List of types of football

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This is a list of various types of football, most variations found as gridiron, rugby, association football.

Games descended from The FA rules[edit]

Some games, such as footballtennis, are not related to association football but use a football to produce a variant of another game.

The hockey game bandy has rules partly based on the association football rules and is sometimes nicknamed as 'winter football'.

Games descended from Rugby School rules[edit]

Other surviving English public school games[edit]

Irish and Australian varieties of football[edit]

  • Gaelic football (called 'football' by this sporting community)
  • Australian rules football (called 'football' in the south and west of Australia and also in Victoria)
  • International Rules – a compromise code used for games between Gaelic and Australian Rules players.
  • Auskick – a version of Australian Rules designed for young children
  • Austus – a compromise between Australian Rules and American football, invented in Melbourne during World War II.

Surviving Medieval ball games[edit]

More recent inventions and derivations[edit]

Tabletop games and other recreations[edit]

See also[edit]