The Freestyle Football Federation

Freestyle Football Federation and its network

All you need is a ballThe Freestyle Football Federation (F3) is committed to growing awareness of and participation in freestyle football worldwide. 

Anyone can get into freestyle football – all you need is a ball! It is the art and sport of juggling a football using all parts of the body to entertain audiences and outperform opponents in competitions.

The Federation has been established upon a backbone of community development and education. This means we recognise the power this exciting sport has to inspire healthy active lifestyles for young people all over the world. Aside from growing the sport as a full time profession for the athletes, F3 are committed to teaching key life skills, nutrition and academics through freestyle football. 

Clinics

As world governing body for the sport of freestyle football, F3 own the World Freestyle Football Championships (see F3 World Tour here) and have created a support structure that allows anyone to pick up a ball and not only enjoy the sport, but also develop their own pathway to becoming a professional. Events and activities are organised all over the world within the F3 network. 

There are 93 country members in the network, which means a registered group of people and organisations in 93 countries of the world are committed to growing freestyle football as a sport in its own right and to delivering the social opportunity throught the sport too.

Whilst there are just over 4000 freestyle football athletes in the world right now, the total number of people who participate and enjoy freestyle football is estimated at over 400 million. Freestyle Football is a completely different discipline to football (soccer), however everyone who plays mainstream football will juggle with the ball at some stage and this can be recognised as the foundations for freestyle football.

Freestyle Football has something for everyone. It is a sport that allows males and females equal rights and that absolutely anyone can enjoy from whatever environment they find themselves in. Freestyle Football Federation was founded to make sure everyone gets chance to be recognized as part of the community.

The Freestyle Football Federation is a non-profit organisation registered in the UK (Company number 7592916) on 5th April 2011.

 

the Sport

Freestyle Football and its history

Football Freestyle is the art of doing tricks with a football. However if you scratch the surface you'll soon discover that it's more than just tricks. For freestylers today it's an art form, a sport and a lifestyle. It's difficult to pin point the exact moment in time where freestyle truly began. The skill of balancing has been used for thousands of years - but where football freestyle really began to form was in the 20th century. When you think about fundamental freestyle tricks, the 'Neck Stall' and 'Around The World' stick out in everyone's mind. These were first performed over 100 years ago by circus performers such as Enrico Rastelli and Francis Brunn. If you watch videos of their performances today you can see many similarities to every modern day freestyler.

Despite the tricks, this was not 'football freestyle' - it was juggling. It wasn't until the 1980’s that freestyle became strongly associated to football. Diego Maradona, probably the best footballer in the world at that time, was the first person to perform these fundamental moves on a global stage and this pushed football freestyle into existence. Mr Woo and Kang Sung Min, two South Korean freestylers, would train with a football for up to 8 hours a day developing this new found art form. Later it was Mr Woo who carried football freestyle through the nineties virtually alone, showcasing new tricks such as sole juggling to audiences all over the world.

Even then, football freestyle was considered a novelty and only practiced by a handful of people across the globe. For football freestyle to develop it needed another push. At the beginning of the new millennium several significant events helped propel football freestyle into a new era, giving it an identity for the first time. Brazilian football icon Ronaldinho starred in Nike commercials, alongside Mr Woo, which glamorised freestyle. Soufiane Touzani, from the Netherlands introduced a new style of lower tricks and thanks to the internet and fast developing mobile industry these videos travelled like wild fire. Suddenly everybody knew what football freestyle was. This inspired millions and football freestyle as we know it began.

Now globally known as football freestyle, a sport was born. Freestylers began to realise that there were no rules and no limitations. Different styles were developed such as; lowers, uppers, sitdowns, grounds and blocking. Because of the huge influx of newcomers to the sport, there was a sudden urgency to leave your own mark on the culture, meaning that the difficulty and level quickly rose. The next step for football freestyle to continue evolving and developing was to host live competitions. Battling one on one for national, continental and world titles would give freestylers a new sense of meaning to their daily training. The first major competition of this kind was Red Bull Street Style in 2008, which was hosted in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Sean Garnier won this competition with a style and look that hadn’t been seen in the public eye before. All of this meant that football freestyle was becoming a sport in its own right.

 

In 2011 the Freestyle Football Federation (F3) was established in the UK. It was created by leading freestylers and personnel from within the scene to develop support and structure for this exciting culture and sport.officially formed. 

Super Ball; the first 'open' world championship, where anybody can compete opened up the competitive side of the sport to new possibilities. It created competitions within the event, which would cater for freestylers with ranging styles, recognising that there is not just one true way to judge a freestyler. It was and is a competition for freestylers, by freestylers. Super Ball is now an annual event hosted in the Czech Republic and has become somewhat of an annual pilgrimage for freestylers from all corners of the world to come together and celebrate the culture and progress of football freestyle.

Rules

Events / Competitions / Judges

2014 Official Rules of Freestyle Football Competitions

Produced by Freestyle Football Federation Released 7th January 2014

Member Confederations:
EF3 - European Freestyle Football Federation
NAF3 - North American Freestyle Football Federation
SAF3 - South American Freestyle Football Federation 
AF3 - Asian Freestyle Football Federation
F3A - Freestyle Football Federation Africa
OF3 - Oceania Freestyle Football Federation Inc

This document outlines the core components and official rules of freestyle football competitions that are acknowledged by the Freestyle Football Federation (F3).
This should be seen as the basic minimum requirements for any event worldwide, although they can be altered to suit the needs of non‐official events (events in which no world rankings points are available) if appropriate.
Modifications to these rules may be published throughout the year after the Rules Committee Meeting. Headlines will be posted in Modifications on the Contents page. You should always check back in this document prior to your event.

