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Samba Football Goals - History

Samba Sports started to manufacture portable football goals in the United Kingdom in 1995. This coincided with the introduction of mini soccer in the mid to late nineties. Small sided football boomed over the next two decades as did the use of portable goals in football.
Before the advent of the Samba Goals football teams would have to use existing steel socketed goals on council or school playing fields. The use of 12 x 6ft Mini Soccer Goals helped to improve the practicality of playing small sided 7-a-side games across a full size pitch on Saturday and Sunday mornings.


Children playing in these games wanted their own goals and so the Samba brand began to grow. New size goals including the 8 x 4ft home goal and the larger 8 x 6ft home goal plus were introduced to fit the need of the home user.

From the outset the aim was to produce a lightweight portable goal that would withstand rigorous use over a number of years. This has certainly been the case as there are still original goals from the nineties still in use today. The design team at Samba Sports have 135 of engineering experience between them, with key personnel having worked in the aerospace industry manufacturing components for Rolls Royce and British Aerospace.


Today the Samba football goals are recognised as the No1 brand in the UK and Europe. Samba goalposts are used by many academy’s in the Premier Football League including Manchester United and Arsenal. They are also used extensively by most grassroots football clubs as well as Schools and Colleges.

In 2005 Samba Sports achieved ISO 9001:2000 accreditation from ISOQAR for their quality management systems. They are audited annually to make sure that they maintain their high standards of processes within manufacturing.

Since 1995 Samba Sports have come a long way, improving the design of their goals on the way. There are many companies that have tried to copy what Samba have done but none have the experience and commitment to quality and service that Samba do.

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