Scottish Futsal League

Futsal in Scotland The Scottish Futsal league is the only official futsal affiliated body in Scotland delivering adult futsal for the Scottish Football Association under the guidance of the Scottish Amateur FA.[1] Futsal is an internationally recognised sport, governed by FIFA and UEFA.

SFL HistoryEdit

Futsal in Scotland has been played in Perth since 1997. Formed by Mark Potter, the SFL was the first officially recognised Futsal League in Scotland (based in Perth) – by the Scottish Amateur FA, in 2001 with Chair Mark Potter.

Now the game is set to develop in Scotland and the SFA was the first of the four British associations to give official recognition to this five-a-side version of football.[2] Futsal is an internationally recognised sport, governed by FIFA and UEFA.

Perth is now the oldest continuously running Futsal League in the United Kingdom which was created by Mark Potter and Stephen Chatila.

In 2005, the Scottish Futsal League joined up with the Futsal Premier League to help promote Futsalacross the UK.

The Futsal Premier League (FPL) initiated a regional league in Edinburgh in November 2005. The Scottish National Futsal League, FPL Scotland, followed in 2006. FPL Scotland is sponsored by Tennent's, who have given away over 50,000 futsal balls and now also sponsor the National Football Team. Additional support came from the Scottish Football Association and kit manufacturer Joma. The FPL Scotland is divided into three Series, A, B and C, as opposed to two in England. Winners of the FPL Scotland Serie A progress to the UEFA Futsal Cup.

In 2006, eight teams played in the first FPL Scotland Series A: Aberdeen Cosmos, Dundee Dynamos, Edinburgh United, Fair City Santos (Perth), Glasgow City, Glasgow Maccabi, Inverness Wanderers, and Perth North Muirton.

Fair City Santos, Scotland's first UEFA Futsal Entrants played in the first preliminary round of the UEFA Futsal Cup, against Adana from Armenia, Futsal Mad Max from Finland, and Roubaix from France, although they failed to progress to the next stage.

Since 2006, the League Champions side has played in UEFA Futsal Cup.

In 2008, the Scottish Futsal League parted ways with the Futsal Premier League.

A new structure created in partnership with the SFA and SAFA in 2014 with new regional leagues formed (Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling in addition to the long running Perth league).

In 2014/15, there was the first finals weekend where each regional winner competed over three days in a mini league to declare the Scottish champions - Fair City Santos.

In 2015/16, the second finals weekend had a new champion for the first time outside of Perth - Wattcell of SFL Edinburgh.

2016 saw the Launch of a new national Scottish Cup won by Fair City Santos.

The 2016/17 launch of the first ever national league held over 12 weeks in one venue.

In 2017/18, the SFL 'Super League' launched as a standalone league comprising 10 clubs.


Scottish Futsal Super LeagueEdit

The Scottish Futsal Super League has been running in its current format (with relegation and promotion to/from the regional leagues) since 2017.

Season 2019/20Edit

Ten teams will compete in the 2019/20 Scottish Futsal Super League, with the winner qualifying for the 2020/21 Uefa Futsal Champions League. PYF Saltires are the current national champions. An up-to-date league table can be found on the Scottish Futsal League website.

Season 2018/19Edit

Perth's PYF Saltires were crowned Super League champions for the 2018/19 season.

2018/19 Super League Final StandingsEdit

P W D L GF GA GD PTS
1 C PYF Saltires 18 16 0 2 167 51 +116 48
2 Fair City Santos 18 14 1 3 136 79 +57 43
3 Wattcell Futsal Club 18 12 1 5 132 82 +50 37
4 Dundee Futsal Club 18 12 1 5 104 67 +37 37
5 TMT Futsal Club 18 9 2 7 112 80 +32 29
6 Polonia Edinburgh 18 8 1 9 121 135 -14 25
7 Polonia Dundee 18 6 0 12 95 150 -55 18
8 Glasgow City FS 18 5 1 12 87 119 -32 16
9 R Five Cities Futsal Club 18 3 0 15 83 173 -90 9
10 R University of Edinburgh 18 1 1 16 46 147 -101 4

C = Champions qualify for the 2019/20 Uefa Futsal Champions League.[3]

R = Two teams are relegated from the Super League.

