|Highest governing body||Rollersoccer International Federation|
|First played||Late 19th century|
|Team members||5 per side|
|Type||Team sport, ball sport, roller sport|
|Equipment||Football (or soccer ball), roller skates, pads|
|Venue||Roller rink, 5 a side football court, Outside sports court|
|Country or region||UK, U.S. France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Brazil, Australia, Russia, Belarus, Slovenia|
Roller soccer, roller foot or roller football is a version of association football (soccer) played on roller skates.
The sport was created in the English Midlandsin 1882 and the first documented match was a game between local rivals Derby and Burton on 30 January of that year. A 1934 game at London's Forest Gate Roller Rink, between two teams of female players, was filmed for an item on Pathé News. Over a decade later Billboard reported in 1949 that it had been revived in Detroit, having disappeared for more than thirty years.
The game re-emerged for inlines in San Francisco in 1995, when a group of friends on inline skates began playing soccer with a pine cone. They soon switched to using a football.By 1998, it was described as "well established in some areas".
The first Rollersoccer World Cup was held in London in 2003 and again in 2004 whereafter the tournament was rotated around the world with European and National events also emerging.
The country with most active players and the highest number of teams is France, with Marseille currently the holders of the most world titles. The sport is also played in Australia,Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, England, Germany, India, Russia, Scotland and Senegal.
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