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The Men's Game


Men's amputee soccer in the United States traces its roots back to the early 1980s when Don Bennett, an amputee athlete and advocate, laid the groundwork for the sport. Recognizing the transformative potential of soccer for individuals with limb differences, Bennett founded the American Amputee Soccer Association (AASA). The first national team was formed in the late 1980s, providing amputee athletes with opportunities to compete on a larger stage. The AASA has since been instrumental in organizing national tournaments, developing youth programs, and facilitating international participation. Through these efforts, the sport has grown steadily, attracting a dedicated community of players and supporters who are passionate about amputee soccer.

Globally, amputee soccer has experienced significant growth and increased recognition since its informal inception in the 1980s. The formation of the World Amputee Football Federation (WAFF) in 1985 provided an organizational structure that spurred international competition and collaboration. The first Amputee World Cup, held in 1984, marked a pivotal moment, showcasing the sport to a broader audience and fostering international camaraderie among amputee athletes. Over the years, the sport has continued to expand, with numerous countries establishing national teams and participating in regional and global tournaments. Today, amputee soccer enjoys a vibrant international presence, with events like the Amputee World Cup and the European Amputee Football Championship highlighting the sport's competitive spirit and unifying power. The progression of amputee soccer on the global stage underscores the resilience and determination of its athletes, who continue to break barriers and inspire communities worldwide.

AMP Futbol Cup 2023 - Warsaw, Poland


Amputee Soccer World Cup 2022 - Istanbul, Turkey


Regional Match At Gillette Stadium - Foxborough, Massachusetts



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