Rules Meetings: Last Friday of month in April & August

Contents
  1. F3 World Ranking Events
    1. World Ranking Points
    2. Event Weighting
  2. Rules and Regulations
    1. Qualification Stage
      1. Qualification with up to 40 players
      2. Qualification with more than 40 players
    2. Knockout stage
      1. General
      2. Footballs
      3. The use of hands
      4. Judges and judging criteria
      5. Timing
  3. Additional regulations
    1. Protesting
    2. Disrespecting opponents
    3. Stage layout

  1. 1.0. F3 World Ranking Events

    The Freestyle Football Federation herein creates the rules for all officially recognized freestyle football events. Any other freestyle football event can use them as appropriate.
    F3 has created the F3 World Ranking Events which allocates points for each event, which freestylers can earn to try and win a place on the F3 World Tour, the Professional Tour of the sport. A freestyler can only enter a maximum of three events in a calendar year which includes  1 x 1 Star Event – National Championship  1 x 2 Star Event – Continental Championship   1 x 3 Star Event–World Open Championship

    Entry Details:

    a) The season for these events runs from 1st January to 31st December each year.
    b) F3 recognized events must be open for anyone to enter in the first round.
    c) To have the right to gain points and participate in National (1-star) events, freestylers must identify themselves with their corresponding passport or ID card. Freestylers not living in their country of birth or with duel nationalities must choose whether they will represent their country of birth or another (in which they must have a valid residence permit/passport for).
    d) To have the right to gain points and participate in a continental (2-star) event, freestylers must identify themselves with their corresponding passport or ID card. Freestylers can only participate in the Continental championship that corresponds with the 1-star event that they have already chosen to represent.
    e) Freestylers cannot enter an event in a country or continent which they have not nominated for at the start of the year.
    f) Player with duel nationalities are not allowed to change their country of allegiance during the year.
    g) The Top 6 players in the World Rankings on December 31 will qualify for the following seasons F3 World Tour

    1. 1.1 World Ranking Points

    2. 1.2 Event Weighting

      F3 recognises that some countries have larger number of participants and standard of freestyler. To compensate this in 2014 an Event Weighting system will be introduced on a 3 tier system. An Event can be weighted in two ways:
      a)  Number of Participants in National 1 Star (less than 8 participants) and Continental 2 Star (less than 16 participants)
      b)  Overall Level of competition (This will be decided by a Specialised Sub Committee of the Events Committee)
      In all of these cases there is lowering the points into following amount.
       
      Event type Winner Final Semifinal Quarterfinal Top 16 Elimination Entry
      2 star 225 135 80 40 20 8 1
      1 star 110 65 40 20 8 4 1
  2. 2.0.  Rules and Regulations

    1. 2.1.  Qualification Stage

      The stage is designed to qualify the strongest participants for the final round. It is really important to do this properly to avoid unhappy athletes and ensure all runs on time.
      a) Each competition will have different numbers of participants, so F3 have identified the two following options that must be used at qualification stage:
      b) Battle Circles (more than 40 participants)
      c) For official F3 National Events (1-star) there must be minimum of 8 participants registered.
      d) For official F3 Continental Event (2-star) there must be minimum of 16 participants registered
      e) If your event looks like having less competitors than the minimum it can still be classed as an official event but points will be weighted lower.
      1. 2.1.1. Qualification with up to 20 participants

        a)  Each participant must make a 1 minute performance.
        b)  To determine the starting order of the freestylers for this round there is a general seeding of players (this could be based on F3 world rankings or results from previous championships for example). If no previous event has previously happened then names will be drawn out of a hat.
        c)  Athletes perform in order from last to first in accordance with the seeding.
        d)  There must be at least a top 8 for the 1-star events and a top 16 for 2-star events.
        e)  Judges rank participants in order from the best to the worst performance (see point 2.2.4 for judging criteria).
        f)  To give maximum opportunity in some countries for new freestylers to develop and learn, it could be managed so the top 12 from National rankings go through automatically and then for the final 4 places in the top 16 for battles, a qualification round can be made.
        g)  Final top 16 order is made (see point 2.2.6 for exact order).
        h)  In case there are exactly 16 participants, the qualification will determine only the order of athletes from 1st to 16th place.
        i)  Qualification could be modified for top 32 battles or top 8 battles in the final stage. It all depends on time management of the event and the organisers.
        j)  The same rules as knockout stage apply (see point 2.2.1).
      2. 2.1.2. Qualification with more than 20 participants (Circle battle)

        a) There are 4 groups of athletes created based on the seeding.
        b) Every athlete is in a group of four meaning they all have three opponents to compete against.
        c) All players are in a circle and battling each other.
        d) The number of circles depends on the number of athletes registered to compete.
        e) Every athlete has three rounds, which last 30 seconds each.
        f) Athletes each take their turn in the centre of the circle.
        g) After each round, the athlete should move from the centre spot quickly back to their corner to make room for the next athlete.
        h) The two best athletes from every circle goes through to the next round (could be more or less depending on the number of circles).
        i)  Those two winning athletes are announced straight after each circle battle by the head judge after a short general discussion between the judges.
        j)  The same rules as knockout stage apply (see point 2.2.1).
        k) For more information on this format along with templates contact info@freestylefootball.org
    2. 2.2. Battle Knockout Stage 

