About IFL

IFL Madrid has been playing Futbol Sala since 1988. We welcome new players and teams - please send your contact details to iflmadrid1988@gmail.com.

Roll of honour

First Division League Champions

Established 1988

1988 - 1989 ETC
1989 - 1990 Nebs B
1990 - 1991 Nebs B
1991 - 1992 Nebs B
1992 - 1993 Malasaña
1993 - 1994 Reliables
1994 - 1995 Reliables
1995 - 1996 Clangers
1996 - 1997
Madrid Sunday Reliables
1997 - 1998 Nebs B
1998 - 1999 Nebs B
1999 - 2000 Santana
2000 - 2001 Santana
2001 - 2002 Santana
2002 - 2003 Santana
2003 - 2004 Santana
2004 - 2005 Santana
2005 - 2006 Santana
2006 - 2007 Santana
2007 - 2008 Santana
2008 - 2009 Finbars Celtic
2009 - 2010 Finbars Celtic
2010 - 2011 Atlético Cero
2011 - 2012 Finbars Celtic
2012 - 2013 Atlético Cero
2013 - 2014 Santana
2014 - 2015 O'Neill's United
2015 - 2016 Finbars 67
2016 - 2017 Atlético Cero
2017 - 2018 Atlético Cero


Second Division League Champions

Re-established 2009

2009 - 2010
Moores Tribunal
2010 - 2011 Triskels
2011 - 2012 FC Británico
2012 - 2013 Triskels
2013 - 2014 Triskels
2014 - 2015 FC Británico
2015 - 2016
Los Hombres de Paco
2016 - 2017
FC Británico


IFL International Cup Winners

Established 2011

2010 - 2011 (Barcelona)
O'Neill's United
2011 - 2012 (Granada)
O'Neill's United
2012 - 2013 (Valencia)
O'Neill's United
2013 - 2014 (Benidorm)
O'Neill's United
2014 - 2015 (Barcelona)
Offside 2
2015 - 2016 (Porto)
O'Neill's United


Sponsors Cup Winners

Established 2009

2008 - 2009 BWIN
2009 - 2010 Real Monks
2010 - 2011 Atletico Cero
2011 - 2012 Atletico Cero
2012 - 2013 Atletico Cero
2013 - 2014 Atletico Cero
2014 - 2015 Finbars 67
2015 - 2016 Madrid Reds
2016 - 2017 Los Galácticos




League Cup Winners

Established 1988

1988 - 1989 Casa Inglesa
1989 - 1990 Meta
1990 - 1991 Nebs B
1991 - 1992 Intercom
1992 - 1993 Malasaña
1993 - 1994 Reliables
1994 - 1995 Reliables
1995 - 1996 Clangers
1996 - 1997 Nebs B
1997 - 1998 Alcachofas
1998 - 1999 Alcachofas
1999 - 2000 Latinos
2000 - 2001 Perro Movil
2001 - 2002 Nebs B
2002 - 2003
Headless Chickens
2003 - 2004 Santana
2004 - 2005 Atlético Retiro
2005 - 2006 Santana
2006 - 2007 Santana
2007 - 2008 Santana
2008 - 2009 Finbars Celtic
2009 - 2010 Real Monks
2010 - 2011 O'Neill's United
2011 - 2012 Atletico Cero
2012 - 2013 Atletico Cero
2013 - 2014 Atletico Cero
2014 - 2015 Atletico Cero
2015 - 2016 Atletico Cero
2016 - 2017 Los Galácticos



All you need to know about the IFL’s Cash!


The IFL is run on a not-for-profit basis. As such, we are not currently registered for tax purposes and we are not currently registered with the Comunidad de Madrid but this could change in the future.

There are a number of costs that need to be covered on an annual basis, the most significant of which are the Web Hosting fees and the Trophies for the League and Cup. Nobody takes any fee for running the League and every role is performed on a voluntary basis.

IFL Madrid Accounts 

Copy of the club accounts available on request 

Registration Fees

Each year we request an annual subscription fee towards running the League. Please transfer team subscription fees to:-

Name:  Simon Anthony Howard
IBAN: ES14 2100 5158 1722 0090 5168


Any invoices to be paid by the League should be sent via e-mail to the attention of Simon Howard, IFL Finance Secretary atsihoward@deloitte.es

For sponsorship and any other receipt of cash, we will send out our standard invoice.

Cup Tournaments and Sponsorship

All cup tournaments are run on a self-financing basis. We are always looking for new opportunities to work with partners who would like to sponsor any of our tournaments and  have access to a large Spanish and ex-pat market in Madrid.


