Football is a global phenomenon and if you're interested in the sport, you'll want to stay up to date with scores, transfers and other happenings as they happen. What better way to support your favorite team than to be on the same page as them? You may love playing sports games, but if you're a hardcore football fan, you're looking for a way to stay up to date with matches happening in the real world. In this edition we also have an app for that. We're going to take a look at a selection of the best football apps for iPhone and iPad that will help you track scores, match stats, view video highlights, and more.
The best football apps for iPhone
FIFA – Football News
Let's start with the classics. This is the official FIFA app. It is currently listed in app store as FIFA Women's World Cup but this app will help you to follow all FIFA events. Users can select their favorite team and then receive real-time match updates.
The app also allows users to follow matches through live journalist coverage. Users can even participate by voting on the player of the match through the app interface. The Women's World Cup takes place in France and the app also offers educational content about the country, its stadiums and the cities where matches are taking place.
Premier League – Official App
Are you a British Premier League fan? Can't wait to see how the last game against Man U went? The official Premier League app is what you need. The app interface allows users to view live match blogs, watch video highlights and even manage the Premier League dream team. What's not to love?
Onefootball – Football News
As the name suggests, OneFootball aims to be the one and only football app you need. We certainly suggest checking out the other options on this list, but OneFootball is a complete solution. Users have access to up-to-the-minute media content on their favorite teams and players using the Next tab in the app interface. These include professional videos and reports.
One Football also includes a TV guide, letting you know exactly when you can watch your favorite team on the big screen. For iPhone 6S and up owners, there's even an innovative AR feature: point your camera at a flat surface and see the team lined up as if they've stepped into real life.
SofaScore Live Scores
Honestly, we're a little put off by the name of this app: every time you open it; you remember that you are wasting the best years of your life on vegetation. But whatever. Sofascore updates player reviews and analytics in real time. As with Livescore, Sofascore is not limited to football: you can use it to see score updates for 25 sports.
Of particular interest is Sofascore's heatmap feature: users can see where exactly on the pitch most of the action took place in a given match. Sofascore's sofa feature is also handy: you can connect with other fans and chat.
Livescore doesn't shy away from what it offers as an app: live updates for your favorite football matches. It provides users with real-time updates through the interface, and it is connected to feeds from all major leagues. The interface also allows readers to read sports news and hear commentary.
Livescore stands out among other score tracking apps here because it's not just about football. You can use it to track scores for any of your favorite sports.
Flash Scores is another live scoring application. The focus is on wide coverage: it contains score updates from over 9 competitions around the world, 000 of which are football.
Live Score offers users a real-time notification option: you can receive notifications about your scores, penalties and other highlights. Flash Results' live commentary feature is also useful if you're not in earshot to listen to a commentary: you can read it instead.
All Goals is a football-focused scoring app. It offers live updates on matches from over 400 different leagues around the world. The interface allows users to view team rosters, player stats, team standings, and more.
The video highlight feature is useful if you don't have time to watch an entire match but don't want to miss the highlights: See exciting goals and other highlights for the best matches, without the filler in between.
If you're a football geek, Stats Zone is the app for you. The secret to Stats Zone is its integration with Opta Data Feeds, a real-time sports data solution used by professional teams to analyze game performance.
Via the Stats Zone interface, users can evaluate passes, fouls, tackles and many other match events, match by team and by player. Match statistics are available for a wide range of international football leagues. You will thus have statistics on the players of your choice.
Hardcore football fans – who actually attend games and cheer on their favorite teams instead of watching from their living rooms – are nicknamed “Groundhoppers”. This handy app plays on the first stage experience by letting you compete with other grasshoppers to visit the most pitches or support your favorite club in the most matches.
The app interface shows you the available match locations using geolocation. You can then check the matches in which you participate.
BeSoccer is a score tracking app, but it specializes in football. Its match selection is wider than some of the other apps on this list, with support for over 40 competitions across the world.
The app's interface presents users with a comprehensive annual game schedule, as well as real-time updated team stats and player profiles. Similar to Sofascore, BeSoccer incorporates a chat feature to help you keep in touch with other football fans.
If we missed any of the best soccer apps for iPhone, tell us about it in the comments. You can also check out the best football apps for Android.