for the merger of ETF Nations (associations) and FISA Nations (associations), to form and built FISTF. Some countries had two (2) table football/soccer/Subbuteo associations each affiliated to ETF or FISA. That took time to melt together. The main problems where the playing rules and equipment manufactured. FISTF made a new start to melt all players into one democratic global federation, with sport rules and material with several manufacturers offering sports equipment. The development of FISTF is ongoing and more Nations around the Globe are joining. All ETF matches played 2x20min., a.e.t.=after extra time with 2x10min, if necessary 1x10min. golden goal decision or 5x shots (in football known as penalty). Corrections: Willi Hogeweg was German, and not Dutch. Kurt Erb won the 1980 Europa Cup in Uddingston (SCO), and not his brother Peter Erb. Both mistakes corrected, which were previously mentioned. Tonio Montesin (Malta) was the finalist in the 1993 ESTF Cup final, and not John Barrons (NIL)! Important to mention is that Mike Dent is Scottish, while playing for England in 1976.

E.T.F. Europa Cup (Individual)
Year Host City Winner Finalist Result 3rd place 4th place Result
1964  Netherlands, Rotterdam Marius Schild ( Netherlands) Jean-Pierre De Joncker ( Belgium) 4–1 Louis van der Heyden ( Netherlands) Günther Czarkowski  Germany 4-0
1965  Belgium, Bruxelles Johnny De Bruining ( Netherlands) François Van Cauwelaert ( Belgium) 4–3 a.e.t.(2x10min) van Ee ( Netherlands) Roger Dresselaers  Belgium *No match 3rd/4th
1966  West Germany, Dortmund Pierre Tignani ( Belgium) Jean-Pierre De Joncker ( Belgium) 5–1 a.e.t.(2x10min) John De Groot ( Netherlands) Dirk Boon  Netherlands 4-2
1967  England, London Pierre Tignani ( Belgium) Bertus Mulder ( Netherlands) 3–1 De Groot ( Netherlands) Delahaut  Belgium 8-4
1968  Netherlands, Rotterdam Willi Hogeweg ( West Germany) René Schoukens( Belgium) 3–2 Pierre Tignani ( Belgium) Manfred Hogeweg  Germany 4-2
1969  Belgium, Jambes Bertus Mulder ( Netherlands) Jean-Marie Delahaut ( Belgium) 4–3 Schoukens ( Belgium) Dick Rietveld  Netherlands 4-3 a.e.t. 2x10min.
1970  West Germany, Altenmarkt Dick Rietveld ( Netherlands) Pierre Tignani ( Belgium) 1–0 Bertus Mulder ( Netherlands) Willi Hogeweg  Germany 4-2
1971  England, Romford Dick Rietveld ( Netherlands) Bertus Mulder ( Netherlands) 4–3 a.e.t.(2x10min) Marius Mulder ( Netherlands) Jacques Brichaud  Belgium 2-0
1972  Netherlands, Maassluis Antoon Verhaal ( Netherlands) Marius Schild ( Netherlands) 1–0 Bertus Mulder ( Netherlands) Peter Körmann  Germany 3-1
1973  Belgium, Spa Antoon Verhaal ( Netherlands) Gerard Donk ( Netherlands) 3–1 a.e.t.(2x10min) Jacques Brichaud ( Belgium) Jean-Marie Delahaut  Belgium 4-3 a.e.t.
1974   Switzerland, Basel Jacques Brichaud ( Belgium) Kurt Erb (  Switzerland) 1–0 Antoon Verhall ( Netherlands) Gerhard Donck  Netherlands 2-1
1975  West Germany, Haibach Peter Czarkowski ( West Germany) Norman Gleave ( England) 2–1 Gerhard Donck  Netherlands Kurt Erb   Switzerland 3-1
1976  Malta, La Valletta Mike Dent ( England) Norman Gleave ( England) 2–0 Bertie van Haag  Netherlands* Roland Surer   Switzerland 1-1 a.e.t. 2x 10min. Shots
1977  England, Bracknell Kurt Erb (  Switzerland) Richard Stolwijk ( Netherlands) 3–2 Mike Dent ( England) Jacques Brichaud ( Belgium) 2–1
