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The first time game makers made a football flash game, it immediately went flying off the shelf. As a result, many football flash games have been made over the years.

In fact, fitting in all the football flash games in this blog post will be impossible. So here are 10 popular games that are the most well-known in their own generations.

While you may disagree that these are the best, we hope that you’ll at least find this list nostalgic.

Tehkan World Cup (1985)

Tehkan World Cup was one of the most popular football flash games in the 1980s. It was a fast game and it boils down to trackball controls and often battles are end-to-end.

Match Day 2 (1987)

Match Day 2 is another great game in 1980s particularly known for its players looking a lot like bodybuilders. The game is slow but there are deflection system, league format, flicks, jumping, and volleys.

Emlyn Hughes International Soccer (1988)

Emlyn Hughes International Soccer is the final 1980s game that became famous due to its wide range of options for techniques such as passing, sliding tackles, back heels, and more.

Kick Off 2 (1990)

The first game to ever be seen by many players in 1990s is Kick Off 2 that looked a lot like its predecessor, Kick Off. There are many expansions and the tournaments are enjoyable.

FIFA International Soccer (1993)


FIFA International Soccer in 1993 marked the beginning of the rising of the FIFA series. It was a great game with the different viewpoints you can play on.

Sensible World of Soccer (1994)

After the FIFA’s first entry comes the Sensible World of Soccer. It adapted everything that was great about Sensible Soccer, and made sure to get better and more enjoyable than its predecessor.

Ultimate Soccer Manager (1995)

In themed-‘90s, Ultimate Soccer Manager have been the most popular football flash game. The management system goes smoother than other games and there are only minor distractions.

Championship Manager: Season 97/98 (1997)

Championship Manager: Season 97/98 is a game in the Championship Manager series that creates football management games. The masterful tactical gameplay makes it great for both non-football and football fans.

World Cup 98 (1998)


World Cup 98 is a very great game that was cultivated from other football flash games by implementing in-game tactical changes and keeping those that are satisfying for the gamers. It’s even better than EA’s FIFA in its timeline.

Iss Pro Evolution (1999)

Iss Pro Evolution is one of the most addicting football flash games where you can build up a dream team from the most promising players on the game.

Football flash games have come a long way with entertaining football fans and even those that have nothing to do with the world’s most popular sport. As the demand for football flash games increase, companies are making new ones. So do you think you’ll keep walking on the memory lane and try to play these games?