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'''Football'''<!--Do not change to "soccer" or add "soccer" as an alternative name; we use british terminology and spelling--> is a [[Muggle]] sport that is played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball. It is played on a rectangular field of turf with a goal in the middle of each of the short ends. The object of the game is to get the ball in the goal using any part of your anatomy except your hands. The [[West Ham United Football Club]] team is the favourite of [[Dean Thomas]]. Football could be said to be the [[Muggle]] equivalent of [[Quidditch]], in terms of popularity.
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'''Football'''<!--Do not change to "soccer" or add "soccer" as an alternative name; we use British terminology and spelling--> is a [[Muggle]] sport that is played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball. It is played on a rectangular field of turf with a goal in the middle of each of the short ends. The object of the game is to get the ball in the goal using any part of your anatomy except your hands. The [[West Ham United Football Club]] team is the favourite of [[Dean Thomas]]. Football could be said to be the [[Muggle]] equivalent of [[Quidditch]], in terms of popularity.
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[[Alasdair Maddock]] was a [[Chaser]] for the [[Montrose Magpies]] who once "tried football for a laugh." He later contributed to a loss against the [[Kenmare Kestrels]] because he attempted to incorporate techniques from Muggle football into his playing style.<ref name="DPN">''[[Daily Prophet Newsletters]]''</ref>
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', [[Harry Potter]] did not believe that he could be a [[Wizardkind|wizard]] at first when [[Rubeus Hagrid]] told him he was one, because [[Dudley Dursley]] "had always beena able to kick him around like a football." Later, Dean Thomas yells for a [[red card]] when [[Harry Potter]] was almost knocked off his broom in a Quidditch match, which is a serious offence in football.
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*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', Dean Thomas yells for a [[red card]] when [[Harry Potter]] was almost knocked off his broom in a Quidditch match, which is a serious offence in football.
 
*Because "[[Wikipedia:American football|football]]" means something different in the [[United States of America|United States]], the sport is called "[[Wikipedia:Association football|soccer]]" in the American editions.
 
*Because "[[Wikipedia:American football|football]]" means something different in the [[United States of America|United States]], the sport is called "[[Wikipedia:Association football|soccer]]" in the American editions.
 
*[[City (football club)|City]] a football club, is mentioned in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (video game)]]''.
 
*[[City (football club)|City]] a football club, is mentioned in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (video game)]]''.
* Though Ron compares the sport of Quidditch to football in ''Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'', author [[J. K. Rowling]] has stated that she did not base the sport of Quidditch on any real life sport, further stating that to call the sport "soccer-like" is "nonsensical to anybody familiar with the rules of both games." She stated that Ron was only referring to the sport's immense popularity when making the connection.<ref name="rubbishbin">[http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/rubbishbin_view.cfm?id=1 J.K. Rowling Official Site Rubbish Bin - Mouldy - Hailes "Undoubtedly a Primitive Forerunner of Quidditch"]</ref>
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* Though Ron compares the sport of Quidditch to football in ''Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'', author [[J. K. Rowling]] has stated that she did not base the sport of Quidditch on any real life sport, further stating that to call the sport "soccer-like" is "nonsensical to anybody familiar with the rules of both games." She stated that Ron was only referring to the sport's immense popularity when making the connection.<ref name="rubbishbin">[http://web.archive.org/web/20110623034030/http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/rubbishbin_view.cfm?id=1 J.K. Rowling Official Site Rubbish Bin - Mouldy - Hailes "Undoubtedly a Primitive Forerunner of Quidditch", available via Internet Archive]</ref>
 
*The [[Quaffle]] is described as being "football-sized."<ref name="poa8">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', Chapter 8 - ''(Flight of the Fat Lady)''</ref>
 
*The [[Quaffle]] is described as being "football-sized."<ref name="poa8">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', Chapter 8 - ''(Flight of the Fat Lady)''</ref>
 
*[[Football card]]s are collectible cards that depict football players.
 
*[[Football card]]s are collectible cards that depict football players.
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*When Ron Weasley and [[Vernon Dursley]] were shouting to each other on the [[telephone]], it was said it was as though they were speaking to each other from opposite ends of a football field.<ref name="PA1">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', Chapter 1 - (''Owl Post'')</ref>
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]'' {{1st}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]'' {{1st}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' {{Mention}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)]]'' {{Comment|Mentioned as 'muggle football' in ''[[Daily Prophet]]''}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (video game)]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (video game)]]'' {{Mention}}
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*''[[Daily Prophet Newsletters]]''
   
 
==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==

Latest revision as of 04:22, December 29, 2013

Football is a Muggle sport that is played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball. It is played on a rectangular field of turf with a goal in the middle of each of the short ends. The object of the game is to get the ball in the goal using any part of your anatomy except your hands. The West Ham United Football Club team is the favourite of Dean Thomas. Football could be said to be the Muggle equivalent of Quidditch, in terms of popularity.

Alasdair Maddock was a Chaser for the Montrose Magpies who once "tried football for a laugh." He later contributed to a loss against the Kenmare Kestrels because he attempted to incorporate techniques from Muggle football into his playing style.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

  • In Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Dean Thomas yells for a red card when Harry Potter was almost knocked off his broom in a Quidditch match, which is a serious offence in football.
  • Because "football" means something different in the United States, the sport is called "soccer" in the American editions.
  • City a football club, is mentioned in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (video game).
  • Though Ron compares the sport of Quidditch to football in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, author J. K. Rowling has stated that she did not base the sport of Quidditch on any real life sport, further stating that to call the sport "soccer-like" is "nonsensical to anybody familiar with the rules of both games." She stated that Ron was only referring to the sport's immense popularity when making the connection.[2]
  • The Quaffle is described as being "football-sized."[3]
  • Football cards are collectible cards that depict football players.
  • When Ron Weasley and Vernon Dursley were shouting to each other on the telephone, it was said it was as though they were speaking to each other from opposite ends of a football field.[4]

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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