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4 futsal facts from around the world you won’t believe are true

Posted by Bert Gybels on Jul 18, 2018 8:26:54 AM

5v5 soccer is a fascinating sport that’s still quite unknown to the big public. But on our indoor soccer fields and outdoors, we witness its growing popularity and the enthusiasm of the players on a daily basis. Still hesitating to join us at Sofive? Here are 4 astonishing futsal facts to get you in the mood.



1 - Messi, Kaka, Ronaldo, Pele, and many more world’s greatest players have something in common.

They started their career playing futsal, not regular soccer! It developed the abilities they count on today: quick thinking, clever tactics and fast passes.

2 - Top clubs in the world like Chelsea or even Real Madrid…

Train their younglings by playing futsal! As a matter of fact, most of them don’t play on a full size soccer field before the age of 13.

3 - Have you ever wondered how many times a futsal player touches the ball in comparison to a regular soccer player?

A whopping 210% more according to recent studies.

4 - Futsal is way more demanding technically and physically than regular soccer.

Despite the smaller field, constant opponent pressure induces a need for superior ball control, fast footwork, and passing to the millimeter.

Topics: 5v5 soccer, indoor soccer, Facts