1978  Austria, Wien Bertus Mulder ( Netherlands) Jacques Brichaud ( Belgium) 3–2 a.e.t.(2x10min) Kurt Erb (  Switzerland)* Michael Bordach ( Germany) 2–2 a.e.t. Shots 5-4
1979  Netherlands, Rijswijk Jacques Brichaud ( Belgium) Philippe Outmanns ( Belgium) 3–2 Rene Vergeer ( Netherlands) Andre Beckers ( Belgium) 2-1
1980  Scotland, Uddingston Kurt Erb (  Switzerland) Joe Enriles ( Gibraltar) 2–1 a.e.t.(2x10min) Bertus Mulder ( Netherlands) Malcolm Lees ( Scotland) 3–1
1981  Belgium, Verviers André Beckers ( Belgium) Kurt Erb (  Switzerland) 1–0 Michael Bordach ( Germany) Martijn Bom ( Netherlands) 3–2 a.e.t.
1982   Switzerland, Wallisellen Willy Hofmann (  Switzerland) Marc Clairbois ( Belgium) 1–0 Kurt Erb (  Switzerland) Phillipe Outmanns ( Belgium) 1-0
1983  West Germany, Haibach Willy Hofmann (  Switzerland) Marc Clairbois ( Belgium) 3–2 a.e.t.(2x10min) Gerhard Ecker ( Austria)* Horst Becker ( Germany) 4-4 a.e.t. Shots 1-0
1984  Belgium, Verviers Willy Hofmann (  Switzerland) Marc Clairbois ( Belgium) 2–0 Kevin Dyson ( England) Horst Becker ( Germany) 2-1 a.e.t.
1985  Wales, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan Bruno Goset( Belgium) Martijn Bom ( Netherlands) 1–0 Willy Hofmann (  Switzerland) Paul Remund (  Switzerland) 2-1
1986  Netherlands, Boskoop Didier Stévenot ( Belgium) Horst Becker ( West Germany) 1–0 a.e.t.(2x10min) Etienne Pairoux ( Belgium) Martijn Bom ( Netherlands) 3–2
1987  England, Birmingham Willy Hofmann (  Switzerland) Gerherd Ecker ( Austria) 4–1 Dominique Demarco ( Belgium) Timothy Young ( Wales) 3–1
1988  Austria, Salzburg Willy Hofmann (  Switzerland) Horst Deimel ( Austria) 4–1 Dominique Demarco ( Belgium) Axel Schneider ( West Germany) 2-1 a.e.t.
1989   Switzerland, Wallisellen Dominique De Marco ( Belgium) Martijn Bom ( Netherlands) 1–0 Christophe Fuseau ( France) Kevin Dyson ( England) 4-3 a.e.t.
1990  Scotland, South Queensferry Willy Hofmann (  Switzerland) Martijn Bom ( Netherlands) 4–1 Dominique De Marco ( Belgium) Jim Law ( Scotland) 5-1
1991  Germany, Stennweiler Dominique De Marco ( Belgium) Gil Delogne ( Belgium) 2–1 Horst Deimel ( Austria) Thierry Vivron ( France) 1-0
1992  Malta, La Valletta Christophe Fuseau ( France) David Baxter ( Scotland) 2–1 Timothy Young ( Wales) Felix Gübeli (  Switzerland) 7-4
1993  England, Fareham Horst Deimel ( Austria) Tonio Montesin ( Malta) 2–1 (a.e.t. 2x10min and 1x10min golden goal in 63min.) Kevin Dyson ( England) Erich Hinkelmann ( Austria) 3-1
ETF Europa Cup - Senior Summary of places 1 to 4
Position Nation Europa Cup Winner Finalist 3rd place 4th place Sum
1  Belgium 1966,67,74,79,81,85,86,89,91 1964,65,66,68,69,70,78,79,82,83,84,91 1965*,68,69,73,86,87,88,90 1967,71,73,77,79,82 9+12+8+6=35
2  Netherlands 1964,65,69,70,71,72,73,78 1966,71,72,73,77,85,89,90 1964,65*,66,67,70,71,72,74,75,76,79,90 1966,69,74,81,86 8+8+12+5=33
3   Switzerland 1977,80,82,83,84,87,88,90 1974,81 1978,82,85 1975,76,85,92 8+2+3+5=18
4  Germany 1968,75 1986 1981 1964,68,70,72,78,83,84,88 2+1+1+8=12
5  England 1976 1975,76 1977,84,93 1989 1+2+3+1=7
6  Austria 1993 1987,88 1983,91 1993 1+2+2+1=6
7  France 1992 - 1989 1991 1+0+1+1=3
8  Scotland - 1992 - 1980,90 0+1+0+1=2
9  Gibraltar - 1980 - - 0+1+0+0=1
10  Malta - 1993 - - 0+1+0+0=1
11  Wales - - 1993 1987 0+0+1+1=2

Note: In 1965, there was no 3rd/4th Place play-off match (game). Both players are given third place in the summary table.

