Motorbike soccer is a thing, and it’s not for the faint of heart

How does Motorbike Soccer, aka Motoball, work? Well, basically just like soccer, except, well, players use motorcycles.

by | Published on 28th Feb 2023

We’ve heard of car football and even car rugby, but did you know motorbike soccer was a thing?

It looks fun, sure, but this sport is not for the faint of heart.

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In the Instagram reel shared by MSC Taifun Mörsch and reposted by Visubal, you can see two teams competing against one another in a game of motorbike soccer.

And if you’re wondering what motorbike soccer (or football) is, it is exactly what you think: soccer, except it’s being played by people on motorbikes.

The rules are relatively simple, you ride your bike and kick the ball around with your feet, trying to score a goal.

The team that scores the most goals wins.

Also, just like in ‘normal’ soccer, outfield players can’t touch the ball with their hands, only the goalkeeper can.

Speaking of which, the goalkeeper is ‘on foot’, as in the only player who doesn’t have a motorbike.

Another major difference is the ball, which is a lot bigger than your average soccer ball.

The size of a soccer ball is around 22 cm in diameter (between 8 and 9 inches), but the one these guys are using looks at least twice as large.

The craziest part is not only does motorbike soccer exist, it is actually a proper sport with proper leagues and teams.

MSC Taifun Mörsch, for example, compete in the ‘Deutscher Motoball Meister’, the German league for motorbike soccer, or ‘Motoball’ as they call it.

The game was apparently originally known as ‘Motorcycle polo’ in the 1930s, before being rebranded to Motoball in recent years.

So now only one question remains, as a user on Instagram correctly pointed out.

A man by the name of Ivan said he wanted to see how they tackle.

Us too.



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