Top 5 best soccer apps for iPhone and iPad

Top 5 soccer apps for iPhone and iPad

The soccer -- or football to those of us on the proper side of the pond -- season is starting again, so what better time to look at the best soccer apps for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. With these apps you can get all the latest transfer news, big stories, results, match highlights and even live games.

Sky Sports Live Football Score Centre

Sky Sports Live Football Score Centre is a great app that covers all the action from the main European leagues. It has all the scores updated as they happen as well as offering a host of other features.

There is live game commentary, league tables, match stats, results, video highlights and even team line ups prior to kick-off. Backed up by the fantastic Sky Sports team, this app is one of the best for soccer fans. You can even personalize the app by selecting your favorite teams. News and results are then brought to you on a dedicated my teams page.

Unfortunately this app is only available in the UK due to the link up with the televised games.

[Free - App Store link]

Fox Soccer

Fox Soccer lets you watch live Premier League and UEFA Champions League games on your iPhone or iPod touch. The app will allow you to follow every English Premier League game as well as provide the latest breaking news, in-match video clips, highlights and more.

The app starts off as a free version which offers news, fixtures, live scores and team line ups. In order to view the live games, you will need to subscribe. Access to the premium section is currently priced at $7.99 for a single month’s access, $22.90 for 3 months access and $79.90 for 12 months access. You then will get access to live video streams of the games.

[Free – App Store link]


LiveScore is a fantastic free app that provides real time scores from many sporting events around the world; with a particular emphasis on soccer scores.

Every match in the UK league is covered along with most other countries. With this app you will know about goals, yellow cards, red cards, substitutions, you name it, seconds after they happen.

There are no push notifications, which is a shame however the app does auto-refresh when open. The application comes directly from LiveScore Ltd., the inventors of real-time delivery of live sport data and owners of the no.1 ranked football / soccer web site globally. No country restrictions either! Fast access and my app of choice!

[Free - App Store link]


Eurosport has put together a very smart app for keeping an eye on all things sporting. Soccer is covered all across Europe with the results and latest scores from all the major leagues.

The app also covers other major sports including Tennis, Formula One, Basketball, Cycling to name a few. The layout and design is very clear and can be customized to match your interests. Eurosport also has a seperate app specifically for the iPad. Not sure why it can't just make a universal app!

[Free - App Store link iPhone]

[Free - App Store link iPad]

Football Manager Handheld 2011

The final app is not a news app but to finish off we have chosen a game. With this game, you can pretend that you are the manager of your club and guide them to the top of the league to wipe out the disappointment of your real teams underachievement.

Football Manager Handheld is a highly detailed management style game where you take control of your team, including transfers, tactics and training. The app covers 34 leagues across 11 countries. The game is highly addictive; so make sure you have plenty of free time before picking this one up.

[$9.99 – App Store link]

Your top apps?

So there you have them, our top 5 best Soccer apps to get you going. Be sure to check out our Picks of the Week and iPhone App and Games Forum for more recommendations, and if we missed any of your favorites, leave them in the comments below!


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There are 38 comments. Add yours.

jblonde002 says:

How you've missed iFooty is beyond me. The best football app out there IMHO.

MLSFan says:

No love for MLS? Their MatchDay app is pretty sleek for both iPhone/iPod and iPad.

Futurecode says:

I'm a fan of "English Premiere League 2011/12 with push alerts" (yes, worst name ever for an app contestant!). Works great, push is perfect, and love the live commentary. Only and EPL guy ( go gunners!) so I treats me well.

Bill says:

soccer is for euro pussies. FOOTBALL IS FOR REAL MEN

Bill Jr says:

Shut your mouth troll. If you don't like it, go read another article.

Futurecode says:

Don't sweat guys like "bill" mlsfan.
I played football my whole life up till d2 college, can name every major statistical leader of the past few decades and practically every starting player on very one of the 32 NFL teams of the past few years ............ I looooove NFL football. But EPL, champions league, and top notch soccer doesn't take a back seat to the NFL Either physically or strategically. NFL Aand EPL/CL are 1a and 1b in my book!
Just some caged, narrow sighted, "brah" guy looking to get a rise. Don't feed him!

against modern football says:

NFL ( no fun league ) a sport played by fatties on steroids , 30 seconds of action and 5 minutes of tv commercials, PATHETIC !

