But then again, for some reason the number of sport-themed slots in general pale in comparison to those based on say Ancient Egypt or Greece, or fruits, or even animals.

This one celebrates the ‘beautiful’ game while keeping things as simple as it’s possible to be when it comes to the mechanics of the slot. No overcomplicated plays or bonus rounds to see here.

Unsurprisingly, all the symbols are things that you’d find in or around a football field. So, we’re talking goalkeeper gloves, a football boot (this one is admittedly golden so you probably wouldn’t find it on the field), a jersey, a whistle and a golden ball.

One of the quirks of the game is that the Wild, represented by the footballer kicking the ball, is also the Scatter.

So, the first part of its job is to act as the Wild and substitute for all symbols to help you get more wins.

But it’s the second part that we’re really interested in. When you get three Wild/Scatter symbols anywhere on the reels, you’ll start the free spins round. A very different free spins round to what you’re used to.

Here all Wilds become sticky for the round, and they will shift over one position with each free re-spin.

And every time the ball ends up in the back of the net, one goal is added to the score meter. If you’re lucky enough to score 15 goals during the round, you’ll get an instant prize of 1000x your bet.

For good measure, there’s a sort of text running commentary during the free spins. Just so you know exactly what’s going on!