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Dear Michael

1. We see football players using their right or left leg for the football. According to the Football game rules, Can a Player use both his legs for hitting the ball while playing in the Game ?

Example :

The Player hits the ball with his right leg and sometimes the same player also hits the ball with his left leg in the same match . Is this allowed in the Game ?. i.e using Both his legs in the game to hit the ball. If this is allowed in the game, playing with both the legs for hitting the ball can be a difficult skill for the player ?

This question came to me because in cricket one can be either a left handed or right handed batsman. i.e if one player is a right handed batsman, he is not allowed to bat as left handed in the same innings.

2. Statistically similarly there may be more right handed legs players than left handed legs players in the football game ?

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

Hi Prashant,

You're mixing up Canadian Football with Soccer (football). In Canadian Football, players usually run or throw/catch the ball. Only the kickers kick the ball - and they always do it with the same leg.

In soccer, players use both legs. This is not only allowed, but necessary.  I don't know if there are more right footed kickers or left footed kickers in soccer.


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I can answer general questions about the CFL and its players. I can help with questions about some of the rules or teams. I don`t have access to detailed stats, but can point you in the direction of some CFL-related web sites.


I'm a long time fan of the CFL. I've been interested in the CFL since the 70's.

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