Futsal is part of many nations "1st steps" in soccer. Most pleayers began their careers playing Futsal. The Brazilian, Argentinean and Spanish soccer culture are among the many nations that swear by the benefits of Futsal. In Brazil, most of the players excelled in Futsal at young ages before moving into the big fields.
Pele, Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi, Iniesta and Xavi all credit Futsal for much of their skill and technique development. All the major heads of US Soccer and FIFA declared that this is the way to go. Once you experience Futsal you will see the reasons.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, Messi, Zidane, bebeto and all the best football players explain you why futsal is good for the development of a football player
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“ Perhaps in regular football you can not appreciate the talent. Everything is more physical. But in futsal you have small details of quality, class and tactical aspects. “
- Xavi, FIFA World Cup and UEFA Champions League Winner
“ Futsal …. It makes you more composed on the ball and makes you want the ball more, so you can do something with it. “
- Micah Richards, England International
“ Futsal was important in helping to develop my ball control, quick thinking, passing ….also for dribbling, balance, concentration …. Futsal was very, very important, no doubt. “
- Pele, World Cup Winner: 1958, 1962 and 1970
“ Futsal is an extremely important way for kids to develop their skills and understanding of the game. My touch and my dribbling have come from playing futsal. “
- Ronaldinho, FIFA World footballer of the year 2004 and 2005
“ During my childhood in Portugal, all we played was futsal. The small playing area helped me improve my close control and whenever I played futsal I felt free. If it wasn’t for futsal, I wouldn’t be the player I am today. “
- Cristiano Ronaldo, FIFA World Footballer of the year 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017
“ As a little boy in Argentina, I played futsal on the streets and for my club. It was tremendous fun and it really helped me become who I am today. “
- Lionel Messi, FIFA World Footballer of the year 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2019
“ Futsal has been very important in my life. In developing my technique ….quick thinking, short moves. So, I think futsal is fundamental in a footballer’s life. It had a big importance in mine.”
- Neymar, Brazil International