ETF Nations Cup for National Teams[edit]

The season 1966/67, 1967/68 and 1968/69 also saw the ETF Nations Cup for National B-Teams and Junior Teams. The three ETF Members Belgium, Netherlands and Germany participated. England, the fourth ETF Member did not participate. In the 1960s 2 points were given for win and 1 point for a draw, that's why a high score of 8–0 was possible, which meant a 4–0 win in today's result system. Starting with the 1983 ETF Nations Cup, the one (1) point system was introduced for an individual win and for a draw non-points were given to both teams. A team consisted of four (4) Players. All ETF Matches were played 2x20min. In knock-out Stages, an 'after extra time' (a.e.t.) with 2x10min was applied if the match had a draw result. In case there was no winner, the 'golden goal' had to be scored in a 1x10min period. If no winner came up, the 5 shot system was used. The 5 shot system is practically the penalty shooting in real football/soccer. The Editions 1969/70 and 1970/71 were cancelled due to the fact that the Netherlands were not interested to participate at the ETF Nations Cup.

E.T.F. European Nations Cup (Open / A-Team)
Year Host City Winner Finalist Result 3rd Place 4th place Result
1966 – 1969 One home and one away match for each team // 1970 – 1982 no Nations Cup // 1983 – 1991 one host nation
1966/67 Dortmund, Vries, Brüssel  Netherlands  Belgium 4–4  West Germany FRG 2–6 NLD BEL 5–3 FRG
1967/68 Rotterdam, Dortmund, Brüssel  West Germany  Netherlands 3–5  Belgium BEL 5–3 NLD BEL 2–6 FRG
1968/69 Dortmund, Amsterdam, Lüttich,  Belgium  West Germany 8–0  Netherlands BEL 5–3 NLD NLD 3–5 FRG
1969/70 ..., ..., ..., Cancelled
1970/71 ..., ..., ..., Cancelled
1983  West Germany, Lohmar  Belgium  West Germany 3–1  Austria  Netherlands 2–1
1987  England, Birmingham  West Germany  Belgium 1–0  Scotland  Wales 2–1
1991  Germany, Stennweiler  Austria  Germany 3–1  Belgium  France 4–0
E.T.F. European Nations Cup (Open / B-Team)
Year Host City Winner Finalist Result 3rd Place Result Result
1966 – 1969 One home and one away match for each team // 1970 – 1991 no Nations Cup for B-Teams.
1966/67 Dortmund, Vries, Brüssel  Belgium  Netherlands 6–2  West Germany NLD 7–1 FRG BEL 8–0 FRG
1967/68 Rotterdam, Dortmund, Brüssel  Netherlands  Belgium 4–4  West Germany NLD 8–0 FRG BEL 4–4 FRG
1968/69 Dortmund, Amsterdam, Lüttich,  Belgium  Netherlands 4–4  West Germany BEL 8–0 FRG FRG 3–5 NLD
E.T.F. European Nations Cup (Junior-Team / U19)
Year Host City Winner Finalist Result 3rd Place Result Result
1966 – 1969 One home and one away match for each team // 1970 – 1991 no Nations Cup for Junior-Teams.
1966/67 Dortmund, Vries, Brüssel  Belgium  Netherlands 6–2  West Germany NLD 5–3 FRG BEL 6–2 FRG
1967/68 Rotterdam, Dortmund, Brüssel  West Germany  Netherlands 6–2  Belgium NLD 4–4 BEL BEL 0–8 FRG
1968/69 Dortmund, Amsterdam, Lüttich,  West Germany  Netherlands 7–1  Belgium NLD 7–1 BEL FRG 6–2 BEL

FISA & ETF Europa Cup for Club Teams 1985 - 1993[edit]

