Broomsticks Quidditch


Characters Locations Magic Canon Events Things Creatures Essays
The Harry Potter Canon

"Foul!" screamed the Gryffindors.
-- during the Gryffindor v Slytherin match (PS11)

There are seven hundred recorded ways to commit a foul in Quidditch, all of which occurred in the World Cup match held in 1473 between Transylvania and Flanders (QA6).

Notes and interesting facts:

  • Professor McGonagall was considered to be a very talented Quidditch player before a nasty fall caused serious injuries during her final year at Hogwarts. The fall occurred because of a foul committed during that year's Gryffindor versus Slytherin game (Pm).
  • The Slytherin v Gryffindor Quidditch Cup final, won by Gryffindor with Harry Potter as their Seeker during his third year at Hogwarts, was particularly full of ill-tempered fouling incidents (PA15).
  • A player from the Bulgarian National Team committed the foul of skinning against a player on the Irish side during the 1994 Quidditch World Cup (GF8).
  • Fouls and their awarded penalty shots, often take place during the Quidditch World Cup and league matches (GF8, QA6Pm).



In sports situations, the word 'foul' means an unfair or illegal play or to commit a such an offence against an opponent. (http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/foul)

From the Web

Writing by J.K. Rowling on Pottermore: History of the Quidditch World Cup

Pensieve (Comments)

Tags: brooms broomsticks cheating errors fairness frustration match penalties Referee sportsmanship strategy tactics team violent Quidditch match