In Memoriam

In Memoriam

As French novelist, art theorist and French Minister of Cultural Affairs André Malraux once said: "The most beautiful burial of the dead is the memory of the living".
We list here those past Sports Table Football and Subbuteo players, whom we do not forget.

If you have others to list, or more details or photos of these players, please contact us.

Our departed friends include:

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The Newfooty Company Ltd. founder 1929. Invention of flicking table football.  b. 1893. d.1976, Liverpool. R: William L Keeling, L:  son David. Foto 19xx.

Subbuteo Sports Games Ltd. founder, 1947. created the 3d-Figure. The legacy of a football game. born 1916,  d.1994

The first Subbuteo World Champion 1970,
4x DSTFB Open Champion. with Gordon Banks (right).
d. 2012

National Subbuteo Organiser,
d. 2018

Former Belgian & FISTF President.
d. 2009

Dick Rietveld (NED), Günter Czarkowski (GER), Alan Hardaker (GBR) & Pierre Tignani (BEL)
Former Belgian champion, ETF Europa Cup winner 1966 & 1967.
First Subbuteo World Cup, Finalist 1970.

Former Belgian international player.
d. 2009

Member of RTS, died way too early at 20 in a car accident.
d. 2012

TFC Ebenfurth, Österreich Pokal – Club Cup Winner 1984/85.
d. 2017

TFC Donaustadt, Youth developer – Club founder, Vienna 1977. d.2005

Hortarias Dimitris Greece

Greek Open Champion 1983.

ETF Europa Cup participant 1978.

Loyal Clubman Northern Falcons TFC,
d. 2017

Loyal Clubman Brisbane Subbuteo Club,
d. 2019

Christian Muth Austria

TSC Royal 78 Kaisermühlen, FISA WC participant 1982, EÖTV Junior Champion 1982, d.2012

Erich Storch Austria

SC Urfahr Linz, Club co-founder with Schiebel brothers. d. 1993

Charlottesville Subbuteo Club.
d. 2019

Former Spanish champion. National team.

Serge Wahl France

Former Maisons-Alfort French club organizer
d ....

David Besnard France

David Besnard (b. 16/11/1969  d. 14/9/2004). Player and leader of the Subbuteo club of Elbeuf, French team champion (1990, 1991) and winner of the French team coup (1991)

Romford TSL & White Star TFC, former great ETF England international player. died___?

Organiser of first association in Australia, great player. d. 2000

Laura Aielo France

Panebianco’s mother
d. ...

Jean Yves Lozach France
SC Elbeuf, Le Havre, Montivilliers
B. 12/9/1959
D. 21/1/2014
Fabien Chonigbaum France

Former Champs sur Marne French player
B. 29/12/1971
D. 27/01/2005

Roberto Iacovich Italiy

Mestre player
B. 1968
D. 2010

Julien Da Silva France

Montereau player

Michel Gheysens France

First French junior champion 1980 & 1981
B. 19/11/1965
D. 23/08/2014

Dimitris Salamouris Greece


Kostas Economides Greece


Fernando Basto Portugal


Airdire, Scottish Subbuteo Association. FISA WC Referee 1986, '90, '94.
Foto Brussel '88. died 1999 not confirmed
Dimitris Sorotos Greece


Marcel Coppée Belgium

d. April 2015 (83 years old)

Jean-Pierre Dillela Belgium

AS Hennuyer.
d. 1993 (19 years old)

–AS Hennuyer
d 2018 (44 years old)

Christian Dekoker Belgium

SC Verviers
d. ...

Joseph Bertholomé Belgium

,SC Ensival

EÖTV President 1978-1985.  The “Franz Wallner Tischfussball Center” is named in honor of Franz.
d. …..

Genoa, Subbuteo Importer and made Subbuteo famous in Italy. Foto Subbuteo WC 1990, Rome.

SC Höpfingheim Player, Father of Daniela (DSTFB President)  d.2018

TFC Wien West, player  d. 20xx?

SC Wallisellen, SSTV player, d.2019

TFC Wien West & STV Wien 13,  Speisinger Pokal 1981, d. 20xx?

ETF Europa Cup Winner 1978, NSVB Champion & Nationalteam player, right: Gustav Adler EÖTV President with Champagne. d. 20xx?

SSTV founding member 1969, SSTV President, International player 1969-1974,  d.19xx.

TFC Ebenfurth, Player 1985-1988, d.2019. Red Cross Driver, saved hundreds of lifes.

Surrey CTSA,  ETSA, former great ETF England international player. died___?

Played for Cornwall and Waltham Forest. Established the Cornwall Open. represented England at Table Soccer. Died 2013.

TSG Rain/Lech, Played 40 years 1980-2020,  d.2020. German Club Team Champion, played for German National Teams

Sparta Spreeathen 74/82,  b.1959  -  d.2021, DSTFB German Club Team Champion, Veteran National Team.

Roy Holden (b.194x,  d. 2011)  organised the original Wolverhampton Table Football Club from 1965 to 1999 & Midlands table soccer scene for over 30 years. 10x Wolverhampton TFC League Titles (Appr. accurate records no longer exist) & 13 other Midlands Champions- and Cup wins.

Jean-Michel Boussiquot France

Founding president and host in the 1990s of Creil Miniature Football. Passed away in 2020.

Luca Zacchi Italy

B. 10-July-1963
D. May 2021
Player of Black Rose Roma

Daniele Signori Italy

B. 3-Aug-1975
D. April 2021
Player of Deportivo Maremma

Joe McRoberts Northern Ireland

Former International player. Started playing in 2003, represented Northern Ireland at the 2004 UK & Ireland Internationals.
d. 4 Sept 2022

André Boltz Belgium

Valued member of Avenir Subbuteo Hennuyer.
d. 15-Mar-2023

Fred Vulpes

Fred Vulpes, FISTF vice-president of Finances. He was elected onto the FISTF Board in 2002, at the Congress in Birmingham, and apart from a short absence after the Extraordinary Congress in 2010, he held the reins of the finance department.
d. May 2023

Mano Tsardoulia

Former Roligans Ilioupolis player.
d.  24-07-23

Günter Czarkwoski

d. 18 August 2023
The man who made Subbuteo popular in Germany.
European champion 1968 with the national team
German individual and team champion
German Cup Winner

Feel free to send us the name of  a departed player.

Birth & death year.  A good photograph.

Country. Club. Sports & organisational heritage success.

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Last Update: 2021-02-23  |