List of types of football


This is a list of various types of football, most variations found as gridiron, rugby, association football.

Games descended from The FA rules


Some games, such as footballtennis, are not related to association football but use a football to produce a variant of another game.

The hockey game bandy has rules partly based on the association football rules and is sometimes nicknamed as 'winter football'.

Games descended from Rugby School rules


Other surviving English public school games


Irish and Australian varieties of football


  • Gaelic football (called 'football' by this sporting community)
  • Australian rules football (called 'football' in the south and west of Australia and also in Victoria)
  • International Rules – a compromise code used for games between Gaelic and Australian Rules players.
  • Auskick – a version of Australian Rules designed for young children
  • Austus – a compromise between Australian Rules and American football, invented in Melbourne during World War II.

Surviving Medieval ball games


More recent inventions and derivations


Tabletop games and other recreations


See also