There are some people who think that fooseball is just a game played by kids that doesn’t take much skill at all. But that isn’t true at all! Foosball is a rapid-paced game that requires in-depth skill, mental stamina, and dexterity. The game is played at some high-level competitions around the world. The greatest foosball players of all-time are a mix of all of these skills and more. Here is the short list of the best to ever spin the paddles.
Frederic Collignon was born in Liege, Belgium in 1975, and for a nearly 15-year period was considered as a player who dominated nearly every game of foosball he had played. Between 1997 and his retirement in 2012, he won 7 multi-table championships, 5 Tornado Table championships, and 7 doubles championships with his partner, Todd Loffredo (another superstar). He’s the only European to have ever dominated the game on both sides of the Atlantic. He is now still considered one of the best players in the game, even though he is less active these days.
This Austrian is notable not just for his wins but also how he plays the game. With an eccentric and unique snake-style shot, he has paddled his way to numerous titles in recent years after bursting onto the scene at the Garlando U-18 Singles Championship in 2007. His recent wins have taken place in exotic locations like Torino, Italy, Nantes and France and he is showing no signs of slowing down.
Billy might be the only one on this list that isn’t world-famous because of foosball. However, he is still regarded as one of the world’s best players. Hailing from Lowell, Mass, Billy has won at least 6 titles in the sport over the last decade. He’s been ranked highly in Tornado singles foosball since the age of 20. However, his fame really took off through his poker exploits. He finished 5th in the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event, taking home more than $2 million dollars winning at both foosball and poker on the world stage!
Want to keep all of your guests entertained? Then you should probably ask Pop! Events about getting a foosball table for your next event. This game is so easy to learn and a barrel of fun once you start playing. Maybe you won’t master it to the level of these all-time champions but who knows what the competition could bring.