History of Futsal (Indoor Soccer)


Futsal is the official indoor soccer of the world governing body FIFA. The so-called Futebol de Salao “- the” Salon-football “or” Indoor Soccer “as he is called the British and Americans – in 1989 recognized by FIFA as a relevant sport.

On the Origin of futsal is still fighting the experts. Some claim that the salon football had appeared already in the 30s, at the YMCA, the “YMCA” in Montevideo (Uruguay). Its creator is the local gym teacher Juan Carlos Ceriani been, who died 1996th Others assert that Sao Paulo was the birthplace of the sport. In this Brazilian city young men played basketball in the fields, for they have always had trouble finding on the outskirts of free football fields. So they contented themselves to step on the basketball and hockey courts against the ball. At first they played with five, six or even seven participants in each team, but soon began to set the number to five players per team, and that was all.

The used balls contained either sawdust, horse hair or granulated Korkmasse, but they all had one problem: They bounced too much and therefore constantly jumped from the field. So we reduced the volume and increase the weight. For this reason, the salon was football the nickname “O Esporte da Bola Pesada,” the sport of the heavy ball.

been with absolute certainty but it is known that organized futsal in Brazil, provided with the current regulations, where it is officially integrated into the sports program. And in Sao Paulo in 1952 it created the first official body for the sport – the league for Salon football. Its founder was Habid Maphuz, the head of the Association of Young Men. ” Two years later, was also the first federal organization, the “Associacao de Futebol de Salao Metropolitana founded, now known as the” Associacao de Futsal do Rio de Janeiro.

The first rule book was written in 1956 by Luiz Gonzaga de Oliveira Fernandes, born in Sao Paulo, and released after being examined by the institution that has held at that time, the global control of the Football. But not only the people of Sao Paulo contributed to the spread and development of the sport. At that time, young people from Rio de Janeiro Futsal practiced in the system of local “America Futebol Clube”. Thus, the first rivalry was in the sport – Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro – and they contributed significantly to the development of the discipline within Brazil.

The expansion of the sport planted himself inexorably further than consequence were other powerful teams, such as from Rio Grande do Sul or in Ceara, the state where the “Associacao Brasileira de Futsal (CBFS) is established in 1999 already its 20th anniversary celebrated. After this initial phase controlled the International Indoor Soccer Federation “the sport until 1989, when he was taken by FIFA – including almost all of its regulations.

The current President of the FIFA Futsal committees, Ricardo Teixeira, who is also president of the Brazilian Football Federation CBF. But the Futsal is popular not only in Brazil, where all states and a corresponding Federation playoffs, but has now spread all over the world.

Immediately after its approval by the FIFA held its first futsal world championship which was won in 1989 in the Netherlands by Brazil. The orientation of the UEFA European Championship but was still somewhat in coming. Only after the implementation of an unofficial tournament in 1996 in Spain, which won the home side also, and the successful performance of the European team at the World Cup 1996 and 1999 came the first official European Championship – again in Spain – to pass. The victory went to Russia, which could prevail in a dramatic shoot-out against hosts Spain.

Ever since Futsal is impossible to imagine away from the official calendar of FIFA and UEFA. In Germany too, the rapid variation football is becoming more popular – when a German team celebrates with a large international event Premiere is currently not yet in sight.

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