      1. 2.2.1. Battle Knockout Rules

        The violation of following will result in disqualification at the end of the battle by the Head Judge
        a)  No outside interference is allowed to help stick the ball to the body or clothing (E.g. glue, tape, sticky laces). A check should be made at the start of competition by Head Judge to see if this rule is being broken (Head Judge has the right to inspect the Freestyler immediately after the battle if he is suspicious of rule 2.2.1.b being broken) Note: A hat is not classed as a foreign object so can be integrated into battle
        b) Changing equipment (shoes, ball) is not allowed during a battle.
        c)  No other people are allowed to be brought into battle.
        d)  Use of more than 1 ball in forbidden.
      2. e) Impersonating of the opponent is allowed, but disrespecting is strictly forbidden. There is a very fine line here and collectively the judges shall decide if anyone is acting inappropriately (See point 3.2)

      3. The violation of following will result as losing the Mistakes criteria in their overall decision
        f) Hands are NOT allowed (see point 2.2.3).
        g) Participants must not leave the stage at any time during the battle.
        h) Whilst one participant is performing, the opponent must not perform any moves or infringe upon their show.
      4. 2.2.2. Footballs

        a) F3 recognise that ball of size 5 is preferable choice. Nevertheless there is tolerance of 0.5 both ways (4.5 and 5.5).
        b) No modification to a ball is allowed.
        c) If there is an official ball of the tournament, the organisers must ensure every participant has this ball at least 1 month before so they can get used to it.
      5. d) Once player enter the battle with one ball he must not use any other
    3.  
      1. 2.2.3. The use of hands
        b)  Use of the hands in battles is considered as a mistake.
        c)  A ‘hand’ is deemed to be used if the ball contacts anywhere from the tip of an athlete’s finger to just below the shoulder. It is accepted that an athlete can hold the ball prior to spinning the ball into a trick.
      2. 2.2.4 Judges and Judging Criteria

        F3 have created criteria for a globally recognized judging structure and format. This is developed with input from freestylers across the globe to ensure accuracy.
        All official national and International events in the F3 network must adhere to these criteria and it is expected that anyone else organizing freestyle football events will incorporate this system to ensure satisfaction from all participants.
        a) F3 has educated a team of official judges that can be offered to any event anywhere if required. They are experienced individuals who have worked with the sport of freestyle football extensively as athletes and officials. It is understood by F3 that any judge of any freestyle football event must be actively involved in the sport and art of freestyle. Judges don’t always have to be actual freestylers, as long as they can accurately assess the sport.
        b)  A Head Judge must be appointed at each event.
        c)  All judges must be associated with freestyle football, active in the scene for more than 4 years and approved by a member of the events committee. A member of the committee will be assigned to each event once it is registered.
        d)  If requested, Judges should all give a short explanation detailing why they made the decision they have at the time they announce the winner of a battle.
        e)  Judges decision is final and cannot be changed.
        f)  Judges cannot discuss their decision before making it. In the final, the Head Judge must only collect all votes from other judges and the outcome should not be discussed.
        g)  Every single judge has the right to use a blank vote in case they are not sure about a decision. They can use this right only once during the whole tournament. Only one exception is for the final battle where a final decision must be made immediately.
        h)  In case the same number of votes are given to both players, there can be one extra round of 30 seconds for each player. In this case nothing from the previous battle is considered and the performance in this final extra round is all that counts.

        The 6 x considerations/criteria for Battle Knockouts & Qualification are:

          Difficulty – Technically difficult tricks and combinations are appreciated
          Originality – Performing with individual style and creativity is recommended
          All Round Skills – Competence in all basic aspects: uppers, sit-downs and lowers
          Trick Execution – Looking for clean demonstration of each trick
          Mistakes – Drops or use of hands are not appreciated
          Variety – Repetition should be avoided in battles

        A judge should decide which freestyler won each of these 6 x criteria.
        If it is a draw 3-3 then the freestyler who won Difficulty will be deemed the winner as this is the most weighted criteria 
      3. 2.2.5. Timing

        b) Athletes alternate every 30 seconds (both freestylers will have 3 x 30 seconds in each battle knockout to impress the judges and outperform their opponent).
        c) Each athlete should be told to end their round by the MC/host and they are obliged to stop performing immediately to free the space for their opponent. They should each be given 5 seconds notice before the end of each round.
        d) If an athlete is mid-combination move at the end of their 30 second round, they will be allowed to complete it and then the opponent’s next 30 seconds will begin (host will announce this).
        e) If one athlete ends their round earlier, then the opponent can use this time in their round.
      4. 2.2.6. Graphical demonstration of the battle schedule 

        Graphical battle sheet

  3. 3.0.  Additional regulations

    1. 3.1.  Protesting

      The Tournament Director should be notified immediately during the event if there are any causes for complaint or breaking of the rules set out herein.
      If anyone is unclear about the rules, then any questions should be raised before the event begins. No complaints regarding a misunderstanding of the rule will be considered once the event has started.
      The judges’ decision is final and all participants should respect that. Every participant however does have the right to an explanation of the results from any battle they feature within. This explanation should be given straight after the battle and prompted by the MC/host. 
    2. 3.2. Disrespecting opponents 

      Within the format of the battles, successful performers will react to the situation, the music being played by the DJ and to the skills presented by their opponent.
      At times there may be a fine line between impersonating the opponent and their moves and offending them in the heat of a battle.
      With the nature of any freestyle football event now, content will be produced for TV, Mobile and Internet usage almost instantly if not broadcasted live anyway. Therefore with F3 promoting Freestyle Football around the world as a healthy lifestyle choice for young people and pushing the athletes as role models for others, it is essential that the sport is perceived correctly.
      If the judges feel that any participant acts with any form of major disrespect to their opponents or the judges, the MC/host of the event may (after consulting the judges) highlight this by way of a warning to the participant. If they continue, then the judges have the right to stop the battle and eliminate the athlete.
      Forms of disrespect could take the form of (but not be limited to) racism, negative references to opponent’s family members, general bullying and references to alcohol or drug abuse. 
    3. 3.3. Stage layout 

      The stage format in each event could be different. As a basic guideline F3 expect each event to allow a 20 feet diameter stage area for the participants to perform within.
      It is always recommended that the event should have consistent weather conditions, which means indoor events are always preferred by F3.
      To ensure the best performance from players it is requested that a stable stage with non-slippery surface is used.
      The exact details of the flooring and general environment must be declared to the participants prior to the event.

Database

Worldwide database of players
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Ranking

