This chart details the similarities and differences in dimensions between different table types. This is by no means complete, and if any readers have different types of table, or can fill in the missing links, we would like to know.

Some manufacturers produce different models - e.g. Italian tables often come in short and long (goalie rotates 360 degrees) versions.

MakePlaying Area (cm)3-bar spacing (cm)*Toe width (mm)Prot'n on 3-bar?*Eff' Goal WidthBall typeBall Wgt (g)

Italian Style

Garlando 114-120 x 70.5 18.4cm 21mm Yes 1cm 19cm (18cm) White/ Orange plastic 17.5-18.5g
Roberto Sport (UDC) 111-118 x 70.5 16.0cm 24mm No 19cm (17cm) White plastic 17.5g
FABI 120x70 16.8cm 21mm No 19cm (17cm) White plastic 17.5g
FAS 117x70 16.4cm 23mm Yes 19.5cm White plastic 17.5g
Longoni 113x70 16.5cm 22mm Yes 21.5cm White plastic 17.5g
Brighouse/ FASNA 108x70 16.2cm 21mm yes 5mm 19.8cm White plastic 17.5g
Sardi 120x69 16.5cm 22mm yes 1cm 19.5cm White plastic 17.5g

American Style

Tornado 120x68.5 16.2cm 24mm n/a 20.5cm Urethane 27g
Sivissidis 119x68.5 18.5cm 24mm n/a 20.5cm Urethane 27g

German Style

Loewen 119x68.5 16.4cm 22mm n/a 17cm white plastic 20.5g
Vitalite - - - - - - -
KCE/TS 118.5x68 15.9cm 22mm n/a 18cm white plastic 20.5g

French Style

Bonzini 119x69 17cm 21mm n 19cm Plain cork 9.0-14.0g
Rene Pierre 119.5x69 17.8cm 21mm n 20cm Coated cork 11.5g
Petiot - - - - - - -

Benelux / German Style

Soccer 2000 116.5x69 16cm 21mm n/a 19cm (18cm) dressed cork 14.5g
Jupiter 117x68 16cm 21mm n/a 19cm (18cm) dressed cork 11.2g
Black Diamond - - - - - - -
Topper 2000 111x65 16.4cm 22mm n/a 18cm (18cm) Plain cork 15.4g
Royal Star - - - - - - -

Spanish (Futbolin) Style*

Bifuca 134x75 n/a n/a n/a 25cm Ceramic 28g

* Notes:

3-bar spacing - This is the distance between the inner edge of the wing player's toe, and the outer edge of the centre-forward's toe.

Protrusion - On some Italian-style tables the end of the rod is flush with the player figure, on others it protrudes slightly.

Tolerances - Length/width ±0.5cm, other dimensions ±2mm.

Player Figures Italian style players have rectangular toes and are usually of red/blue plastic moulded directly to the rods (telescopic or straight through). Some Italian tables can be supplied with German style players/rods.Tornado style tables have yellow/black plastic 'Alien' stylized counterbalanced players with treaded wedge-shaped feet, pinned to straight-through rods. German style tables have plastic players (red/blue or yellow/white) usually wearing hats, toes are relatively rounded and treaded. French style players are usually metal, painted in team colours, the toes are untreaded, with flat front and rounded back surfaces. Benelux style players are made from painted hardwood, with narrow wedge-shaped toes, no tread but extreme grip. Topper players are rather chunkier and unpainted.Spanishtables have heavy metal players each with two feet.

Formation (No of players on rods) - All tables (including Sivissidis) use the standard 1-2-5-3 formation with banked corners of the playfield, except for: Tornado, and some other US tables have 3 players on the goalie rod (i.e. 3-2-5-3) with a flat playfield. Spanish/Futbolin tables have a very different formation, with 3 in midfield and defence, with 4 attackers (i.e. 1-3-3-4), and the playfield is curved so ball returns to centre of table.

Grip - Based on a subjective comparison, the grippiness of different table types can be expressed in stars, from no stars (slickest) to 5 stars (grippiest) as follows: Italian - depends on surface: Slick glass (no stars), Laminate (*), Sandblasted glass (**), Tornado (***), German (***). French (****), Benelux (*****), Spanish (no stars),