Secretary, matches and leagues

Luc Ciotkowski - luckoski@hotmail.com

Sponsoring and Marcoms

Mark Dalglish- dalglish@gmail.com

Finance and disciplinary

Simon Howard - sihoward@deloitte.es 


Aled Thomas - aledthomas66@hotmail.com

Social Media

Darragh Green - darraghgreen@hotmail.com

Website and Wednesday Kickabout

Teun van Veggel - teun@nuezweb.com


Please click here to file a complaint.

Advertise on IFL?

We have been busy updating and revamping our new IFL Madrid website and it now give us the opportunity to offer much more to our sponsors.

Our target audience is primarly .. EX PATS

We are always interested in creating new partnerships and our sponsorship pricing structure below is nominal as it is only to cover the costs of our end of season trophies and other expenses.

Please contact us if you require any more information.

Level 1 – Bronze

• 6 months advertising banner on the web 

Level 2 – Silver

• 12 months advertising banner on the web 
• x2 email shots 

Level 3 – Gold

• 12 months advertising banner on the web 
• x2 email shots 
• sponsorship of an IFL trophy / competition 

Also, we do have our weekend IFL Madrid Tournament (June) and for the Gold sponsorship which will allow you to promote your business, face to face with over x200 players using banners, flyers, or what ever you would like to make the most of the event. This was a great success for last year’s sponsors.

Annual meeting

IFL Madrid Annual General Meeting 17 September 2017



1.0 IFL Madrid Committee Members


1.1 After ten years of tireless service and hard work, Lewis Carroll has left the committee – what this means and what we need from the captains and teams


1.2 It's our actions that define us – continuing the move towards explicitly establishing actions and assigning them to members rather than having unclear 'job titles'.


1.3 Members

Luc Ciotkowski - point of contact for issues related to rules, competitions and fixtures, and any issues that don't fit into other categories

Simon Howard - point of contact for sending complaint forms and issues related to finances

Teun Van Veggel - point of contact for issues related to the website

Mark Dalglish - point of contact for issues related to sponsorship

Pete Brown - point of contact for issues related to placement of new players and social events


new – Aled Thomas - point of contact for issues related to social media and social events

new – Darragh Green - point of contact for issues related to social media

new – Karl Taylor - point of contact for issues related to entering results (and will get more actions once established



2.0 IFL Madrid finances


2.1 Show me the money

Opening balance July 2016 – 2068€

Total income – 1201€

Total expenses – 1165€

Balance July 2017 – 2104€


2.2 We have now reached our aim of having a balance of €2,000 in the account. This enables us to pay for costs relating to the annual tournament away from Madrid (IFL International Cup) before we receive the cash from the teams. It also ensures that we can maintain the viability of the league and meet the costs of main expenses such as trophies in the event of lower team numbers (and therefore registration fee income) in any one year.


2.3 If we are not able to find sponsorship in any year, we need to undertake at least one profitable social event per year to maintain the same level of finances.


2.4 The penalties imposed for the last two seasons for teams not paying their registration fees on time have continued to work well. 2017 / 2018 Registration Fees = €50 Per team ……

· Can pay at the captains meeting or Luc / Simon on any Sunday in October.

· If paid in cash at any bank, commission is generally zero.

· Deadline 31st October (bank transfer details: Simon Howard - Caixabank IBAN: ES14 2100 5158 1722 0090 5168 )

· Penalty of €25 month if paid after 31st October

· Temporary suspension and forfeit of subsequent IFL matches from 31st October until payment is received




3.0 Social events and entertainment


3.1 Aled Thomas and Pete Brown will be looking at organising IFL Madrid social events


3.2 Any suggestions from the captains?



4.0 The player 'contract' – players must recognise that they are not insured and have read the rules


4.1 IFL Madrid is not liable for any injury claim and that is why we introduced a ‘disclaimer’ last season that all participating players must accept at the start of EVERY NEW season. To be eligible to


4.2 The disclaimer: “To participate in the International Football League (IFL) Madrid, I hereby acknowledge that there is no club or association insurance in place which will cover any injury that I may suffer during IFL Madrid football matches. I indemnify and release the International Football League (IFL) Madrid and their respective officials and volunteers of any claim that I may have in respect of any injury or loss that I may suffer whilst participating in games organised by the IFL Madrid. I acknowledge that I have elected to play in the league uninsured”


4.3 To be eligible to play, all players must tick the checkbox to say they have read the rules. Fielding an ineligible player results in an automatic 7-0 forfeit and possible further sanctions.


4.4 'terms and conditions, whatever' effect – Players must actually read the IFL Madrid laws of the game and be made to understand them. It is absolutely unacceptable that there are frequently recurrent instances of players disputing rules or citing futsal rules. We play by IFL Madrid rules and we must know them, captains will face personal sanctions for this as well as offending players. Please report.


