|Highest governing body||World Amputee Football Federation|
Amputee football is a 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.
The game was created by Don Bennett, who was inspired from his accidental kick of basketballs on a crutch in 1982. In 1985, it became international with the help of soccer coach Bill Barry.
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. 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."
Main article: Amputee Football World Cup
Former name : Amputee Football World Championships (from first to 2003)
|Number||Year||Host City||Teams||Gold||Silver||Bronze||4th Place|
|1||1984||Seattle, United States|
|2||1988||Seattle, United States||El Salvador||USA||ENG|
|3||1989||Seattle, United States|
|6||2000||Seattle, United States||BRA||RUS||UKR|
|7||2001||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||BRA||RUS||ENG|
|10||2005||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||6||BRA||RUS||ENG||UKR|
|15||2018||San Juan de los Lagos, Mexico||ANG||TUR||BRA||MEX|
|1999||1st Open European Championships||UKR Kiev||BRA||RUS||UZB|
|2006||Volgograd Open Championships||RUS Volgograd||Sep 24 – 30||RUS||ENG||UZB|
|2007||1st All-Africa Amputee Soccer Tournament||SLE Freetown||Feb||GHA||LBR||SLE|
|2008||European Amputee Football Championship||TUR Istanbul||Oct 2–10||RUS||TUR||ENG|
|2017||6th Amp Futbol Cup||POL Warsaw||Jun 24–25||ENG||POL||JPN|
|2017||European Amputee Football Championship||TUR Istanbul||Oct 1–10||TUR||ENG||POL|
|2021||European Amputee Football Championship||POL Krakow||Sep 13-19||TUR||ESP||POL|
The official FIFA sanctioned rules are: