Football | Soccer Balls

Diagram comparing Football | Soccer ball Sizes 1-5 sized for the maturity of players at various ages and skillsFootball | Soccer BallsFootball | Soccer Balls
Diagram comparing Football | Soccer ball Sizes 1-5 sized for the maturity of players at various ages and skills

Football | Soccer Balls

Size 5 (Adult): Ages 13+
Size 4 (Youth):
 Ages 8-12
Size 3 (Junior):
 8 and under
Size 2 (Mini-Ball/Skills Ball):
 4 and under
Size 1 (Mini-Ball/Skills Ball):
 All ages
Materials: Synthetic leather around rubber bladder

Footballs (Soccer balls) come in a series of successive sizes. The underlying reason for the variety of different soccer ball sizes is for the smooth and safe development of young players as they grow in skill and age. Set by the football federations around the world, using smaller ball sizes for younger players reduces the risk that the ball would hurt them during play. Matching the appropriate ball size to the age of the player is safer on a players body as they may injure their ligaments and tendons by kicking a larger ball before their body has matured. Compare the various sizes here to help determine which official football (soccer ball) size is right for you.

Illustration comparing the ages and types of players for each sequential football | soccer ball size

Footballs (Soccer balls) come in a series of successive sizes. The underlying reason for the variety of different soccer ball sizes is for the smooth and safe development of young players as they grow in skill and age. Set by the football federations around the world, using smaller ball sizes for younger players reduces the risk that the ball would hurt them during play. Matching the appropriate ball size to the age of the player is safer on a players body as they may injure their ligaments and tendons by kicking a larger ball before their body has matured. Compare the various sizes here to help determine which official football (soccer ball) size is right for you.

Diagram of the various Football | Soccer ball sizes with listed dimensions and ages

Drawings include:
Football | Soccer Ball Size 5, Size 4, Size 3, Size 2, Size 1

Drawing of a professional football player using a dimensioned Size 5 Football | Soccer ball

Size 5 (Adult)

Age: 13+
Circumference.
27”-28” | 68-70 cm 
Diameter:
8.6”-9” | 22-23 cm
Weight:
 14-16 oz | 400-450 g
Pressure:
8.5-15.6 psi

Size 4 (Youth)

Age: 8-12
Circumference:
25”-26” | 63.5-66 cm 
Diameter:
8”-8.25” | 20-21 cm
Weight:
 12-13 oz | 350-390 g
Pressure:
8.5-15.6 psi

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