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The Five and Futsal Market

Update 12/11/2019


1.1 A sport of South American origin imported into France in 2005

The futsal is, as a discipline, a football-derived sport which is traditionally practiced on a small indoor field mainly on hard surface, and opposes two teams of five players

Futsal as a whole refers to the football practice in a fee-paying complex including all the economic activities and revenues generated by his practice in these various complexes. Although there may be a difference between discipline and futsal activity, futsal, under this name, refers to indoor football complexes

Created in the early 1930s in Uruguay following the 1930 World Cup, futsal is a game of futsal recent phenomenon in Europe . Futsal is initially called football-bola-sala or futebol de salão literally home football and results from the contraction between the Spanish or Portuguese word futbol or futebol for "football", and French and Spanish words living room and sala for"'interior". This name was used until the early 1980s.

Its introduction on the European continent was late In France the futsal concept is imported in 2005 with the creation of the first Urban Football complex in Puteaux


After an exponential growth between 2005 and 2014 a phase of consolidation took place between the main complexes in 2014, leading to the creation of a national market where the company "enters the market" Urban Soccer" - the result of the merger between Urban Football and Soccer 5 - as well as its challenger" the Five" - as a result of Five's acquisition of Soccer Park, concentrate more than half of the complexes and exercise their supremacy, particularly in the Paris region (source The Team ). Today, the market for French futsal and five is estimated at just under 200 million euros

Futsal complexes have now largely reappropriated international rules. Futsal is now practiced on synthetic turf as such, although it is largely inspired by South American sport, the format of futsal as it is now proposed by the complexes, was invented in the early days of the 20th century United States (source Redbull ). In regional complexes, outdoor futsal fields are developing. On average, among the examples targeted in the study (see "Companies" section), complexes generally offer 1 outdoor field for 4 to 5 indoor fields - UrbanSoccer and Five excluded (source: Businesscoot).

Complexes also tend to diversify their activities. This diversification is twofold and first concerned the services offered to players . The complexes have adapted their offers to their two privileged clienteles, young people and companies, by offering them the organisation of special events or seminars in their complex. More recently, this has resulted in the introduction of new activities such as basketball, badminton, or Bubble 5 .



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