On the weekend of 7 & 8 September 1985 (Season 85/86), SPA (Belgium), the first Club Team Europa Cup was played (official and approved by FISA / Info football de table international (FRA)). In the honor of the fine Paul Outmanns (Belgium) who was a great player and organizer, the Coupe par equipe d’Europe was named 'Trophy Paul Outmanns'. The Europa Cup in Spa is considered as the first ever Europa Cup for Club teams. At the 1st edition in Spa (BEL), Clubs participated from Belgium (ETF), France (FISA), Germany (ETF) and the Netherlands (ETF). Italian clubs (FISA) participated at the 2nd edition. The 2nd edition in Aubervilliers (FRA) was played on the weekend 9 & 10 January 1988 (Season 87/88) with 4 countries, France (7), Belgium (5), Italy (2) and Germany (1) with a total of 15 clubs. The 3rd edition in Oldham (ENG) on 4 & 5 August 1990 (Season 89/90) with 7 countries, France, Belgium, Italy, Wales, England and Netherlands. The 7th nation (Germany, Scotland or other) is not yet confirmed from research work. The Quarter-Finals 1989/90: Cardiff TSL 2-0 SC Elbeuf, SC Goldfingers Cornesse 3-0 Charlton SC, Birmingham TSL 2-0 Leicster Cheetah SC, RSMV Rotterdam 2-1 Florence SC. The editions in 1985/86 and 1987/88 were an initiative by the clubs and players (FISA & ETF), as well as the FBFTS  Belgium and FFFT  France. The edition in 1989/90 was organized by FISA personal. The Europa Cup for ((Club Teams)) of Sport Table Football was finally born. The club Teams consisted of three players each. The club winning the most of the three matches wins. The playing time was 2x20 minutes (ETF) with three (3) players (FISA) per team. The single win per player counted 1 point, the draw 0 points for each team and the loss 0 points, and therefore it was often important, to have a good goal difference scored from the three individual matches. Clubs participated from FISA and ETF countries, and the Europa Cup for Club Teams began too emerge steadily. It was the beginning, when the flicking nations from FISA and ETF, came step by step together. Talks and meetings, ideas and projects came up to get the table football community merged. The BIG Ignition sparkled!

Europa Cup for Club Teams (ETF and FISA clubs)
Year Host City 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th place
1985/86 Spa  Belgium S.C Aubervilliers  France 2-1 J.R.S.C. Rochefort  Belgium S.C. Verviers  Belgium 3*-3 (goal diff.) R.S.M.V. Rotterdam  Netherlands
1986/87 not played not played not played not played not played
1987/88 Aubervilliers  France S.C. Goldfingers Cornesse  Belgium 1-0 S.C. Aubervilliers  France S.C. Verona  Italy 2-1 S.C. Monaco  France
1988/89 not played not played not played not played not played
1989/90 Oldham  England S.C. Goldfingers Cornesse  Belgium 3-0 S.C. Cardiff  Wales Birmingham T.S.L.  England R.S.M.V. Rotterdam  Netherlands
1990/91 not played not played not played not played not played
1991/92 not played not played not played not played not played
1992/93 not played not played not played not played not played

FISTF Europa Cup for Club Teams – 1993 - 2009[edit]

Europa Cup for Club Teams
Year Host City 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th place
1993 Milan  Italy S.C. Goldfingers Cornesse  Belgium A.S. Hennuyer  Belgium T.S.C. Stella Artois Milano  Italy Olympique Vitry  France
1994 Cornesse  Belgium T.S.C. Stella Artois Milano  Italy S.C. Goldfingers Cornesse  Belgium R.S.M.V. Rotterdam  Netherlands A.S. Hennuyer  Belgium
1995 Vienna  Austria S.C. Goldfingers Cornesse  Belgium G.D. Dias Ferreira  Portugal F.T.C. Issy-les-Moulineaux  France A.S. Hennuyer  Belgium
1996 Delft  Netherlands A.S. Hennuyer  Belgium G.D. Dias Ferreira  Portugal S.C. Charleroi  Belgium F.T.C. Issy-les-Moulineaux  France
1997 South Queensferry  Scotland G.D. Dias Ferreira  Portugal S.C. Charleroi  Belgium A.S. Hennuyer  Belgium T.S.C. Falcons Athens  Greece
1998 Dolo  Italy S.C. Charleroi  Belgium Falcons Athens  Greece T.S.C. Latina  Italy Atlas T.F.C.  Greece
1999 Issy-les-Moulineaux  France S.C. Charleroi  Belgium A.S. Hennuyer  Belgium S.C. Stembert  Belgium T.S.C. Stella Artois Milano  Italy
2000 Bologna  Italy T.F.C. Mattersburg  Austria A.C.S. Perugia  Italy S.C. Charleroi  Belgium A.S. Hennuyer  Belgium
2001 Kamen  Germany T.F.C. Mattersburg  Austria C.C.T. Eagles Napoli  Italy A.C.S. Perugia  Italy A.S. Hennuyer  Belgium
2002 Gembloux  Belgium A.C.S. Perugia  Italy F. Ili Bari Reggio Emilia Reggiana Subbuteo  Italy C.C.T. Eagles Napoli  Italy A.S. Hennuyer  Belgium
2003 Beausoleil  France [[F.Ili Bari Reggio Emilia Reggiana Subbuteo]]  Italy C.C.T. Eagles Napoli  Italy A.C.S. Perugia  Italy A.S. Hennuyer  Belgium
2004 Vienna  Austria T.F.C. Mattersburg  Austria A.C.S. Perugia  Italy S.C. Charleroi  Belgium T.S.C. Stella Artois Milano  Italy
2005 Murcia  Spain A.C.S. Perugia  Italy F.Ili Bari Reggio Emilia Reggiana Subbuteo  Italy C.C.T. Eagles Napoli  Italy T.S.C. Stella Artois Milano  Italy
2006 Almada  Portugal C.C.T. Eagles Napoli  Italy A.C.S. Perugia  Italy S.C. Charleroi  Belgium A.S. Hennuyer  Belgium
2007 Atene  Greece C.C.T. Black & Blue Pisa  Italy T.F.C. Mattersburg  Austria San Siro Worthing 5 Star  England T.S.C. Stella Artois Milano  Italy
2008 Manchester  England C.C.T. Black & Blue Pisa  Italy Real Murcia CF  Spain S.C. Bologna Tigers  Italy S.C. Stembert  Belgium
2009 Tournai  Belgium C.C.T. Eagles Napoli  Italy T.F.C. Mattersburg  Austria C.C.T. Black & Blue Pisa]  Italy F.Ili Bari Reggio Emilia Reggiana Subbuteo  Italy

