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Foul may refer to:

In sports[edit]

  • Foul (sports), an unfair or illegal sports act, including:
    • Foul (association football), in football (soccer), an unfair act by a player as deemed by the referee
    • Professional foul, in football (soccer) or rugby, a deliberate act of foul play, usually to prevent an opponent scoring
    • Foul (basketball), a breach of the rules that concerns illegal personal contact with an opponent
  • Foul ball, in baseball, a batted ball that lands in foul territory
  • Foul (fanzine), a 1970s British football fanzine


  • Foul (nautical), to entangle or entwine
  • Foul Madammas, a Middle Eastern food made from fava beans
  • Fouling, in engineering, accumulation of unwanted deposits on solid surfaces

See also[edit]