World ranking / How it works
World list - Top 400How it works
#NameNicknameCountryPts.starstarstarstarstarstar
1Pedro Oliveira DuartePedrinhoBrazil65012525500
2Tobias Brandal BusaetTobiasNorway51512590300
3Esteban Hernandez AcostaPanteraMexico42012525045
4Michal RycajMichrycPoland37545150180
5Daniel MikolajekMikolajPoland3652525090
6Pawel SkoraSkoraPoland3007545180
7Philip Warren GertssonPWGPhilippines295025045
8Carlos IaconoCharlyArgentina25002500
9Mondragon VazM3moMexico2457515020
10Ricardo Fabiano De AraújoRicardinhoBrazil225751500
11Oliver BowmanOllyNew Zealand22502250
12Ngoc Phat NguyenVietnam215125900
13Lukasz ChwiedukLukiPoland170125045
14Tom FolanTFUnited Kingdom16575090
15Karl FarajAustralia15575800
16Mohammad Hasan AkbariIran15101501
17Wassim RabiaMossFrance150125250
17Chen YaguangChenyChina150125250
18Gunther CelliGuntherItaly13509045
19Damian ThomsonNew Zealand13501350
19Daryl LowSingapore135125100
19Ariff KarimMalaysia135125100
20Javier Sanz AguilarJaviSpain12612501
20Petr KarásekKariCzech republic12612501
21Ertil KondakciouGreece12512500
21Richard Valencia MartinezDarledsPeru12512500
21Zaeem HJ Abu BakarBrunei12512500
21Zac RobertsAustralia12545800
21Chris BeavonBevsAustralia12512500
21Andrew HendersonUnited Kingdom12512500
21Ardhi AndryadiIndonesia12512500
21Khoa Dao Anh NguyenKhoaUSA12512500
22Erlend FagerliNorway12075045
22Wes DormanUSA12075450
23Anders Borg PetersenBorgDenmark11611501
24Emil KälldoffKälldoffSweden11502590
24Joao OthavyoBrazil11525900
25Brynjar FagerliBrynjarNorway114442545
26Bruno de SouzaBrazil10010900
26Doan Thanh TungTungageVietnam10075250
27Robert GuzikGuzikPoland9145451
28Jeremy ParkJereminhoUSA900900
28Szymon SkalskiSzymoPoland900090
28Alaa BalchiCanada900900
28Mustafa El KhatibLocoPalestine900900
28Gaetan CzajaGaetanFrance90452520
28Mateusz OdrzygóźdźLotarPoland90254520
29Azri MajilanSingapore8575100
29Jordan MorrisonAustralia8545400
30Lukáš MunkaSashiteCzech republic767501
30Panos KamposiorasKampoGreece767501
30Wen Xiong TeePatrickMalaysia767510
31Aaron CatoUnited Kingdom757500
31Sergio MunivePeru757500
31Arie ArdiansyahIndonesia757500
31Juan Carlos TovarJuancarSpain757500
31Syapeq PoaBrunei757500
31Clément ReubrechtClem KeymFrance757500
32Kristian Bruun NielsenBruunDenmark717001
32Jonathan Amot OlsenOlsenNorway7145251
33Lucas MenesesLukinhasBrazil7045250
33Daniel AzzamUSA7045250
33Adonias FonsecaÁsBrazil7045250
33Dawid ZiomekZiomalPoland7025450
34Dylan StipackAustralia6525400
34Guillermo Aquino LaraMemo AquinoMexico6545020
35Jovanny GonzálesGioMexico5610451
36Jotta MouraBrazil5510450
36Iago VitoriniBrazil5510450
36Igo MatosBrazil5510450
37Lars Munck PetersenMunckDenmark5140101
38Amirul HakimMalaysia5025250
38Wellington Alves MagalhaesNyoBrazil5025250
38Rafael FenzinBrazil5025250
39David GrublDavexoxCzech republic464501
40Cheng Pheng SawC.P.Malaysia464510
40Jamie BrunoMagnetCanada460451
40Vlad TaraskinUnited Kingdom464501
40Xing Long WangSingapore464510
40Conor ReynoldsIreland464501
40Azizul HakimMalaysia464510
40Syahir RathiSingapore464510
41Rizal PamungkasIndonesia454500
41Yo KatusyamaJapan450450
41Miguel RamosKnarioSpain454500
41Jose FerrerasDakersSpain454500
41Sebastian OrtizBoykaColombia450450
41Yuuki YoshinagaSitzJapan450450
41Vašek KloudaVasekCzech republic454500
41Peejan SabryBrunei454500
41El Hadji DraméTrafalgarFrance454500
41Duc Anh Hua VinhVietnam454500
41Nguyen Huu Hoang VinhVietnam454500
41Alexey ZhurakovskiyZhuraUkraine450045
41Alif PradiptaIndonesia454500
41Fahad al BraikiUAE454500
41Zaid El EssawePalestine450450
41Omar RenteríaOmarcitoMexico454500
41Alexander MendozaAlexUSA450450
41Bartolmiej RakKalaputaPoland4502520
41Carlos Leon MendozaPeru454500
41Jose AvalosCanada450045
41Erikos KondakciuGreece454500
41Kambar MutafinKazachstan450450
41Nikos DimitroulopoulosNikosGreece454500
41Izzan IzlinBrunei454500
42Simon Atli LarsenSimonDenmark414001
43Andrew FarmosaAustralia400400
43Daniel BoyleAustralia400400
44Thiago SaltoriBrazil3610251
45Ilyes MedellelIlyesFrance3510250
45Kevin SiqueiraBrazil3510250
45Peter AzzamUSA3510250
45Afif HafidzyPiziMalaysia3525100
45Airi AzniMalaysia3525100
45Newton AnibalTomBrazil3510250
46Lorenz Marius KlevensLMKNorway272511
47Archis PatilArchie CrispyIndia260251
47Conor McCarthyUnited Kingdom262501
47Adrian KrogsaeterNorway262501
47Marvin RodríguezMarvinMexico262501
47Valerie SuSingapore262510
47Joakim EvensenNorway262501
47Ahmad Khuzairi SuriUjaiMalaysia262510
47Craig GoreyUnited Kingdom262501
47Dawid KoczurDakoPoland262501
47Kerron FordTrinidad & Tobago260251
48Martin jr GonzalesPeru252500
48Angel RodriguezSpain252500
48Wilfried dos SantosWiwiFrance252500
48Jorge DuroSpain252500
48Hai Lam NguyenVietnam252500
48Sebastian JohansenSebbNorway252500
48Purnomo PurnomoIndonesia252500
48Noah GarrabrantUSA252500
48Javier PeredaPeredinhaSpain252500
48Kyle McGeachyAustralia252500
48Hiroyuki KanekoHiro-KJapan250250
48Hamza BounouaderUSA250250
48Jordan ChangSingapore252500
48Miguel BaylonBaylonMexico252500
48Giannis HarizopopulosHarizoGreece252500
48Stefanos GikasGreece252500
48Qawi NoorBrunei252500
48Daniel DennehyDennehyIreland250250
48Luis Carlos VenancioPeru252500
48Willian Eka JayWillyIndonesia252500
48Cole MorganUSA252500
48Matthieu PierronFrance252500
48Jamie MacDonaldUnited Kingdom252500
48Arif MustaqimBrunei252500
48Sari AlghabriRozariyoKSA250250
48Van Dang TranVietnam252500
48Danial HaziqSingapore252500
48Nikos VardoulakisNVGreece252500
48Indra SukmayaIndrasIndonesia252500
48Cory BlackUSA252500
48Jose Luis BarrioSpain252500
48Pablo VillaltaForzaCanada250250
48Jorge RiveraQoqiMexico252500
48Faiz HaadiBrunei252500
48Andreas CetkovicFrance252500
48Kostas TsakmakidisKostasGreece252500
48Nani Alonso ArteagaPeru252500
48Tani Vincente ArteagaPeru252500
48Nick DalzielAustralia252500
48James Stewart LambertAustralia252500
48Hongyi HuangTKChina250250
48Kayden AbelJayCanada250250
48Hieu NguyenVietnam252500
48Isaac NathanSingapore252500
48Abul KhairiBrunei252500
48John Patrick AquavivaJPAUnited Kingdom252500
48Haikal RamadhanIndonesia252500
48Bashir HooperUSA252500
48Gautier FayolleFrance252500
48Umar DalatiUSA250250
48Vuong Anh VuVietnam252500
48Mikio TeshibaMikeMexico252500
49Piotr BujakBujakPoland2110101
49Morten Lund JacobsenLundDenmark212001
49Logan RagouraminMowgliFrance2110101
