Every time you say "foosball," you're putting a foot in your mouth-a German foot! Foosball is the American corruption of fussball (pronounced the same), the German word for soccer-literally foot plus ball. While the sport has the more formal name of table soccer, to the American players who love it, it's foosball, or just foos. Unfortunately, the origins of the game are not as easy to trace as those of its name. Like many games, it is quite possible that variations of foosball developed in different countries over roughly the same time period. Since organized soccer first entered the sports scene in the 1860s, the invention of soccer's table version can be safely dated sometime afterward, probably in the late 1800s. The earliest United States patent for a foosball table was registered in 1901, but it is generally agreed that foosball, like soccer, originated in western Europe. A recent article in a Belgian magazine (Le Soir Illustre, No. 2471, November 1979, p. 26) stated that the inventor of the first foosball table was a Frenchman named Lucien Rosengart, who lived from 1880 to 1976. An employee of the Citroen automobile factory, he amassed a huge fortune through his inventive genius. He is accredited with the invention of the minicar, frontwheel drive, and the seat belt, to name a few, besides babyfoot, the original name for foosball. One of the oldest manufacturers of foosball is a Swiss company called Kicker, located in Geneva. Its table is also called Kicker and has been so popular in Switzerland, Germany, and Belgium that the word has become generic: kicker is to these European players what foosball is to Americans. In European countries as well as in the United States, foosball did not become widespread until after World War II. One popular belief is that foosball was invented to help rehabilitate war veterans. While not invented for that purpose, foosball has been used in rehabilitation with great success, especially in rebuilding handeye coordination. Today foosball also plays a role in social rehabilitation, being a part of the recreational programs offered by many state and federal correctional institutions.
the name "soccer" is not the real name it is football. Football is because you use your foot. duhhhh!
well soccer was invented in China but England later on played it and took credit for it.
Soccer dates back to the second century B.C. Chinese and Mesoamerican came up with the sport.
From USA , coz in England the said Football , Football is the right word . soccer its a invited word
It's a contraction of the phrase "association football".
juan mercado in Spain in1886
Im not very sure but all i know is that football came from England..we invented the slang word for "football" as soccer..
who first came up with the name email?
Robert Hooke came up with the name cell. =D
Harry came up with the name :)
soccer came into the united states by immigration. where ever soccer came from people from that area immigrated from there to the Americas and brought the custom of soccer with them.
Alfred Wegener came up with the name Pangaea which means "all land".
dinosauria- latin name for "fearfully-great creature" Dr. Richard Owen came up with the name.
i am really sure it came from England
The lead singer for Avenged Sevenfold (M. Shadows) came up with the name.
come up?? her mother came up with her name Andrea is her mothers name her mothers name is Andrea F Swift and her fathers name is Scott K Swift
Soccer was invented in England in the 1800s. The world's first professional soccer team, Sheffield FC, was founded on October 24, 1857Soccer oringinally came from the Netherlands. There they called it foot ball. When they had introduced this to other countries we had already had our sport "football" so we had to come up with a new name for it.So.... if you enjoy soccer thank the people in the Netherlands. soccer was invented around mostly Europeand Asia
Alondra amezquita came up with all the names of the colors
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harry styles came up with that name.
there both the same sport but the name football came firstAnswer'Soccer' or 'Association Football' is just one of a group of games known as football.
the scientist who came up with these theories are unknown