4.5 Raise minimum age of players from 16 to 18? APPROVED - ALL NEW PLAYERS MUST BE OVER 18



5.0 Captains'/Teams' responsibilities


5.1 Know the rules and laws of the game and ensure as far as possible that all their players know them (as per point 4.4) and abide by them.


5.2 Team captains must confirm and agree the final score at the end of the game, then enter their result and goalscorers by mobile phone within an hour. If this is not possible, we expect the result and goalscorers to be entered the same day of the match. The job of entering scorers and results can be delegated to other team members if you make them admins for your team on the website.


5.3 Captains must ensure honesty in the entering of goalscorers.


5.4 A captain's role on the pitch must be to cool conflicts, not fan the flames


5.5 Pay the league fees


5.6 Confirm you are playing during the week before you play with the rival captain, Friday at the latest. Use common courtesy and check or respond. If you are struggling to raise a team, inform the other captain as per the rules.


5.7 Matchday captains are required to wear an armband to make them clearly identifiable for the resolution of disputes.

5.8 Each team should have a basic first aid kit


5.9 Teams must have home and away colours



6.0 Competition mechanics


6.1 League kicks off on Sunday 1 October and will finish with the Carroll Cup in mid to late June


6.2 Kick off times will remain 11:00, 12:00 and 13:30 (12:00 teams can eject the previous teams if they have not finished by 12:05, 13:30 teams can eject previous teams immediately [though should never happen]


6.3 Remember 2-0 starting penalty for more than 10 minutes lateness, 7-0 match forfeit if a team is more than 20 minutes lateness (half time breaks should be timed to be exactly five minutes)


6.4 We maintain the commitment not to force teams to play league or league cup matches on puente/public holiday weekends, but we will give teams the option to play league cup matches on puentes when people are less likely to be away


6.5 The Palm Sunday (25 March 2018) weekend will remain a spare matchday, in case of the unlikely event of losing a matchday due to extreme weather. It may be necessary to use this weekend for the league cup also


6.6 No postponements - “Only in truly exceptional circumstances, such as extreme weather conditions rendering the pitches unplayable, will it be possible to play a match after its scheduled date. Any request must be submitted to the committee as soon as the impediment is known. The committee will decide on the validity of the request, along with any potential rearranged fixture.”


6.7 League Cup matchdays will have dedicated weeks where possible (we will try to avoid doubling up with league matches)


6.8 International Cup – Enormous fun and very important for feeling of community in the league. The dates will be 11, 12 and 13 May 2018. Please start asking who is interested in your teams now as we will be looking to draw up a provisional list of attendees in October.


6.9 League size – 17 or 18 teams this season (27 league weeks)


6.10 League Format – vote


Option A (current format) – All teams start within one league and play against each other once, and then split into a first and a second division according to league positions. All points accumulated during the first phase of the season are halved after the split (and rounded down to the nearest whole number if necessary). The teams then play once more against those in their respective divisions. (28 matches based on a 20-team league, 22 matches based on a 16-team league.)


Option B (proposed new format) – Teams begin in two qualifying groups balanced by seeding according to last season's final league positions. The teams play against the others in their group once and then split into a first and a second division according to league positions. All points accumulated during the first phase of the season are halved after the split (and rounded down to the nearest whole number if necessary). The teams then play twice more against those in their respective divisions. MODIFIED SO THAT POINTS WOULD BE RESET TO ZERO AFTER THE QUALIFYING PHASE OF THE LEAGUE - APPROVED



7.0 Social Media


7.1 Social Media is an important tool to help promote the IFL Madrid's 'fun and friendly community spirit' and also encourage sponsorship


7.2 We will be uploading regular new content and IFL football features to the IFL facebook and openly encourage you to participate and help promote the site. Darragh and Aled are your points of contact for this




8.0 Disciplinary Procedures


8.1 We urge you to report incidents via the Complaints Form. We look at every case as fairly as we can. If misdemeanors go unreported, we can do nothing about them. Simon Howard will receive the complaints and communicate to the rest of the committee. A different member will chair the procedure each time. Members whose team is involved in a dispute do not contribute to that procedure.


8.2 We have a 'guide' to issuing penalty points which we will consult in player disciplinary procedures



9.0 Rule/Law Change Proposals - vote



Option A - Stay the same, thrown in by hand ​- APPROVED

Option B – Change to kicked in only

Option C – Change to thrown in by hand or kicked as taker sees fit



Option A – Stay the same, kicked in - APPROVED

Option B – Change to thrown in only



10 Any other business?


Contact us

For information about specific aspects of the league please send an email to the committee member in charge.

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