FISTF Champions League for Club Teams – since 2010 –[edit]

Champions League for Club Teams
Year Host City 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th place
2010 Mattersburg  Austria ASD F.lli Bari Reggio Emilia  Italy T.F.C. Mattersburg  Austria C.C.T. Black & Blue Pisa  Italy A.C.S. Perugia  Italy
2011 Nova Gorica  Slovenia C.C.T. Black & Blue Pisa  Italy T.F.C. Mattersburg  Austria T.S.C. Stella Artois Milano  Italy A.C.S. Perugia  Italy
2012 Atene  Greece S.C. Fiamme Azzurre Roma  Italy Atlas T.F.C.  Greece S.C. Stembert  Belgium F.lli Bari Reggio Emilia  Italy
2013 Napoli  Italy ASD F.lli Bari Reggio Emilia  Italy C.C.T. Black & Blue Pisa  Italy S.C. Fiamme Azzurre Roma Italy CCT Eagles Napoli  Italy
2014 Frameries  Belgium C.C.T. Eagles Napoli  Italy 2–1 S.C. Charleroi  Belgium S.C. Valletta  Malta 2–1 ASD F.LLI Bari Reggio Emilia  Italy
2015 Frameries  Belgium ASD F.LLI Bari Reggio Emilia  Italy 3–0 S.C. Fiamme Azzurre Roma Italy C.C.T. Black & Blue Pisa  Italy 3–1 S.C. Charleroi  Belgium
2016 Rome  Italy ASD F.LLI Bari Reggio Emilia  Italy 1–1 (7-6 goals) S.C. Fiamme Azzurre Roma  Italy C.C.T. Black & Blue Pisa  Italy 2–2 (10-7 goals) T.F.C. Mattersburg  Austria
2017 Rochefort  Belgium ASD F.LLI Bari Reggio Emilia  Italy 3–1 S.C. Fiamme Azzurre Roma  Italy S.C. Bologna Tigers  Italy 2-1 T.S. Napoli Fighters  Italy
2018 Mallorca  Spain ... ... ... ...
2019 Caen  France ... ... ... ...
2020 to be announced {{_}} ... ... ... ...

FISTF Europa League for Club Teams – since 2010 –[edit]

Europa League for Club Teams
Year Host City 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th place
2010 Rome  Italy Atlas FTC  Greece CCT Roma  Italy ASD Bari  Italy SC Bologna Tigers  Italy
2011 Nova Gorica  Slovenia SC Bologna Tigers  Italy CCT Eagels Napoli  Italy SC Fiamme Azzuri  Italy Olympia CS  Greece
2012 Atene  Greece SC Bologna Tigers  Italy AS Hennuyer  Belgium T.S.C. Roligans Ilioupolis  Greece CS Virtus 4 Strade Rieti  Italy
2013 Napoli  Italy TSC Falcons Athens  Greece A.S. Hennuyer  Belgium A.S.C. Sessana 82  Italy S.C. Pobladores Griegos  Greece
2014 Frameries  Belgium T.F.C. Mattersburg  Austria 2-1ms T.F.C. Wiener Neustadt  Austria T.S.C. Roligans Ilioupolis  Greece 2–1 Dutch Legends  Netherlands
2015 Frameries  Belgium Valletta Subbuteo Club Malta 3–0 Tiburones F.M.  Spain T.F.C. Wiener Neustadt  Austria 3–1 CAP Ciudad de Murcia  Spain
2016 Rome  Italy SC Bologna Tigers  Italy 2-1 S.C. Ascoli  Italy T.F.C. Wiener Neustadt  Austria 2–0 S.C. Proteas Athens  Greece
2017 Rochefort  Belgium Olympia C.S.  Greece 2-2 (6-5 goals) Rochefort T.S.  Belgium Tiburones F.M. Spain 3–0 S.C. Lion's Eugies  Belgium
2018 St. Vincent, Aosta  Italy ... ... ... ...
2019 Lisboa  Portugal ... ... ... ...
2020 to be announced {{_}} ... ... ... ...

