World Football

World Football on Eirball includes Football varieties played in East Asia, Aboriginal Australia, Africa and Old Europe.

This is the Eirball – World / Irish North American and World Sports Archive landing page for Calcio Storico Fiorentino, one of the earliest forms of organised football in the world, and which bears a striking resemblance in play to Gaelic Football, as well as a shared Atlantic heritage in a pre-Roman/pre-English, pre-Catholic Rennaisance or Revival. To view results of Calcio Fiorentino just click on the links in red/blue (purple) below the introduction.

This is the GAA World (Eirball) Landing page for the All-Time Results of Calcio Fiorentino.

Header Picture Credit: [1] MONACO – CIRCA 1963: A stamp printed by MONACO shows an illustration of the Calcio Fiorentino field and starting positions from a 1688 book by Pietro di Lorenzo Bini, Florence, circa 1963 By Sergey Goryachev / http://www.shutterstock.com

Calcio Storico Fiorentino

Calcio Storico Fiorentino is a Renaissance Football game first played in Florence (Fiorentina), Tuscany in the 1400s by workers on breaks from work in the city. It was the first organised football in the world, rather than the Medieval mob football which preceeded it and where there were no rules or restrictions on numbers playing. It could be seen as part of the wider Renaissance whereby Tuscany’s ancient pre-Roman, pre-Catholic past was brought back.

[References: [4] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) CALCIO STORICO FIORENTINO [Internet] Available from: http://calciostoricofiorentino.it/?q=calcio-storico-fiorentino [Accessed 4 August 2020] and [5] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Sito Ufficiale (2020) Studies & Documentation [Internet] Available from: http://www.calciostoricofiorentino.it/?q=studi_e_documentazione [Accessed 4 August 2020]

FLORENCE – JUN 24: Fighting players during Calcio Fiorentino match on June, 24,2012. Calcio fiorentino (calcio storico or calcio in costume) is an historic florentine game, origins of modern football

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*The Tuscan language (Etruscan) is one which predates the Latin arrival in the Italian peninsula, and even though the letters and sounds are known there is no knowledge of the word meanings as no document translating Etruscan to Latin or Greek has ever been found. It does, however, sound similar to Basque, and therefore could be incuded in the Celtic sports section as part of the “Atlantic” or “Black Atlantic” family along with the Celtic languages, Basque and Berber (Tamashek) – half the words in the Gaelic language are of an Indo-European origin (Greek, Latin, Germanic, Slavic etc)and half of a North African Afro-Asiatic origin (Berber, Tuareg, Maltese, Hebrew, Arab etc).

Calcio Fiorentino (Tuscany)

Calcio Fiorentino

A Medieval Football game, first organised in Renaissance Florence, Tuscany, Italy, that was first played by workers between breaks in work, and then organised matches beginning in 1530.

The earliest orgainsed Football matches anywhere in the world, as far as Eirball has discovered, although earlier reports in Ancient Europe, Greece, Rome, Italy and China mention similar games, though of what nature is hard to discern – they may just have been children’s catching games. [See articles on Medieval Football at: Medieval Celtic Sports for more information and references on this]

Calcio Storico Fiorentino

Calcio Storico Fiorentino Finals 1952-Present

Calcio Storico Fiorentino (Seasons): 

Calcio Storico Fiorentino (Seasons):

Champions: Azzurri

Champions: None (Cancelled due to Covid)

2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 

2010 2009 2008

Calcio Storico Fiorentino August Festival (Seasons):

2012

[References: see Encyclopedia Brittanica sections on Indo-European, Celtic, and Afro-Asiatic languages: Encyclopedia Britannica | Britannica ]

Lelo Burti (Georgia)

Georgian Lelo Federation Logo

[1] Lelo Burti (2016) Logo_ [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20160923010826im_/http://lelo.comyr.com/images/Logo_.jpg [Accessed 24 August 2020]

Lelo Burti (Georgia)

Lelo Burti (Georgia)

Lelo Burti

Lelo Burti is the traditional Georgian form of Rugby.

Georgia: Lelo Burti

SLF Samegrelo Region Championship (seasons): 

2016

Kemari (Japan)

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Kemari

Kemari is an ancient Keepie-Uppie Version of Football from Japan.

Kemari (Japan)

Kemari (Japanese Football)

Kemari (Japanese Football Code) 794-Present

Cuju (China)

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Cuju is an ancient Keepie-Uppie Version of Football from China.

Cuju (China)

Cuju (Chinese Football)

Cuju (Chinese Football Code) 770 BC – Present

Chandimu (Tanzania)

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Chandimu is an African Street Football sport.

Chandimu (Tanzania)

Tanzania: Chandimu

Chandimu (Tanzanian Football)

Marn Grook (Australian Aboriginal)

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Marn Grook is an Australian Aboriginal Football game.

Marn Grook (Australian Aboriginal)

Australian Aboriginal: Marn Grook

Marn Grook (Australian Aboriginal Football)