Table football, a popular national fitness sport in Europe and the USA, is a distillation of the sporting skills of football. Every player is in the hands of the player, and the fate of the team is in the hands of the player, who can be the best striker, shooter, defender, and goalkeeper. With both hands on the stick, the player's brain, eyes, and hands work together to show off their attacking and defensive skills, such as catching, stopping, carrying, passing, and shooting, and to immerse themselves in the passionate scenes on the pitch.
Table football also called table soccer, and known as babyfoot in French, Kicker in German, calciobalilla or biliardino in Italian, futbolín in Spanish and foosball /ˈfuːzbɔːl/ in North American English, is a table-top game that is loosely based on association football (soccer). Its origins are somewhat legendary. In the 1950s, 20-year-old Frenchman Gilbert Curette was just an obscure and avid football fan. To recreate the scene on the green field and to make his point clearer, Curette invented this little man-manipulated pitch and used to play this humble 'foosball' to argue with other fans who had different views. At the time, the French Jurassic Workshop pioneered the "Café Club", and the proprietor negotiated with Curetti to place his foosball in the club, and foosball began to enter the bar. It was up to Curetti to build a team of kings to win the ultimate glory. In 1953, after a lot of hard work, Curette became the first French table football champion. Over the next few decades, Curetti's reputation grew and table football quickly spread across the continent, with people taking to playing it in bars. Today, at the age of 70, Curette is still the president of the Nice Table Football Club in France and the holder of the 2000 World Cup Table Football Championship in the senior category. There are many different types of handball tables around the world, some for competition and some for recreational use, but the only major difference in appearance is in the type of cue: through and telescopic.