|Highest governing body||World Amputee Football Federation|
|Type||Team sport, ball sport|
|Equipment||Football (or soccer ball)|
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.
In 2023, Marcin Oleksy from Warta Poznań, Poland became the first amputee footballer to win the FIFA Puskás Award for "most beautiful goal of the year" at The Best FIFA Football Awards 2022 ceremony.
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
Main article: European Amputee Football Championship
|1999||1st Open European Championships||Kyiv||Brazil||Russia||Uzbekistan|
|2006||Volgograd Open Championships||Volgograd||Sep 24 – 30||Russia||England||Uzbekistan|
|2007||1st All-Africa Amputee Soccer Tournament||Freetown||February||Ghana||Liberia||Sierra Leone|
|2008||European Amputee Football Championship||Istanbul||Oct 2–10||Russia||Turkey||England|
|2017||6th Amp Futbol Cup||Warsaw||Jun 24–25||England||Poland||Japan|
The official FIFA sanctioned rules are: