Freestyle Football

Freestyle Football Federation

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
Ranking from previous years: 2014
#NameNicknameCountryPts.starstarstarstarstarstar
1Michal RycajMichrycPoland50000500
2Tobias Brandal BusaetTobiasNorway42012525045
3Erlend FagerliNorway4007525300
4Philip Warren GertssonPWGPhilippines3300150180
5Esteban Hernandez AcostaPanteraMexico3051259090
6Jovanny GonzálesGioMexico300452505
7Kosuke TakahashiJapan295452500
8Daniel MikolajekMikolajPoland255759090
9Carlos IaconoCharlyArgentina25002500
10Pedro Oliveira DuartePedrinhoBrazil240015090
11Oliver BowmanOllyNew Zealand22502250
12Marvin RodríguezMarvinMexico2204515025
13Ardhi AndryadiIndonesia215125900
14Jhonny PeňaColombia215125900
15Ricardo Fabiano De AraújoRicardinhoBrazil18000180
16Jordan MorrisonAustralia180451350
17Maarten van LuitNetherlands170015020
18Anders Borg PetersenBorgDenmark1701252520
19Khoa Dao Anh NguyenKhoaUSA170125450
20Diego UrzuaChile170125450
21Lucas MoralesChile16575900
22Dylan StipackAustralia15675810
23Kerron FordTrinidad & Tobago155125255
24Petr KarásekKariCzech republic140125105
25Jonathan Amot OlsenOlsenNorway135454545
26Brynjar FagerliBrynjarNorway135454545
27Yousef RiescoYorokEgypt135125010
28Daniel DennehyDennehyIreland12575455
29Chris BeavonBevsAustralia12512500
30Jose GeorginoBolivia12512500
31Puneet DhundeleIndia12512500
32Andrew HendersonUnited Kingdom12512500
33Joel AsareGhana12512500
34Máté HajagosHungary12512500
35Igor SamodedUkraine12512500
36Luis ReyesPeru12512500
37Takeshi KuboJapan12512500
38Anatoliy YanchevRussia12512500
39Mohammad Hasan AkbariIran12512500
40Ngoc Phat NguyenVietnam12512500
41Jaromir PoprawaJRKPoland12512500
42Mondragon VazM3moMexico12075045
43Karl FarajAustralia10625810
44Sven FielitzLuxembourg950905
45Jamie BrunoMagnetCanada950905
46Gunther CelliGuntherItaly900090
47Emil KälldoffKälldoffSweden9004545
48Szymon SkalskiSzymoPoland9045045
49Tom FolanTFUnited Kingdom9045045
50Yuuki YoshinagaSitzJapan900900
51Doan Thanh TungTungageVietnam9045450
52Zac RobertsAustralia8545400
53Adam SzabadosHungary807505
54Marc TaylorTrinidad & Tobago777511
55Lukáš MunkaSashiteCzech republic767501
56Jeremy ParkJereminhoUSA767501
57Jamie KnightJamieUnited Kingdom7545255
58Ahmadreza FalsafiIran757500
59Richard Valencia MartinezDarledsPeru757500
60Shogo KanataJapan757500
61Osman RoaColombia757500
62Miha PlishenkoRussia757500
63Ardiansyah ArieIndonesia757500
64Ngoc Nam DoanVietnam757500
65Adham MamdouhEgypt757500
66Ivan MeleshkoImelUkraine757500
67Jose Alberto Menacho CaballeroBolivia757500
68Roderick ShilshiIndia757500
69Maxwell OtengGhana757500
70Dawid ZiomekZiomalPoland7025045
71Alexey ZhurakovskiyZhuraUkraine7045025
72William Eka JayaIndonesia5545100
73Alexander MendozaAlexUSA500455
74Umar DalatiUSA500455
75Fahad al BraikiUAE504505
76Tamás MeszárosTomsoHungary464501
77Pamungkas RizalIndonesia464510
78Viktor OlofsonVLOSweden4502520
79Marcus HolmbergSweden4502520
80Jairo GonzálesMexico4525020
81Wes DormanUSA454500
82Ehsan MusaviIran454500
83Anatoly YarmistyUkraine454500
84Omar AdelEgypt454500
85Wilmer Hanca CalderonBolivia454500
86Alrick CareyJamaica454500
87Zoltán LiptákLippiHungary454500
88Pradeep RameshIndia454500
89Yoshihito YamamotoJapan454500
90Oscar VillalbaColombia454500
91Camilo MoralesChile454500
92Lukáš ŠkodaLucasoCzech republic454500
93Micheal OpareGhana454500
94Aaril AnglinJamaica454500
95Mohammad ShahmoradiAlbania454500
96Angello OrtizColombia454500
97Raul PaezChile454500
98Alex TurlakovRussia454500
99Vašek KloudaVasekCzech republic454500
100Duy Tuan NguyenVietnam454500
101Adrian DuszakDuszakPoland454500
102Seif HassanEgypt454500
103Tani VicentePeru454500
104Roddy Ronald CallisayaBolivia454500
105Mohan KunwarIndia454500
106Sebastian CarrascoPeru454500
107Conor ReynoldsIreland4010255
108Josh McGillAustralia400400
109Kyle McGeachyAustralia400400
110Lorenz Marius KlevensLMKNorway3625101
111Soufiane El MarnissiBencokBelgium3502510
112Robert GuzikGuzikPoland3510250
113Kotaro TokudaTokuraJapan300030
114Peter AzzamUSA300255
115Daniel KowalDanielsonPoland302505
116Daniel AzzamUSA260251
117Bálint TarcsiValentinoHungary262501
118Philip ClarkeIreland262501
119Tamás KollmannKTHungary262501
120Nurseid DosmagambetNursKazachstan250250
121Hamza BounouaderUSA250250
122Simon O'HaganAustralia252500
123Mateusz OdrzygóźdźLotarPoland252500
124Omar RenteríaOmarcitoMexico252500
125Brendan PrestonAustralia252500
126Rome WagnerAustralia252500
127Zsolt SzendiHungary252500
128David MennieUnited Kingdom252500
129Juan A. ChávezKapiMexico252500
130Ilya GusakGusUkraine252500
131Mohannad HosanEgypt252500
132Piotr BujakBujakPoland252500
133Davide PisaniItaly200020
134Swann RittosaSwannItaly200020
135Bartolmiej RakKalaputaPoland200020
136Lukasz ChwiedukLukiPoland200020
137Arsenii KlementevARSRussia200020
138Vladislav KostuchenkoKVPBelarus200020
139Mikio TeshibaMikeMexico2010010
140Tom BuddingBudzUnited Kingdom111001
141Márk MolnárMonrepHungary111001
142Gavin MckinneyUnited Kingdom111001
143Andrew MundayUnited Kingdom111001
144Mateusz SiejaAmstiPoland111001
145Christian KerschdorferKerscheAustria100010
146Antonio ColellaAntoItaly100010
147Luca ChiarvesioItaly100010
148Dawid BiegunZeganPoland100010
149Mátyás KvártaKvartamHungary100010
150Dario PiantadosiBambiItaly100010
151Adrian KrogsaeterNorway100010
152Arie ArdiansyahIndonesia100100
153Jia Wei HoSingapore100100
154Pongsatorn SungpliansangOhmThailand100100
155Archis PatilArchie CrispyIndia100100
156Purnomo PurnomoIndonesia100100
157Gleb KarpovBengauRussia101000
158Alexander VoyevodaUkraine101000
159Vlad TaraskinUnited Kingdom101000
160Cyprian MikitaCyproPoland101000
161Kevin EideKefixNorway101000
162Bogdan ZavorotnyiAbdogdoUkraine101000
163Joakim EvensenNorway101000
164Ervin NagyHungary101000
165Ferenc LábasHungary101000
166Josh SandersUnited Kingdom101000
167Török BenceBeniHungary101000
168Steven RíosMexico101000
169Miguel BaylonBaylonMexico101000
170Tommy SagmoenNorway101000
171John FarnworthJFUnited Kingdom101000
172Roberto VelazquezCeroMexico6501
173Edwin MuňozMexico6501
174Alexander WessbergSanderFinland5005
175Hani AzzougFrance5005
176Pablo VillaltaForzaCanada5005
177Rowdy HeinenNetherlands5005
178Stefan FlorescuRomania5005
179Nayib de la RosaMexico5005
180Guido van MoorselaarNetherlands5005
181Ariff KarimMalaysia5005
182Kristian Bruun NielsenBruunDenmark5005
183Roland KarásziRoccoHungary5005
184Soufiane MsalekMorocco5005
185Simon Atli LarsenSimonDenmark5005
186Conor McCarthyUnited Kingdom5005
187Amine AmanzouFrance5005
188Pietro TesoroItaly5005
189Loco Naif SahabiSaudi Arabia5005
190Javier Sanz AguilarJaviSpain5005
191Matthieu PierronFrance5005
192Jorge RiveraQoqiMexico5500
193Brandon OrtegaBrandon JayMexico5500
194Stephen GrayUnited Kingdom2101
195Viktor MoješčíkCzech republic1001
196Pekko PiirtoPeGeFinland1001
197Pino PetrosinoPinoBelgium1001
198Ertil KondakciouGreece1001
199Klarens DhimaItaly1001
200Cory BlackUSA1001
201Maurizio CorredorMauriItaly1001
202Hampus JelfHampusSweden1001
203Nino GojdaNinoSlovakia1001
204Robert BejdaRobikPoland1001
205Egor TelushkoEgorkoBelarus1001
206Filip NilssonSweden1001
207Ashley Floorise MkhizeFlooriseSouth Africa1001
208Jaime ArbetetaJimmySpain1001
209Antti Juhani LähtevänojaLaehtisFinland1001
210Javier PerezJavierPSpain1001
211Harald MoserHarryAustria1001
212Kirill BylinskyBattlestormBelarus1001
213Logan RagouraminMowgliFrance1001
214Clément ReubrechtClem KeymFrance1001
215Artem ZalaletdinovGlenRussia1001
216Calle AhldénCalleSweden1001
217Jonatan LorentzsonJonteSweden1001
218Nidal El RhaliItaly1001
219Tommaso Daigoro De BernardiDaigorItaly1001
220Oskar HolménSweden1001
221Kevin van den BergKefsNetherlands1001
222Anton NikolaenokNikolaBelarus1001
223Giuseppe CardaropoliOmagItaly1001
224Andrei AkritovAndrewUkraine1001
225Mariano OlinoItaly1001
226Corvin BerntGermany1001
227Toine RomboutsTonicNetherlands1001
228Jorgen WeggeNorway1001
229Angelo FlorioItaly1001
230Damian ThomsonNew Zealand1001
231Ivan BianchiItaly1001
232Daniel Kristian KjellmanKjelkkuFinland1001
233Riku Oskari KosonenKozzuFinland1001
234Luca GalliItaly1001
235Denys BezuglyiUkraine1001
236Juan Carlos TovarJuancarSpain1001
237Zakaria ElouradiMorocco1001
238Mohd Eqbal Ab RahimEqbalMalaysia1010
239Vincent GradyUSA1010
240Husni SugianiIndonesia1010
241Rafli AwalIndonesia1010
242Ahmad Khuzairi SuriUjaiMalaysia1010
243Amin Nasrin Mohd AsriKelantanBoyMalaysia1010
244Daniel BoyleAustralia1010
245Irvin GarciaUSA1010
246Valentin PolyakovRussia1100
247Caelan TierneyIreland1100
248Roman ShershenRemychUkraine1100
249Josh McGillAustralia1100
250James Stewart LambertAustralia1100
251Denis FomichevRussia1100
252Matt AirdAustralia1100
253Ferenc NeukumFireHungary1100
254Adam El-MegresiUnited Kingdom1100
255Alexey ChistyakovUkraine1100
256Chris DraperUnited Kingdom1100
257Flávio FerreiraPortugal1100
258Vlad ZadoroznyiUkraine1100
259Oskar StevensAustralia1100
260Susan SoharAustralia1100
261Jamie HewittUnited Kingdom1100
262Oscar DohertyAustralia1100
263Rikki SinghAustralia1100
264Patrik KanikPattoSlovakia1100
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 postition. 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 those winnin championships are rewarded accordingly. Therefore for the purposes of the world rankings, only 3 types of events are considered:

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 competiotions 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.

World Freestyle Football Rankings

All athletes with points gained from F3 registered events are listed on the 'Ranking' page. The points are awarded based on success in regional and International events across all continents. Every December 31st the list will be updated to then determine who will qualify for the F3 World Tour in the following year. The top 6 in this ranking will be joining the tour. If any of the athletes within the top 6 of the rankings are also placed within the top 8 of the F3 World Tour then the following place in the rankings will join the tour.
 
Participation in Events
 
Freestylers may only compete in one official national and continental event each year in order to build up their world ranking points. If someone has dual nationalities, they must:
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 are open for anyone). 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. The F3 committee will consider results of these events when choosing the 2 wildcards for the F3 World Tour each 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 football freestyler out there. Please contact us on info@freestylefootball.org if:
 

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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.
Andrew HendersonAndrewUnited Kingdom000---
Carlos IaconoCharlyArgentina000---
Daniel MikolajekMikolajPoland000---
Doan Thanh TungTungageVietnam000---
Esteban Hernandez AcostaEstebanMexico000---
Gautier FayolleGautierFrance000---
Guillermo Mondragon VazM3moMexico000---
Lukasz ChwiedukLukiPoland000---
Michal RycajMichrycPoland000---
Paweł SkóraSkoraPoland000---
Pedro Oliveira DuartePedrinhoBrazil000---
Philip Warren GertssonPWGPhilippines000---
Ricardo Fabiano AraujoRicardinhoBrazil000---
Sebastian Ortiz HernandezBoykaColombia000---
Szymon SkalskiSzymoPoland000---
Tobias Brandal BusaetTobiasNorway000---
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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.
Super ball 2015
World open Freestyle Football championships for year 2015 happened again in czech city of Liberec at the end of summer.

Super ball 2015

World open Freestyle Football championships for year 2015 happened again in czech city of Liberec at the end of summer.
European Championship 2015
The best players from whole Europe came together to Amsterdam, The Netherlands, to fight for title of European champion.

European Championship 2015

The best players from whole Europe came together to Amsterdam, The Netherlands, to fight for title of European champion.
European Freestyle Football Championship 2015
Super ball 2015
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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