Encyclopedia of Sport: Every sport from around the world


Footvolley is a sport which is the combination aspects of beach volleyball and association football (soccer). Footvolley sport was created in Brazil by Octavio de Moraes in 1965 on the Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana Beach, and was first known as “pevoley” which literally means foot volley.

Footvolley is essentially beach volleyball except in this sport the players are not able to use their hands. The rules are basically the same as in beach volleyball, with the exception the ball-touch rules, which are taken from Association football. A football is used rather than a volleyball.

footvolley kickfootvolley kick

This spectacular sport started in Rio de Janeiro, and has spread to cities like Brazil, Santos, Florianopolis, Goiania and Recife.


Similar Sports

Related Pages

send us a comment Got any comments, suggestions or corrections? Please let us know.

Sport Extra

Check out the 800 sports in the Encyclopedia of Every Sport. Well not every sport, as there is a list of unusual sports, extinct sports and newly created sports. How to get on these lists? See What is a sport?

How to Cite