Football means different things in different places. In the United States of America, it refers to American Football, which involves 11 padded players (the offense) attempting to bring an oblong ball into the oppenents endzone, whereas the other 11 players (the defense) try to stop this from happening while trying to cause a turnover (interception, recovered fumble) or make the offense go 3 and out; as 4 downs are given to the offense to advance 10 yards. If they do so, they are given 4 fresh downs. To see more, search American Football or click on the link provided.

Football elsewhere refers to what I and other Americans know as soccer; which involves 11 players on each team attempting to kick a checkered sphere into the opponents goal. Hands can only be used by the goalie, who can not leave the rectangle in front of their goal; other players must move the ball by kicking it or heading it. See other definitions on this page or search soccer for further explanation.

I love to play American Football, whether it is casually with friends or competitively with my school team. I however do not like competitive soccer, though I do like playing casually with friends. It is a matter of prefence, and will everyone stop bickering about which one is better? It is opinion, nothing else.
Fan: Football kicks soccer's f&*%ing ass! Soccer eats hairy balls.

Fan: Football kicks American football's f#$%ing ass! American football eats hairy balls.

Reasonable Person: Oh shut up, both of you idiots. They're both good sports.
by soccer, football, whatever April 14, 2010
the most exciting game on earth. the game can end up both teams having no scores or if lucky maybe it will reach the score of 3 or 2.

the better you act, the more times you can get some penalty kicks.

it is very exciting, you can watch it and take a nap and when you wake up both teams still don't have any scores
football fan #1: dang, i was not able to watch the game last night. people said it was very exciting

football fan #2: geez man you stupid. the game was intense, no one scored until the last minute. my boy del mundo did his thing, he acted like his balls were kicked, he looked like he was in deep pain and so they got a penalty kick and scored and they won. woo hoo! i love this shit
by iWontUseMyRealName2 August 01, 2011
The best and most popular game in the world but the americans for some reason call it soccer wtf is soccer it was originally called footbal so american should call it that and call american footbal tackleball besides american football sounds like your trying to own the sport
everybody loves football, hey lets play some footbal and if you call football soccer your stupid so get it right
by Liverpool fan December 28, 2009
American football is the greatest sport ever created, not to be confused with football(soccer)
John : Are you watching the football game on Sunday?

Eric: I'm watching football all day on Sunday! Even on Monday and Thursday!
by TheTweetGuy December 23, 2013
Contrary to the beliefs of many brits on here, football is a sport in which teams try to move the ball past the opposing team's goal line to score a touchdown. It is not a game just played by ass-slapping fatasses, it is actually one of the most demanding sports in the world. Players must memorize a playbook sometimes containing hundreds of plays. Football is the ultimate team sport, teammates must learn to rely on each other in clutch situations. And if you think wearing pads makes football players pussies, then you try getting crushed by a 250 pound linebacker. The pads are used more for weapons than anything. And football has equally passionate fans as soccer does, however you dont see us starting mobs that eventually trample 50 people to death.
Brit: American football is for pussies and wankers hehehe it stops every two seconds and therefore i hate it and all americans!!!!

by Plumer August 12, 2006
one of the most un-athletic sports in the world. its stop and go, which means you don't have to be in shape. football consists the fattest players in sports. in the majority of high schools it is a non-cut sport. it also has the biggest meat heads that take steroids and don't give a fuck about their life.
Person 1: Dude. Want to play football?
Person 2: What are you calling me, fat and lazy?
by bballrunner11 August 29, 2010
A sport played by 22 men or women on a large grass field running around kicking a round ball. Also called "soccer" by Americans (to differentiate from American football), Canadians (to differentiate from Canadian football), Australians (to differentiate from Australian Rules football), and some Irish (to differentiate from Gaelic football). Therefore, despite what most every arrogant, narrow-minded Eurosnob or Britsnob thinks, The US is not the only nation which calls football "soccer," and no country calls it "soccer" due to ignorance, simply a different evolution of terms.

Every nation on Earth plays football, some better than others. The most popular club football leagues are found in Europe, where you can enjoy hundreds of pussy Europeans flopping and flailing and crying on the ground, only to get up ten seconds later, completely unharmed and unfazed, after they've made sure they have gotten the call from the ref.

Despite all the bickering about terminology, pussy players, and European retardation, football is a simple, fun game that can be enjoyed by everyone.
European football (especially Italian) in a nutshell:
-Player 1 takes the ball downfield after taking possession from Opponent 1
-Opponent 2 slightly brushes the leg of Player 1
-Player 1 yells, clutches face, falls to ground, writhes in agony, still clutching face, apparently unaware that their leg was touched and not their face
-Referee blows whistle, cards Opponent 2, awards free kick to Player 1
-Player 1 immediately gets up and acts like nothing has happened
by deaneden August 10, 2009
Commonly known as "Footy". A game in which men who get paid 1million times greater than their IQ pretend to be hurt for 90mins. Football matches are then followed by excessive comsumption of cheap beer and violent riots featuring obese middle-aged men with no hair.
Wanna watch the Football?

Yeah mate, get us a beer.
by omcoolkid February 05, 2009

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