FISTF Europa Cup, Champions- and Europa League statistics[edit]

Overview per winning club.

Winners per club - Europa Cup, Champions- and Europa League

Rang Club Winner EC Finalist EC Winner CL Finalist CL Winner EL Finalist EL Total Winner Total Finalist
1  Italy F. Ili Bari Reggio Emilia (Reggiana Subbuteo) 1 (2003) 2 (2002, 2005) 5 (2010,2013,2015,2016,2017) 0 0 0 6 2
2  Austria TFC Mattersburg 3 (2000, 2001, 2004) 2 (2007, 2009) 0 2 (2010, 2011) 1 (2014) 0 4 4
3  Belgium SC Goldfingers Cornesse 4 (87/88, 89/90, 1993, 1995) 1 (1994) 0 0 0 0 4 1
4  Italy CCT Eagles Naples 2 (2006, 2009) 2 (2001, 2003) 1 (2014) 0 0 1 (2011) 3 3
5  Italy CCT Black & Blue Pise 2 (2007, 2008) 1 (2013) 1 (2011) 0 0 0 3 1
6  Italy SC Bologna Tigers 0 0 0 0 3 (2011, 2012, 2016) 0 3 0
7  Belgium SC Charleroi 2 (1998, 1999) 2 (1997) 0 1 (2014) 0 0 2 3
8  Italy ACS Perugia 2 (2002, 2005) 3 (2000, 2004, 2006) 0 0 0 0 2 3
9  Belgium AS Hennuyer 1 (1996) 2 (1993, 1999) 0 0 0 2 (2012, 2013) 1 4
10  Italy SC Fiamme Azzure 0 0 1 (2012) 3 (2015,2016,2017) 0 0 1 3
11  Portugal GD Dias Ferreira 1 (1997) 2 (1995, 1996) 0 0 0 0 1 2
12  Greece SC Falcons Athènes 0 1 (1998) 0 0 1 (2013) 0 1 1
13  Italy TSC Stella Artois Milan 1 (1994) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
14  Greece Atlas TFC 0 0 0 1 (2012) 1 (2010) 0 1 1
15  France SC Aubervilliers 1 (85/86) 1 (87/88) 0 0) 0 0 1 1
16  Malta Valletta Subbuteo Club 0 0 0 0) 1 (2015) 0 1 0
17  Spain Real Murcia CF 0 1 (2008) 0 0 0 0 0 1
18  Italy CCT Roma 0 0 0 0) 1 (2010) 0 1
19  Austria TFC Wr. Neustadt 0 0 0 0) 0 1 (2014) 0 1
20  Spain Tiburones FM 0 0 0 0) 0 1 (2015) 0 1
21  Italy SC Ascoli 0 0 0 0) 0 1 (2016) 0 1
22  Belgium JRSC Rochefort 0 1 (85/86) 0 0) 0 0 0 1
23  Wales SC Cardiff 0 1 (89/90) 0 0) 0 0 0 1
24  Greece Olimpia CS 0 0 0 0 1 (2017) 0 1 0
25  Belgium Rochefort TS 0 0 0 0) 0 1 (2017) 0 1

Overview per winning nation.

Winners per Nation - Europa Cup, Champions- and Europa League

Rang Nation Winner EC Finalist EC Winner CL Finalist CL Winner EL Finalist EL Total Winner Total Finalist
1  Italy 8 7 8 4 3 3 19 14
2  Belgium 7 5 0 1 0 3 7 9
3  Austria 3 2 0 2 1 1 4 5
4  Greece 0 1 0 1 3 0 3 2
5  Portugal 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 2
6  France 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
7  Malta 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
8  Spain 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
9  Wales 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

* Europa Cup 1985 - 1993 (3 Editions)

  • Belgium 2
  • France 1

* FISTF Europa Cup 1993 - 2006 (17 editions)

  • Italy 8
  • Belgium 5
  • Austria 3
  • Portugal 1

* FISTF Champions League 2010 - 2017 (8 Editions)

  • Italy 8
  • No other Nation could win the CL yet.

