serious players

By: pelly*made

Jan 29 2013

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robotic figures of table football found in Kalloni village of Tinos

history wiki: although patents for similar games may exist from as far back as the 1890’s, the game of Table Football as we know it today was first invented by Harold Searles Thornton in 1921 and patented in 1923.

The concept was conceived after Harold had been to a Tottenham football match. He wanted to provide a game that replicated football that could be played at home. The inspiration came from a box of matches: by laying the matches across the box he had formed the basis of his game

His uncle Louis P. Thornton, visited Harold and took the inspiration back to the USA where it was patented in 1927

In 2002, the International Table Soccer Federation (ITSF) was established in France with the mission of promoting the sport of Table Soccer as an organizing sports body, regulating international competitions, and establishing the game with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and General Association of International Sport Federation (GAISF)


One comment on “serious players”

  1. There was so long time for playing table football.. I miss now :(

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