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22 things you only remember if you played playground football

1 If you brought the ball, you were king

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High risk, high gain. You could lose the ball, sure, but you ruled the roost for that lunchtime.

2 These gloves

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WHAT ARE THOSE?!

3 These shoes

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4 Turning into Ronaldo when you got Total 90s

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5 That pain when those got the slightest scuff mark on them

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6 You spent five minutes arguing whether or not the ball was in or not

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Definitely bar and in, that.

7 The swazz you could get on one of these

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Don’t need a new ball, mate. Wait until you curl this bad boy.

8 The penalty box would be between five yards and 20 yards long

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9 “DON’T BOUNCE MY NEW BALL”

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Seriously though Kyle, why did you bring the Champions League ball on a concrete playground?

10 “How are we picking teams?” “Numbers”

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11 18-a-side games meant numbers took up about 90% of lunchtime

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12 When the ball goes ten yards behind the goal and the keeper shouts “Play on!”

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Then Kev goes and leathers it about 20 yards further. FFS, Kev.

13 If a foam football went in a puddle you knew carnage was on its way

A foam sponge football of the type that can be used at Harewood junior school in Tuffley, Gloucester, which has banned leather footballs from the playground. See SWNS story SWFOOTY; A school has angered parents by replacing leather footballs with SPONGE ones in the playground - in case kids get hit. The junior school

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It got really heavy, no-one was heading it and your shoes would get soaked.

14 There was always one goal-hanger

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Yeah everyone would complain about Chris just standing there, but when you ain’t playing offside, why not just stand in front of the keeper?

15 When one kid learnt a new move and no-one could tackle him anymore

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He learnt the Ronaldinho flip-flop, now no-one can get close. What happened to big Brandon overnight?

16 This was commonplace

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17 About once a month someone who couldn’t really play scored a fluke worldie.

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That kid always was the one who kept his tie on, too.

18 There is no pain like getting hit in the ear on a cold December day.

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19 “You kicked it, you get it.”

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Good luck trying to get that back from that creepy old woman next door, Jonny.

20 The horror when this happened

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21 Feeling like a boss if you scored the final goal

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22 But you were never as popular as the guy who had this

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