50Jai Wei HoSingapore2010100
50Nikola MilosevićDjotaSerbia200020
50Patricks AssmusenPatteDenmark202000
50Yousef RiescoYorokEgypt200020
50Muhammad Zaid IsaClockworkMalaysia2010100
50Adrian DuszakDuszakPoland2010100
50Chris LindeLindeDenmark202000
50Arsenii KlementevARSRussia200020
50Ivan MeleshkoImelUkraine200020
50Viktor OlofsonVLOSweden200020
50Denis FomichevRussia200020
50Kamil DrzewuckiEdekPoland2010100
50Alexander WessbergSanderFinland200020
50Kotaro TokudaTokuraJapan200020
50Max PavlovRussia200020
50Emil Ravnborg NissenNissenDenmark202000
50Evgenii ArkipovEVGRussia200020
50Jia Wei HoSingapore2010100
50Anton PavlinovPavlinoffRussia200020
50Hazim AhmadZeemMalaysia2010100
50Amin BenmoumouAminDenmark2010100
51Adam KřížekAdamCzech republic161501
52Edson FerreiraEdyBrazil155100
52Victor IshidaBrazil155100
52Breno PereiraBrazil155100
52Jonathas BonelaBrazil155100
52Richard HájekRichardCzech republic151500
52Antonio GomesTonyBrazil155100
52Ícaro SouzaBrazil155100
52Anderson JorgeBrazil155100
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52Charles EmanuelBrazil155100
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53Dawid BiegunZeganPoland111001
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53David MennieUnited Kingdom111001
53Dara CoyneIreland111001
53Andrew MundayUnited Kingdom111001
53Khairullah KhairilanuarSingapore111010
53Roberto VelazquezCeroMexico111001
53Mohd Eqbal Ab RahimEqbalMalaysia111010
53Josh McGillAustralia111010
53Marc Lubexbill TomMalaysia111010
53Daniel KowalDanielsonPoland111001
53Brandon OrtegaBrandon JayMexico111001
53Amin Nasrin Mohd AsriKelantanBoyMalaysia111010
53Stephen GrayUnited Kingdom111001
53Josh SandersUnited Kingdom111001
54Tony MikoSpain101000
54Giuseppe CardaropoliOmagItaly100100
54Hosam Al ShehriQuaresmaKSA100100
54Isma FaiqBrunei101000
54Fadhel IqbalIndonesia101000
54Bruno LothNonoFrance101000
54Macc FlyUSA101000
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54Anthony DillardUSA101000
54Enrico MaffiolettiEnryItaly100100
54Michael HindleUnited Kingdom101000
54Abdul AzizBrunei101000
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54Thang Nguyen ChienVietnam101000
54Duy Tuan NguyenVietnam100100
54Irvin GarciaUSA101000
54Jonas Klausen MolleringJonasDenmark101000
54Jeppe VismannJeppeDenmark101000
54Dario PiantadosiBambiItaly100100
54Ali AlsubaieAGKSA100100
54Izrat IzlinBrunei101000
54Diffa PangestuIndonesia101000
54Adrián NietoNitofsSpain101000
54Mustafa AlsabekRogerSyria100100
54Toan Nguyen DucVietnam101000
54Nguyen Ha LongVietnam101000
54Juan A. ChávezKapiMexico101000
54Caitlyn SchrepferUSA101000
54Soufiane El MarnissiBencokBelgium100100
54Defa RosyadaIndonesia101000
54Mohammed TakhamtMohamedFrance101000
54John MarkwardtUSA101000
54Sindre TorfossNorway101000
54Antonio ColellaAntoItaly100100
54Federico MassignaniFEDItaly100100
54Joel PeňaParaguay100100
54Konrad GrzesikKNDPoland101000
54Mikael YunusBrunei101000
54Kevin EideKefixNorway101000
54Husni SugianiIndonesia101000
54Vu Quang HuyVietnam101000
54Manuel MoraMoraMexico101000
54Lukasz KoziarskiPoland101000
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54Hisham Saad AbdullahAbualhiishKSA100100
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54Yuichi KatoRamenmanJapan100100
54Hoang Anh LeVietnam101000
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54Syaiful AnwarUchamIndonesia101000
54Zouhair GucciSpain101000
54Dat Nguyen VanVietnam101000
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54Aditya PratamaIndonesia101000
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54Pol AzagraSpain101000
54Carlos PerezOdínSpain101000
54Jairo GonzálesMexico101000
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55Petr ZapletalZaplikCzech republic6501
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55Wallace OliveiraBrazil6150
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56Jerry AnggoroIndonesia5500
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56Rizki SetiawanIndonesia5500
56Rafli AwalIndonesia5500
56Bagus PratamaIndonesia5500
56Filip ZíbarCzech republic5500
56Amsal GenarethIndonesia5500
56Thomas MangaraIndonesia5500
56Novan MasriandiIndonesia5500
56Vítěszlav BatovičCzech republic5500
57Daniel PereiraBrazil2110
57Leonilson SilvaDidaBrazil2110
57Gabriel dos ReisBrazil2110
57Matheus BarbieriBrazil2110
57Lucas SantiagoBrazil2110
57Yan LucasBrazil2110
57Gabriel SchadeBibiBrazil2110
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57Daniel LojorBrazil2110
57Rafael FasholaBrazil2110
57Joao FernandesBrazil2110
57Sandro RenatoBrazil2110
57Thiago SimoesBrazil2110
57Ricky BurgosBrazil2110
57Renan AlencarBrazil2110
58Katerina KaraliGreece1100
58Martin SchopfAustria1001
58Soufiane MsalekMorocco1001
58Calle AhldénCalleSweden1001
58Johan AnderssonLjugarnSweden1001
58Roland KarásziRoccoHungary1001
58Perhan WilingerFalFrance1001
58Jimi Henrik KyytsönenJimiFinland1001
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58Marcel GurkGermany1001
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58Kyle RinquestLoogiSouth Africa1001
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58Nidal El RhaliItaly1001
58Matt TailbyUnited Kingdom1001
58Cristian LopezSpain1100
58Joe HartUnited Kingdom1100
58Jinhong HangChina1010
58Richard SandersonRiichSweden1001
58Vorgan TristanAustralia1010
58Sondre AksnesNorway1001
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58Adam SzabadosHungary1001
58Mohamed AzzahhafiMo JamalGermany1001
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58Mark KlimekSlovakia1001
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58Edward MurimiKenya1001
58Daniel Kristian KjellmanKjelkkuFinland1001
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58Amine AmanzouFrance1001
58Yassine SaidaniMorocco1001
58Ismail DjedidiMorocco1001
58Séan CaioIreland1100
58Vladislav KostuchenkoKVPBelarus1001
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58Jordan VilelaPeru1100
58Valentin PolyakovRussia1001
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58Tamás MeszárosTomsoHungary1001
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58Jon KonikCanada1010
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58Maarten van LuitNetherlands1001
58Gleb KarpovBengauRussia1001