Season 2017/18Edit

Edinburgh's Wattcell Futsal Club were crowned Super League champions for the 2017/18 season.

2017/18 Super League Final StandingsEdit

P W D L GF GA GD PTS
1 C Wattcell 18 17 0 1 172 91 +81 51
2 TMT 18 14 1 3 108 72 +36 43
3 Fair City Santos 18 12 0 6 115 85 +30 36
4 PYF Saltires 18 11 1 6 126 75 +51 34
5 Dundee 18 10 0 8 125 89 +36 30
6 Polonia Edinburgh 18 9 1 8 115 101 +14 28
7 Polonia Dundee 18 6 1 11 119 131 -12 19
8 Five Cities 18 5 0 13 104 141 -37 15
9 R AKN Lions 18 2 0 16 57 153 -96 6
10 R Glasgow Deaf 18 2 0 16 76 179 -103 6

C = Champions qualify for the 2018/19 Uefa Futsal Champions League.[4]

R = Two teams are relegated from the Super League.

Scottish Futsal CupEdit

Each year futsal teams from across Scotland compete in a knockout competition to win the Scottish Futsal Cup.[5]

List of Scottish Futsal Cup Winners
Winner Runner-Up Final Score
2018/19 PYF Saltires TMT 4-2
2017/18 PYF Saltires TMT 8-3
2016/17 Wattcell TMT 7-2
2015/16 Fair City Santos Wattcell 7-2

Scotland National Futsal TeamEdit

Please visit Scotland national futsal team

Scotland National Futsal Amateur Select TeamEdit

Scotland National Select Team (S.A.F.A)

17-19 June 11 the national squad had their first match since 2003, the games took place in Amsderdam, Holland against a Dutch league select

and FC Goldenstars - Hollands current first division Champions

Manager - Mark Potter, Asst Manager - Gavin Price

Keepers - Craig Houston(Perth Saltires), Craig Rathney(SDIF), Outfield - Richard Doig, Sean Fergus, Scott Ballingull(all Perth Saltires), Mark Duigan, Gavin Price, Callum MacKinlay(all Breadalbane FC), Rob Haworth(Liverpool FC), Scott Lafferty, Mark Caldow(both Cherrybank FC)


SCOTLAND

P W D L F A

16 8 1 7 68 54

Results

Amsterdam Holland - Matches 2 x 20mins realtime

18-06-2011 - FC Goldenstars 4 Scotland 5

18-06-2011 - Dutch Select 4 Scotland 5

Loughnane Sportswear Cup - (Mountmellick, Ireland) Matches 2 x 10mins

22-02-2003 - FC Camalot 4 Scotland 1 (Semi Final)

22-02-2003 - Midlands Futsal League 1 Scotland 8 (group match)

22-03-2003 - Scotland 4 Northern Ireland 1 (group match)

200-03-2003 - Tranmere Victoria 2 Scotland 0 (group match)

British Isles Nations Cup (Chester, England) Matches 2 x 15mins

20-02-2002 - Ireland 2 Scotland 1

20-02-2002 - Gilbraltar 5 Scotland 2

20-02-2002 - Tranmere Victoria (england) 6 Scotland 3

20-02-2002 - Scotland 6 Northern Ireland 5

Mastia - (Dublin, Ireland ) Matches 2 x 15mins

09-02-2002 - Tranmere Victoria 2 Scotland 1 (Semi Final)

09-02-2002 - Scotland 14 Northern Ireland 2 (group match)

09-02-2002 - Dublin Select 2 Scotland 4 (group match)

Friendly Matches

23-06-2001 - Ireland 6 Scotland 5

22-06-2001 - Ireland 5 Scotland 5

21-06-2001 - Ireland 4 Scotland 5

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