“If it wasn’t for futsal I wouldn’t be the player I am today.”
– Cristiano Ronaldo
At the very heart of SoulBall’s philosophy is the fusion of the core elements of futsal, football and street football.
So, what is futsal?
Futsal is a small-sided game that was first developed in Uruguay and Brazil during the 1930s, and that players such as Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar, Coutinho and Pele all grew up playing.
The distinct differences of futsal in comparison to football are:
The small space, the heavier ball and the time-limit on kick-ins and goalkeepers all contribute to a fast-paced game that requires quick-thinking, skill, intelligent movement and confidence on the ball.
Here is a wonderful compilation of skills by the Portuguese futsal player, Ricardinho, who is considered by many to be the best futsal player in the world.