This page is dedicated to providing you with the official freestyle events being organized around the world.

In 2012, F3 introduced a rankings system, that means by participating in certain events a freestyler can accumulate points, which will count towards their overall world ranking position. Not every single event is included in this. The system is focused on a very basic model to ensure long term sustainability for the sport can be achieved and that those winning championships are rewarded accordingly. Therefore for the purposes of the world rankings, only 3 types of events are considered:

  • One official national championships in any one country per year
  • One official continental championships in any one continent per year
  • World Open events where anyone can enter (currently only Superball in Czech republic is in this category)

For anyone organizing an event, make sure you email info@freestylefootball.org to register it on the world freestyle calendar. F3 is keen to support and promote all events in the sport/art of freestyle football, so even if your event cannot be classified to qualify for world ranking point, we could still help.

We encourage everyone to take part in as many events as possible (even non-F3 accredited events) to gain experience. Online competitions are not rewarded with points. The rankings system is in place to determine every year who ultimately the most successful freestyler around the world is. F3 believes a true winner is somebody who has the ability to perform both the art and sport of freestyle football on a consistently world class level.

2014 World Freestyle Football Rankings
All players with their points gained from F3 registered events are listed on page in section "Ranking" based on success in regional and International events in all continents. Every December 31st the list will be updated to then determine who will qualify for the F3 World Tour 2015. The top 6 in these rankings will be joining the tour. If any athletes within the top 6 are from within the top 8 of the F3 World Tour 2014 then the next place in this listings will join the tour.

Participation in Events
Freestylers may only take part in one official national and continental freestyle event. If someone has dual nationalities, they must choose the country which they will participate in by presenting the relevant passport to the event organisers.

  • Choose the nation you will represent for the forthcoming year by presenting your passport to the official member association of that country (be aware that you will then ONLY represent that country in all F3 accredited events during the entire year).
  • You will NOT be able to participate in national championships from any other country to gain more points.
  • If you acquire the passport of another nation and want to change countries, then you can send all evidence by December of each year to info@freestylefootball.org and the Events Committee will then look at your case and decide.

A continental event is open for anyone who represents a country in that continent to enter (or in some instances at least the qualifiers for it at open for anyone). Freestylers must nominate the ONE continental championships that they will take part in for that year and may only participate in that one.

A world open event is open for anyone to enter!

There are many more events all over the world that we would encourage anyone to participate in to build experience and consistency in performance. F3 committee will consider results of these event in choosing 2 wildcards for F3 World Tour to join top 16 players for every year. As the sport grows further F3 will look for ways to build more events into the points system.


Official Freestyle Listings

See section "Database" on this website to view a comprehensive list in alphabetical order of all male and female freestylers in the world listed by country. It is not complete, but is a way of giving recognition to every freestyle footballer out there. Please contact us on info@freestylefootball.org if:

  • You are a freestyler and your name is not on the list (F3 will connect you to your local association where you can register your name and profile for free).
  • If your details are incorrect or mis-spelt
  • If you would like to remove yourself from this list at any time

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World Tour

General info

The F3 World Tour is a series of World Championship events visiting major cities around the world. The participants are the top 16 freestyle football athletes in world today, as determined by the World Rankings published by the Freestyle Football Federation at the end of each year. They are all competing throughout various challenges in each City to ultimately win the title of F3 World Tour Champion.

Freestyle Football can be uniquely identified as a SpArt. It is a mixture of an ‘Art’, which involves performing choreographed routines to music with a football and a ‘Sport’ as athletes then compete head to head over 3-minute knockout battles with judges scoring them on Originality, Execution and Technical difficulty.

Tour History

The F3 World Tour was created as a one off event in 2011 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The events was won by the UK's Andrew Henderson.