* FISTF Europa League 2010 - 2017 (8 Editions)

  • Italy 3
  • Greece 3
  • Austria 1
  • Malta 1

FISTF - FISA - ETF - 3 or 4 Country Tournament[edit]

The 3 or 4 country tournaments for National Teams are played irregular on invitation and the Nations play each other once or twice, too create a league table. It was common that  Austria,  Germany and   Switzerland //  Belgium,  Germany and  Netherlands played these events. The British Championship with  England,  Scotland,  Wales and  Northern Ireland were also played irregular within ETF and FISA. Possibly that  Spain,  Portugal, and  Gibraltar played such a 3 country tournament as well. It is common that Nations play international friendly games when possible and within ETF it was a main sports event with the A-Team, B-Team and Juniors. Today, International tournaments are used, to play 'internationals' between Nations. Mainly the Open and Veteran category are played. FISTF has a registration form to agree on an international match. 2017 saw in Paris  France the first 4-Country tournament with 3 Continents, America, Africa and Europe, involved. We will update this passage with more information.

3 or 4 Country Tournaments for National Teams
Year Host City 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th place
1976  Germany Haibach, Lower Franconia  Netherlands  Germany  Austria
1976  Austria Vienna  Belgium   Switzerland  Austria
1977  Germany Koblenz  England   Switzerland  Germany
1980   Switzerland Basel   Switzerland  Germany  England
1981  Germany Traunreut   Switzerland  Germany  Austria
1981  Netherlands Elst, Utrecht  Netherlands  Germany  England
1985  England Milton Keynes  Germany  England  Wales
1985  Wales Cardiff  Austria  England  Scotland  Wales
1987   Switzerland Wallisellen  Germany  Austria   Switzerland
1987  France Bercy  France  Belgium  Netherlands
1989  Austria Vienna  Germany  Austria   Switzerland
1990   Switzerland Wallisellen  Austria  Germany   Switzerland
1991  Germany Kaufering  Germany   Switzerland  Austria
2014  Hungary Budapest  Austria  Brazil  Hungary
2015  Wales Cardiff  Austria  Scotland  Wales
2015  Austria Vienna  Austria  Germany  Hungary
2017  France Paris  United States  France  Hungary  Tunisia
ETF 3 Country Tournament
Position Nation Winner Finalist 3rd place 4th place Sum
1  Austria 1985,90,2014,2x2015 - - - 5
2  Germany 1985,87,89,91 - - - 4
3  Netherlands 1976,81 - - - 2
4   Switzerland 1980,81 - - - 2
5  Belgium 1976 - - - 1
6  England 1977 - - - 1
7  France 1987 - - - 1
8  United States 2017 - - - 1

ETF British Home Championship[edit]

The 13th edition was played in 1986. The informations are mentioned in the Table Soccer Review of the ETSA. Mainly England, Scotland and Wales participated. No information was found about Eire! In 1976, England won their 5th Home Championship, so the Edition numbers need corrections. Research goes on through old copies of "The blue" magazine. England won the first seven editions. Wales humbled England in 1981. 1982-1986 England won again five editions in a row. The 14th edition has not been found yet.

The 2nd International match between Nations was played in Turnbridge Wells against Belgium, on behalf of an invitation for three players from Mr. Peter Adolph. The match was played Oct./Nov. 1960. Earlier in February 1960 a Match was played between Belgium and the Netherlands.

2nd International Match between Nations

England  England 1-2 (5-7) Belgium  Belgium
Player Nation Result Player Nation
Mahoney __  England 2-3 Roger Dresselars  Belgium
Brian Nixon  England 2-1 Pierre Tignani  Belgium
Woolcock __  England 1-3 Francois van Caulewaert  Belgium


3 or 4 Country Tournaments for National Teams
Year Host City 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th place Edition Nr.
1974  England  Scotland  Wales 1st Edition
1975  England  Scotland  Wales 2nd Edition
1976  England Warrington  England  Wales  Scotland  Northern Ireland 3rd Edition
1977  England  Scotland  Wales 4th Edition
1978  England  Scotland  Wales 5th Edition
1979  England  Scotland  Wales 6th Edition
1980  England  Scotland  Wales 7th Edition
1981  Wales South Wales  Wales  England  Scotland 8th Edition
1982  England Havercroft  England  Scotland  Wales 9th Edition
1983  Scotland Uddingston  England  Scotland  Wales 10th Edition
1984  Wales Barry  England  Scotland  Wales 11th Edition
1985  Wales Barry  England  Scotland  Wales 12th Edition
1986  England Milton Keynes  England  Scotland  Wales 13th Edition
1987 14th Edition

Sports table football - Unions, Associations & Federations[edit]

Here is an ultimate list of founded Unions, Associations & Federations. FISTF Member countries are not mentioned.

