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. Futsal is an internationally recognised sport, governed by FIFA and UEFA.
- 1 SFL History
- 2 Scottish Futsal Super League
- 3 Scottish Futsal Cup
- 4 Scotland National Futsal Team
- 5 Scotland National Futsal Amateur Select Team
- 6 External links
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. 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.
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.
Perth's PYF Saltires were crowned Super League champions for the 2018/19 season.
2018/19 Super League Final StandingsEdit
|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|
|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.
R = Two teams are relegated from the Super League.
Edinburgh's Wattcell Futsal Club were crowned Super League champions for the 2017/18 season.
2017/18 Super League Final StandingsEdit
|3||Fair City Santos||18||12||0||6||115||85||+30||36|
C = Champions qualify for the 2018/19 Uefa Futsal Champions League.
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.
|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)
P W D L F A
16 8 1 7 68 54
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)
23-06-2001 - Ireland 6 Scotland 5
22-06-2001 - Ireland 5 Scotland 5
21-06-2001 - Ireland 4 Scotland 5