DiamondDNice says:

you sir. are an idiot!
Bring back the Cosmos.

Gareth Jones says:

haha - you stick to dressing up in shoulder pads and helmets

Chris341 says:

Typical fucktard comment, I guess you have that view because the US are totally shit at it.

lardo says:

Football... and grab the ball with the hand and run... idiots.

against modern football says:

oh yes your NFL hand-egg sport is realy for real man , yes for men that weight 500 pounds on steroids, I would say american football is for pussies that can't play rugby ( a real sport ) .

Goran Markovic1 says:

Only women play with their hands, real men play soccer with their legs and feet, takes a lot more skill.

djshadowpain says:

Says the guy who watches 20s of action and a minute of downtime. 90%of the game is played with the hands and calls the game "foot"ball. The ref who tosses a hankie for fouls. And also more than half the team with no cardio.

Carlos Castellanos says:

What about if your in the US and want to check the spanish league?

DiamondDNice says:

what do you mean? watch it or just scores and stuff? Cause i don't think anyone streams games. but goltv has the spanish league tv. i don't yet have an iphone though so i have no clue if they have app. But la Marca has an app. No idea what's on it but it has decent ratings and you can get scores and news probably through the foxsoccer or espn app.

DiamondDNice says:

FourFourTwo Soccer Stats Zone
there is mlsmatchday, there's a app that looks good too. and there are plenty of team specific apps.

Lars says:

If you want a good Soccer game on the iPhone, I wholeheartedly recommend First Touch Soccer. $0.99 for a universal iPhone/iPad app.
It has great 3D graphics, plus challenging skill levels. You can also play as most countries or teams from the big leagues.
I've spent MANY hours on this game. :-)

Gareth Jones says:

ESPN Goals app is free this year and has immediate match highlights of the premier league goals - defo one of the best

laurent08 says:

Are you referring to the Watch ESPN app?

Whisp says:

Could've used a more up to date picture Chris ;-)
Missed the match on Saturday as I was house-hunting with the mrs! Watched the highlights though lovely win against the Mackems!
(I'm assuming you're a Geordie, lol)

tuscanidream says:

It's not soccer, it's football!

DiamondDNice says:

it is soccer and you're never in a million years gonna change what we call it. We don't care what you call it. So stop caring what we call it. Mind your own. It doesn't hurt you or effect you. And here, It's soccer. It will always be soccer to some people. And you can spend now until the end of recorded history posting "its not soccer. It's football" on every single site on the internet and it won't change single mind in this country. We don't care what you call anything.

Blah Blah Blah says:

I get what you're saying... But it's not soccer, it's football.

devon says:

i'm Canadian and i consider it football and we stole the name football.

against modern football says:

americans call it soccer because they are very " special " people, the whole world says football but not them . They call football a sport played with hands with a ball that looks like an egg , in fact why don't you call your sport hand-egg so that can you finally start calling the real football with the name that is supposed to be .

Football fan (arsenal) says:

You are an idiot! You claim to be american but can't use ur brains. Wtf is soccer? ITS FOOTBALL BECAUSE YOU SIMPLY USING YOUR FOOT TO KICK THE BALL=football.

DiamondDNice says:

I said bring back the Cosmos Not Bring back Pele, Chinaglia, and Beckenbauer.

Michiel says:

What about football meister?

Jacksonh96 says:

I have many of these Apps.. but if you are a soccer coach - and have the job of building player reports check out Statzpack.
We use it to track our U15 team stats on an iPad. not sure how you got o itunes to get it, but we find it useful

guest says:

is there any app that allows you to watch champions league games live for free? and i dont want just live updates, i'm looking for an app that streams live video of the games for free

yerel haberler says:

You actually make it appear so easy along with your presentation however I to find this matter to be actually something that I think I would never understand. It sort of feels too complex and extremely vast for me. I'm having a look ahead for your next put up, I'll attempt to get the dangle of it!