Kuala Lumpur 1st event

In 2013 the Tour was staged in 2 venues, London UK & Dubai, UAE. The year was dominated by Poland Michryc who won both events and the Overall World Tour Crown.

Hosting an F3 World Tour Event
If your city would like to host a F3 World Tour Event then applications are now currently open to host a 2015 Event.

If you are interested in receiving a Host City Pack then please get in contact with us here

How to Qualify For the F3 World Tour

Freestylers anywhere in the world can earn points by competing in events that are recognised by F3 as either 1, 2 or 3-star competitions. These points are accumulated throughout each calendar year and go towards their position in the F3 World Rankings. 1-Star events are national championships. 2-star events are continental opens and there is one 3-star event each year, which is Super Ball. There are many more competitions each year outside of the world ranking qualifiers, in which Freestylers can also be recognised for a chance to win one of the Wild Card spaces in the F3 World Tour.

The participants of the F3 World Tour are identified in the following way:

Note: In event of a Freestyler qualifying twice (ie through Top 8 on 2013 Tour & Top 6 in World Rankings) then the spot is offered to following player in ranking.

Event Format & Rules

Beijing finalThere are 2 stages to every F3 World Tour event, which are designed to test both their performance and then their battling skills on stage. Over the course of the tour, athletes have to prepare new choreography for each routine and also be ready for anything their opponents may bring in the battles.

Routines are 2 minutes in length for every athlete. They are allowed to use props, multiple balls or even other people if they wish in order to create an entertaining routine. 
The starting order for the ‘routines’ is decided by current position of players in ranking.
Each Freestyler will be ranked from 1 to 16 based on style, creativity, control and demonstration of all aspects of freestyle football. Their ranking will then determine who they battle against in the next stage. 

Battles are 3 minutes long with each freestyler having 3 x 30 second rounds to outperform each other and impress the judges. At this stage, technical difficulty of the tricks and how each freestyler responds to their opponent are also critical factors for the judges to consider.

Freestylers have to abide by the F3 Battle Rules which can be seen here

F3 World Tour Standings are determined by awarding points at each event for a finishing position.

Judges are established freestylers who are held in high regard by the community and are knowledgeable on the rapidly progressing tricks within the sport.

There are 3 judges in each event who will decide instantly the result of each battle without consulting each other. Judges will also explain to the crowd the main reason for their decisions.

Check out the profile of our F3 World Tour Judges here and if you want to hire a Freestyle Football Judge for an event then contact us here

World Tour

Top 16 - Player profiles
Daniel Mikolajek
Mikolaj

Michal Rycaj
Michryc

Tobias Brandal Busaet
Tobias

Andrew Henderson
Andrew

Gautier Fayolle
Gautier

Szymon Skalski
Szymo

Carlos Iacono
Charly

Lukasz Chwieduk
Luki

Sebastian Ortiz Hernandez
Boyka

Pedro Oliveira Duarte
Pedrinho

Philip Warren Gertsson
PWG

Esteban Hernandez Acosta
Esteban

Paweł Skóra
Skora

Ricardo Fabiano Araujo
Ricardinho

Doan Thanh Tung
Tungage

Guillermo Mondragon Vaz
M3mo



Ranking

Ranking / Top 16
#NameNicknameCountryPts. stage 1Pts. stage 2Pts. stage 3Total pts.
1Daniel MikolajekMikolajPoland0000
2Michal RycajMichrycPoland0000
3Tobias Brandal BusaetTobiasNorway0000
4Andrew HendersonAndrewUnited Kingdom0000
5Gautier FayolleGautierFrance0000
6Szymon SkalskiSzymoPoland0000
7Carlos IaconoCharlyArgentina0000
8Lukasz ChwiedukLukiPoland0000
9Sebastian Ortiz HernandezBoykaColombia0000
10Pedro Oliveira DuartePedrinhoBrazil0000
11Philip Warren GertssonPWGPhilippines0000
12Esteban Hernandez AcostaEstebanMexico0000
13Paweł SkóraSkoraPoland0000
14Ricardo Fabiano AraujoRicardinhoBrazil0000
15Doan Thanh TungTungageVietnam0000
16Guillermo Mondragon VazM3moMexico0000
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European Freestyle Football Championship 2014
2 star event where players from all around the Europe are battling for European champion title.

European Freestyle Football Championship 2014

2 star event where players from all around the Europe are battling for European champion title.
Super Ball 2014
World open Freestyle Football Championships 2014 held in Liberec, Czech republic.

Super Ball 2014

World open Freestyle Football Championships 2014 held in Liberec, Czech republic.
F3 World Tour 2014 - Beijing
1st stop of F3 World Tour showing top 16 players took place in capital of China, Asia.

F3 World Tour 2014 - Beijing

1st stop of F3 World Tour showing top 16 players took place in capital of China, Asia.
F3 World Tour 2014 - London
top 16 football freestylers showed in capital of United Kingdom what real ball control looks like.

F3 World Tour 2014 - London

top 16 football freestylers showed in capital of United Kingdom what real ball control looks like.
Asian Freestyle Football Championship 2014
Football Freestylers take over the London
F3 World Tour 2014 - London
Super Ball 2014 - highlight
F3 World Tour 2014 - Beijing
European Freestyle Football Championship 2014 - highlight
F3WT 2014 - beijing highlight
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