European Championship Shatters
All-Time Attendance Records:
41,188 - Standing Room Only

2017 - October, Istanbul, Turkey - This game is catching on.

Amputee Soccer has traditionally been played in club and university-sized stadiums. But the Gold Medal match between Turkey and England in the recent European Championships vaporized all previous attendance marks.

The final match drew so much attention that it had to be moved to the Vodafone Park Stadium in Istanbul. Attendance - standing room only at more than 41,188 fans.

Turkey - 2 England - 1 for the Gold. Poland-Bronze. Spain 4th.

Tournament sponsors were reportedly very happy with the turn-out...


Pope Francis Welcomes
the Italian Amputee Soccer Team

June 7, 2014 Vatican City - Amputee Soccer got a new world-wide recognition today as Pope Francis personally greeted members of the Italian Amputee Soccer Team.

The team demonstrated the sport for the Pope as part of an event which turned St. Peter's Square into a spots arena for a number of sports including ballet and karate.

The event focused on Italian youth and the place of sports in the church. The Pope's remarks focused on how sports, including amputee soccer, can bring about good in the lives of young people.

Team USA Takes Bronze in Costa Rica

June 2016 - Team USA returned home from the First Costa Rican Cup for Amputees wearing Bronze Medals after defeating Costa Rica's National Team, 6-0 in its final match.

In that match rookie Goalkeeper Avelso Honore, Boston, MA, notched the shutout while Nico Calabria, of Cambridge, MA, scored a hat trick. Noah Grove, of Frederick, MD scored twice and Foday Dumbuya, Houston, TX, once.

Team USA beat the Costa Rican Team Heredia in its first match 3-0. Calabria 2 goals, Grove 1; but lost 0-2 to Mexico's Los Tigres de Monterrey, the eventual Gold Medal winners, in the semi-finals.

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The Bronze was even more meaningful since Team USA was competing against teams who had played together, sometimes on a weekly basis, for years. Team USA, which includes players literally from all corners of the country, had not played or practiced together as a team since the World Cup in 2014.

Live Streamed

Full reports are not in yet, but we do know that matches were seen via broadcast quality Internet live-stream in Mexico, El Salvador, Costa Rica, throughout the United States, in Brazil, Ireland and Poland.

Team USA's Facebook page alone gathered more than 59,000 responses.

Brazil - Twice Amputee Soccer World Champions

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History - Thumbnail

NJ Small   ALL SEASONS The Greatest One-Legged Game in the World !!   ALL SEASONS More Nations Playing Amputee Football

2014   June Adolfo Castro Named New El Salvador Leader
  June Japanese National Championships Scheduled
England - Ireland   June England - Ireland Plan Double Friendly   June US National Team Prospects "Looking Good"
Poland - Ukraine   May Poland - Ukraine Friendly Set for June 21   May USA's Calabria in World Cup TV commercial   May Lamberg & Madrano to Coach US National Team   April Ghana's Viwotor Named
WAFF Media Relations Deputy   April President Sirleaf Clears Liberian 'Lone Star' Team for Russian Tournament   March Inje Hondebrink Wins with Amp Football Photo   March San Antonio Tryouts Set   January Dr. Eric Lamberg Named to US Board of Directors

2013   December Mexico Launches World Cup Awareness Campaign   December Mexico Reveals World Cup Logo an Mascot   December Kenyan Leaders Held Hostage in Nairobi Hotel   December Liberia Wins Third African Cup Title   November Hofmann-Westover Trade Places in US Leadership   October Lions over Grenadiers in Haiti's 4th Annual Amputee Football Tournament   September England Wins 2nd Amp Futbol Cup in Warsaw   September Brazil Wins 2nd Copa America 2-0 Over Northern Mexico   August England Wins First Paddy Power Cup   June US Soccer Federation Makes
American Amp Soccer a Full Member   June New Teams Forming on Long Island, New York   March AmpSoccer at the Oscars   February AmpSoccer Wins "Loopy For Life" Award

2012   October Uzbekistan 1-0 Over Russia for World Cup Gold   October WAFF World Congress Names New Officers   September Calabria Goal Goes Viral   September USSF Grants Amp Soccer Provisional Membership   12 August Team USA Completes Whirlwind Tour
IMS Soccer   21 July Catching Up With the US National Amputee Soccer Team   6 July Team USA Launches Whirlwind Tour   15 April USA 2 - Mexico 1 in the Battle of the Border   30 March Team USA V. Team Mexico Battle of the Border Set
WMBF TV News, Myrtle Beach, NC   January Grand Strand Netminder keeps goals at the forefront

