Amputee football

Amputee football
Highest governing body World Amputee Football Federation
Contact Contact
Team members 7
Mixed gender Single
Type Outdoor (mainly)

Amputee football is an disabled sport played with seven players on each team (six outfield players and one goalkeeper). Outfield players have lower extremity amputations, and goalkeepers have an upper extremity amputation. Outfield players use loftstrand (forearm) crutches, and play without their prosthesis.

Amputee football associations around the world

There are several amputee football associations around the world. A couple examples of this are the England Amputee Association and The Irish Amputee Football Association.[1] Each organization promotes the advancement of the sport and that it gains more recognition. The England Amputee Football Association states their main goal on their website as: "The England Amputee Football Association's aim is to provide all amputees, people with congenital limb deficiencies and persons with restricted use of limbs, with the opportunity to play football locally, nationally and internationally."[2]


The official FIFA sanctioned rules are:[3]

See also


  1. "Home". Irish Amputee Football Association. 2015-12-07. Retrieved 2016-02-18.
  2. "Home". Retrieved 2016-02-18.
  3. "Amputee football – The Rules of the Game". 2016-02-04. Retrieved 2016-02-18.

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