Foosball in Belgium

Belgium, and more specific the region of Flanders has a rich foosball tradition. At the end of the 1970’s , the first official local foosball leagues were founded. At this moment, there is no active national federation. A huge mistake because it would be a huge step forward to support our talented players and motivate them towards the international level.

You must know that we Belgians do have a high international standing. One of the legends of the foosball history is a Belgian named Frédéric Collignon.

Our secret to be able to compete at the international level is a rich history of wooden players on our national foosball tables. Belgium is also he last country in the world to hold on to these wooden foosball players. A huge advantage, but also a disadvantage because of our inexperience on other foosball tables.

On this website, we aim to inform you as much as possible about everything concerning this very social game named foosball. We also aim to cooperate with all players and local federations to build a solid base towards the future. Bringing foosball back to the players is an important goal. Providing workshops in local school programs and other youth organisations, is a keypoint.

If you like to learn the game, or you are searching for a team or tournaments? You will surely find your first steps here on this website. Don’t hesitate  to contact our team with any questions and suggestions. 

Game Locations

Scan our Google Maps card if you are searching for a foosball game location in your neighbourhood. You can search for recreative locations or locations with professional leagues.

      Short game rules

      Aim of the game

      The first team who scores 11 goals has won the game. The ball must remain in the goal after a shot, to be counted as an goalpoint.

      Start the game

      Every new ball needs to placed on the middle player of the 5 bar. Both players need to aknowledge that they are ready to start the game before the game starts

      Kick off

      A kick off (after a goal, or after the ball was out of play) is only admitted after the player touches the ball with two different players of the same handlebar. Keep in mind that both players first need to aknowledge to be ready to (re)start the game.

      Handles do's en don'ts

      It is not allowed to spin the handlebars (maximium 270°). Bouncing against the table wall is not allowed. If this influences the original trajectory of the ball or the normal flow of the game, it will be considered as a foul play. The opponent will receive the ball to continue his game. During the game, all hands need to be on all handles.

      Inaccessibel ball

      If the ball is out of reach, it will be moved to the nearest table corner.

      Ball out of play

      If the ball jumps out of the foosball table, it will be re-entered on the cornerside of the team who started the last kick off.

      time-out request

      A time-out request is only allowed in ball possession. Every team has 1 time-out each half (One half = 10 played balls)

      Changing sides

      After 10 goals, both teams switch sides. This way, both teams have the opportunity to start the game. Changing positions with your teammate is only allowed after a counterpoint.

      Fair play

      Players are not allowed to influence the opponent by making noises, shouting, unnecessary movements above the foosball table, aggressive behaviour, unnecessary bouncing of the handlebars against the side of the table, and so on... Each game ends with a handshake amongst the players.

      Winner?

      Tradition asks that the loser pays for the drinks.

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