Year Nation Abbreviation Name Years Other info
1934  England NPA Newfooty Players Association was founded in England by William Lane Keeling (ENG). The year of dissolution is not exactly known. 1934-1947 ..
1950  England TSPA Table Soccer Players Association was founded in England by Peter Adolph (Subbuteo SSG), when the UES, then ETF was in preparation. 19501-till today ..
1961 Europe UES Union Europeene de Subbuteo was founded in Schiedam (NED) by Mr. Ling (NTVB), Mr. Kroonberg (FBFTS) and Mr. Feuerlein (DSTFB). Named also UES/UNEFTA. The UES was predecessor of the ETF. 1961-1963 ..
1963 Europe ETF European Table Soccer Federation was founded in 1963 by the founding Association members NTVB, FBFTS and DSTFB. It was renamed to ESTF in 1992-1993 1963-1993 ..
1979 World FISA Federation International Subbuteo Associations was founded in England (UK) by Waddingtons Sports Games Ltd. 1979-1994 1996 the last European Championship was played.
1992 World FISTF Federation of International Sports Table Football was founded in Paris, France by Laurent Garnier (FRA) since 1992-till today ..
2010 America South CSAFM Confederación SudAmericana de Fútbol de Mesa was founded in Río de Janeiro on 06.06.2010 by LAFM, Argentina and CBFM, Brazil 2010-till today ..
2011 World WASPA World Amateur Subbuteo Players Association founded from Mr. Vincent Coppenolle (Belgium) 2011-till today ..
2017 Asia CASTFA Confederation of Asian Sports Table Football Associations was founded in Tokyo on 11 June 2017 by NOSKSJ, Japan, TFAS, Singapore and ATFA, Australia 2017-till today ..
2018 Europe ESTF A new European confederation is in preparation 2018- ..

Sports table football - Historical sources and archives[edit]

Champions- and Europa League and International tournaments, such as Majors, Grand Prix, International Open, Satellite and Challenger tournaments. The folded Associations of FISA and ETF (ESTF) archives are documented in PDF files. The archive is documented for FISTF World Cup, European Championships,

  • FISTF historical archive and historical data from ETF and FISA.
  • National associations and clubs with archives.
  • Private Sport Table Football (aka Subbuteo) collectors.
  • Webpages from FISTF Member Associations, clubs and private persons.

Table football Publications, magazines and newsletters

Association Nation Publications Years Other info
EÖTV  Austria EÖTV News, EÖTV Handbook, Subbuteo Magazin, Der Tischfussballer. EÖTV Festschrift 1973-1988 since 1973 ..
DSTFB  Germany DSTFB Report since 1961 ..
FFFTS  France Movement International & Football de table magazine since 1984 ..
ESA  England The Blue, The Subbuteo Blue, Table soccer review, Subbuteo Magazine. since 1967 ..
SSTV   Switzerland Subbuteo Bulletin (SSTFB) & SSTV Info since 1969 ..
NSVB  Netherlands Infomatie bulletin, Subbuteo bulletin, IEBEE since 1958 ..
FISCT  Italy La Freccia Calcio de tavola, Subbuteo magazine since 1974 ..
.. {{..}} .. since 19.. ..

References - Sports table football - Subbuteo Publications[edit]

  • Flick to Kick: An Illustrated History of Subbuteo - Author: Daniel Tatarsky. 2004
    • ISBN 978-0752860831 Language: English
  • Growing Up with Subbuteo: My Dad Invented the World's Greatest Football Game. Author Mark Adolph. 2006
  • Subbuteo world championship 1970: The true story of a legend. Author: Flavio Firmo. 2016/2017
  • Subbuteo and nothing else. Author: Stefano Bolotta. 2015
    • ASIN: B013VXYZVM Language: English
  • Fifty Years of Flicking Football 1946-1996: 1946-1996 (First) Author: Richard Payne. 1996, 2013
    • ASIN: B00EQ8J15C Language: English
  • Teenage Flicks: Memories of the Sub-beautiful Game. Author: Paul Willetts 2008
    • 978-1903660027 Language: English

External links[edit]

The main worldwide webpages for the Sports Table Football/Soccer (aka Subbuteo) community.

  • - FISTF Federation International Sports Table football

____(includes links to member national associations/federations)

____A huge collection of historical data.