Masters Football

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Masters Football was a six-a-side indoor football competition in the United Kingdom, where players over the age of 35 were chosen by the Masters Football Selection Committee to represent a senior club for which they played. Regional heats were held, and the winners of each progressed forward to a national competition. Events were contested over the course of a single evening (usually on Saturdays or Sundays), with games played in two halves of eight minutes each. The pitch was 60 m (200 ft) by 30 m (98 ft) (the size of an international ice hockey rink), and there was no offside rule. Matches were televised live on the UK subscription channel Sky Sports.

National Masters[edit]


Year Champion Runner-up Grand Final venue Golden Boot winner(s)
2000 England Nottingham Forest Scotland Rangers National Ice Centre (Nottingham) Scotland Ally McCoist (Rangers)
2001 England Liverpool England Bradford City ?? England John Taylor (Bradford City)
2002 England Liverpool England Newcastle United Newcastle England Peter Beardsley (Newcastle United)
2003 England Manchester City Scotland Rangers Telewest Arena, Newcastle England Peter Beardsley (Newcastle United)
2004 England Chelsea England Wolverhampton Wanderers ?? England John Durnin (Liverpool)
2005 England Leicester City England Chelsea ?? England Paul Moran (Tottenham Hotspur)
2006 Scotland Rangers England Chelsea National Indoor Arena (Birmingham) England John Durnin (Liverpool)
2007 England Leicester City England Wolverhampton Wanderers M.E.N. Arena (Manchester) Scotland Owen Coyle (Motherwell)
2008 England Wolverhampton Wanderers England Manchester City LG Arena (Birmingham) England Craig Hignett (Middlesbrough)
2009 England Tranmere Rovers England Bolton Wanderers Echo Arena Liverpool (Liverpool) Italy Carbone / England Goodman / Hignett
2010 England Birmingham City England Tranmere Rovers LG Arena (Birmingham) England Graham Stuart (Everton)
2011 Scotland Rangers England Leeds United M.E.N. Arena (Manchester) England Darren Huckerby (Leeds United)

Venues used[edit]

Venue Location
Scotland Braehead Arena Renfrew
England Echo Arena Liverpool Liverpool
England LG Arena Birmingham
England M.E.N. Arena Manchester
England Metro Radio Arena Newcastle upon Tyne
England National Ice Centre Nottingham
England National Indoor Arena Birmingham
Northern Ireland Odyssey Arena Belfast
England Planet Ice Arena Milton Keynes
England Sheffield Arena Sheffield
England SkyDome Arena Coventry
Wales Wales National Ice Rink Cardiff
England Wembley Arena London


Two referees are chosen to officiate in each event, from the following list. They are all FA-endorsed except from John Underhill, who is an SFA referee.

Home Nations[edit]


Year Champion
1999 Wales Wales Masters
2000 Wales Wales Masters
2001 Republic of Ireland Northern Ireland All-Ireland Masters
2002 not held
2003 Wales Wales Masters
2004 England England Masters
2005 not held
2006 not held
2007 Republic of Ireland Northern Ireland All-Ireland Masters
2008 not held
2009 Republic of Ireland Northern Ireland All-Ireland Masters

European Masters Cup[edit]


Year Champion
2005 Scotland Rangers

International Masters Cup[edit]


Year Champion
2006 Netherlands Holland Masters

Malaysia Masters Cup[edit]


Year Champion
2008 England Liverpool
2009 England Manchester United


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