Philosophy Football FC is an amateur football club based in London and founded 1995, UK. It has a history of political engagement and activism in the UK and Europe. The club has played since 1995 in a number of London amateur leagues. Its most distinctive identity, however, remains its ‘philosophical’ outlook, demonstrated by its attempts to promote internationalism on its regular European tours, its campaigns against the domination of football by large corporations and its political and cultural events in and around London.
From its formation, Philosophy Football FC was committed to changing football culture, and has organized and participated in several cultural and political events, mainly in London.
In May 2010, Philosophy Football FC collaborated with the Whitechapel Art Gallery in organizing a three-sided football tournament to coincide with the 2010 General Election. In contrast to the adversarial nature of the conventional game three-sided football seeks to promote alliances. Although the match was centered around domestic politics, it received coverage beyond the UK.
The overseas interest soon resulted in an invitation to take part in a three-sided match in Madrid in May 2011, the first ever such game played in Spain.