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Foosball is a delight for everyone who loves the game of soccer. It\'s got a refined history which you can find out on our site. Football Tables is, you\'ve guessed it, dedicated to all things about Table Football. From the Garlando B90, through to the Mightymast Fun Table Football Table we\'ll be doing a full critique about everything foosball related.

Table Football from the beginning

There are many theories as to the origin of Table football.

The English believe it was first invented in October 1922 by Harold Searles Thornton, after watching a Tottenham Hotspur F.C match. He wanted to create a game that replicated football that could be played at home. He laid the matches across the box, and the basis of the game was formed. Harolds uncle, Louis P. Thornton, who lived in Portland, Oregon, visited him and took the inspiration of the game back to the USA where it was patented in 1927.

From a European perspective, the invention of table football is not as clear cut. Foosball as it is more commonly known on the continent, seems to have simultaneously been invented in France and Germany in the years 1880-1890. by either Lucien Rosengart or Portuguese Brazilian Alejandro Finisterre in 1937.

Injured during fascist bombings of Madrid in the Spanish civil war, Finisterre was inspired by the children who were injured and unable to play football. foosball, was born from the concept of table tennis. Although the invention was patented in 1937, Finisterre had to escape to France from the fascist coup d\'état, and he lost the patent papers in a storm.

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