Football | Soccer Balls

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

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


*Under Development*

27”-28” | 68-70 cm
8.6”-9” | 22-23 cm
14-16 oz | 400-450 g

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
Pressure: 8.5-15.6 psi

Synthetic leather around rubber bladder


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


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Football (EU/International), or soccer (US), is a team sport where points are scored by kicking a ball through a goal. A common game enjoyed and shared by hundreds of millions of people around the world, nearly anyone can participate in the sport because the only equipment required is a ball.