Every Question You Have About Soccer Ball Sizes, Answered

Hopefully you don’t have that many questions.

There’s no better time than the holidays to begin Project Mbappé by buying a soccer ball for everyone in your life, but if you’re not familiar with the game, you might be surprised to find the variety of sizes, brands and styles staring back at you in the sporting goods aisle. However, the soccer ball size by age guide is an easy one.

There’s a very good chance that you’re looking for a size 5 ball (used by professionals, adults and ages 12 and up), but there’s also a very good chance that you’re reading this article because you have a younger child.

Keep in mind that the guidelines for soccer ball size for boys and girls/men and women are the same. 

Soccer Ball Size By Age Guide

Size 5 (Professionals and Adults): Ages 12 and up | 27-28’’/68-70 cm circumference 

Size 4 (Youth): Ages 8 through 12 | 25-26’’/63.5-66 cm circumference  

Size 3 (Children): Ages 8 and younger | 23-24’’/58.5-61 cm circumference  

Size 1 (Skills): All ages, use to develop skills, control and smash around the house with minimal damage | 18-20’’/46-51 cm circumference 

Futsal Ball Size By Age Guide

Size 4 (Professionals and Adults): Ages 12 and up

Size 3 (Youth): Ages 8 through 12

Size 2 (Children): Ages 8 and younger

Soccer Ball Recommendations 2021 

Size 5

Nike Premier League Hi-Vis Flight 

Soccer Ball Size By Age

Using Nike’s new Aerowsculpt Technology and a design that pays homage to comic book patterns, this is the ball that the Premier League breaks out when cold weather settles in. Pow. 

Size 4

adidas MLS Nativo 2021

MLS Nativo Ball

U.S. stars and stripes and the Canadian maple leaf adorn the official ball of the world’s pretty-close-to-greatest league.

Size 3 

PUMA LaLiga 1 Adrenalina MS Trainer

LaLiga Adrenalina ball

This is the version of the official PUMA LaLiga ball that’s used strictly in the biggest of matches: El Clásico, derbies and special events.

Size 1

Barcelona Skills Ball

Soccer Ball Size By Age

Dribble around the house pretending you're a fictitious La Masia student named Sergi Pedro, regardless of your actual age.  

Futsal Ball   

Senda Rio 

Soccer Ball Size By Age

(Sizes 2, 3 and 4 available) 

All Senda balls (official partner of U.S. Youth Futsal) are Fair Trade Certified. Do something good with your life for once.  

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