His­tory of Sub­bu­teo

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

SUB­BU­TEO sets first went on sale in March 1947, af­ter be­ing in­vented by Peter Adolph. Mr Adolph had orig­i­nally wanted to call the game Hobby but was re­fused the trade­mark. So in­stead he named it af­ter the Eurasian hobby, a bird of prey which has the Latin name falco-- sub­bu­teo.

The first teams had card­board fig­ures wear­ing red shirts and white socks and blue shirts and white socks.

The first kits also in­cluded chalk to al­low peo­ple to make their own pitches. The first plas­tic fig­ures were in­tro­duced in the 1960s.

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