2011 October US National Amp Soccer Team & Haitian Team Zaryen Join to Support US Vets

2010 24 Oct. Uzbekistan Repeats! Wins 2nd Amp Football World Cup 23 Oct. It's Uzbekistan v Argentina in WAFF for World Cup Gold 16 Oct. WAFF Congress Welcomes Japan, Haiti, Algeria as New Members 16 Oct. 2010 World Cup Underway 6 Oct. World Cup Fixtures Set - 2 First-Timers in the Mix 1 Aug. Founder Don Bennett Returns to Amp Soccer 1 Sept. Ed Rosenthal to Lead Amp Soccer in the US Pacific Northwest 2 Feb. USA's Hofmann Named WAFF Secretary General 1 Jan. Sierra Leone Amputee Soccer Star Forming Teams in Texas

2009 28 Nov. Brasil Wins Brotherhood Cup Gold Medal in
4-3 Shootout Win Over Argentina  1 Oct 2009 2009 World Cup Cancelled
Argentina Bids for 2010  1 Oct 2009 WAFF Officers Named  15 July 2009 AFFA's Robert Karloh Passes 19 Jan 2009 Brazil to Host Amputee Football World Cup in September 2009 19 Jan 2009 WAFF President Yazicioglu. & Sec. Gen. Williams Quit 19 Jan 2009 England Renegs on World Cup Promise


World Cup, November 2007 - Antalya, Turkey

Turkish Daily News 20 Nov. 2007 Turkish amputee football team loses in semifinal
BBC 16 Nov. 2007 Amputees in Turkey for World Cup
Turkish Daily News 15 Nov. 2007 Amputee players winning on and off the pitch
UNIOSIL 9 Nov. 2007 UN fetes Turkey-bound single leg amputee football team
FIFA 23 Oct. 2007 Liberian Amputee Football - Photos
The FA 21 Aug. 2007 England Beats Ukraine, Wins Bronze January 2007 Barbara Ogunti the "Amputees Mother' Assumes Leadership of Liberian Amputee Football
February 2007
First All-Africa Amputee Football Tournament, Freetown, Sierra Leone
FIFA 22 Feb. 2007 Amputee footballers wow Freetown 9 Feb. 2007 All-African Amputee Football Championship kicks off in Freetown
BBC 9 Feb. 2007 African amputees' cup kicks off

2004 November 2004 Soccer Star Runs NYC Marathon On Crutches November 2003 Irate Delegates Disband IAFF
New Governing Body Forming August 2003 Philly Wins First US 4 X 4 June 2003 ISOD Endorses US 4 x 4 Tourney May 2003 US Adopts 4 x 4 Format

2002 World Cup - Sochi, Russia October 2002 Russia Ends Brazil's World Championship Streak
England Amputee Football October 2002 England's World Cup Tournament Report

2001 World Championship - Rio de Janeiro Nov. 2001 Commentary: - Stolen Valor
Questionable Officiating Ruins brazil's Win Nov. 2001 Brazil Wins Third Straight World Championship
Ref Stops Match With Time Remaining Nov. 2001 Match Scores - World Cup 2001 June 2001 '01 World Championships Set For Rio

2000 World Cup - Seattle, Washington, USA

Seattle Times Nov. 19, 2000 Amputee soccer: Brazil beats Russia 2-1
Seattle Times
Seattle Post-Intelligencer Nov. 14, 2000 Amputee soccer: a pungent mix of
pride and passion

Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle Times Nov. 14, 2000 Amputee with cancer takes
new position on soccer team
Seattle Times Nov. 12, 2000 Amputee athletes gather here for World Cup
Seattle Times

1999 - America's Remarkable Rookie

Birmingham News Sept. 15, 1999 Back in the game he loves October 1999 Amputee of the Month

1st European Championships - Kiev Ukraine
August, 1999

Kiev News 10 Aug. 1999
Kiev News 9 Aug. 1999
Kiev News August 6, 1999 Kiev News Aug. 6, 1999
Kiev News 3 Aug, 1999
Kiev News July 28, 1999 Kiev July 28

1999 June 20, 1999 Amp Team Makes History in 3-Vs-3 Challenge June 18, 1999 Amp Team to Challenge Two-Leggeds
in Philadelphia Shootout
Wilmington News-Journal, DE Jan. 10, 1999 Players prove you don’t need 2 legs
to get a kick out of life

1998 Dec. 8, 1998 7 Nation Congress Forms
International Amputee Football Federation

International Press Release June 15, 1998 Philadelphia Region Amputee Soccer Clinic Set for June 27, 1998
Philadelphia, PA. Regional Press Release


Bucks County Courier-Times (PA) Nov. 15, 1997 Adapted sports no handicap for amputees

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