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
- Association football, also known as football, soccer, footy and footie.
- Indoor varieties of Association football (often created to provide year-round play):
- Paralympic association football – modified association football for disabled competitors.
- Beach soccer – football played on sand, also known as sand soccer
- Crab football
- Rush goalie is a variation of football in which the role of the goalkeeper is more flexible than normal.
- Keepie uppie is the art of juggling with a football using feet, knees, chest, shoulders, and head.
- Footbag is a small bean bag or sand bag used as a ball in a number of keepie uppie variations such as hacky sack.
- Freestyle Football a modern take on Keepie uppie where freestylers are graded for their entertainment value and expression of skill.
- Swamp football
- Street football - encompasses a number of informal varieties of football.
- Three-sided football
- Walking football
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
- Rugby football - game which split into rugby union and rugby league
- Rugby league
- Rugby league sevens
- Rugby league nines
- Touch Rugby a.k.a. Touch Football – a form of rugby without tackles.
- Wheelchair rugby league
- Rugby union
- Beach Rugby – Rugby played on sand.
- Wheelchair Rugby
- Rugby league
- American football – called "football" in the United States, and "gridiron" or "gridiron football" in Australia
- Canadian football – called simply "football" in Canada.
- Canadian flag football – non-tackle Canadian football.
Other surviving English public school games
Irish and Australian varieties of football
- 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
- Traditional Shrove Tuesday matches in the United Kingdom -- annual town- or village-wide football games with their own rules:
- Alnwick in Northumberland
- Ashbourne in Derbyshire (known as Royal Shrovetide Football)
- Atherstone in Warwickshire
- Corfe Castle in Dorset The Shrove Tuesday Football Ceremony of the Purbeck Marblers
- Haxey in North Lincolnshire (the Haxey Hood, actually played on Epiphany)
- Hurling the Silver Ball takes place at St Columb Major in Cornwall
- Sedgefield in County Durham
- In Scotland the Ba game is still popular around Christmas and Hogmanay at:
- Outside the UK other medieval games include:
More recent inventions and derivations
Tabletop games and other recreations
- Based on FA rules
- Based on rugby
- Based on American Football