Shopping for someone who is constantly trying to improve their game? Look no further. We've compiled a guide of the best gifts for soccer players in 2017-2018 that will take their game to the next level.
This list builds on our No. 1 ranking gift guide from last year. This year, we had the soccer players on staff here at The18 consult on the gifts that we'd love our friends and family to buy us. These were hand picked with players of all ages in mind, so you can feel confident the soccer player in your life will love anything on the list.
And, if you're looking for more deals, check out our new 2017-2018 guide to the best soccer gifts online or one of our other guides for 2017-2018:
Here are the 18 best gifts for soccer players for 2017-2018:
Below are the items that made the list. Check out the pictures, details and more that follow.
These cleats look very simple, but the details make this boot stand out. You can also customize these boots on Under Armour's website to make them exactly what you want. You cannot go wrong with a cleat that looks this clean.
If you're not excited about the 2018 World Cup, even as a USA fan, you might be delusional. If you are a normal person and excited about the World Cup, this ball is right up your alley. This new ball pays homage to the 1970 Telstar World Cup ball used in Mexico. Hats off to adidas for a modern take on a classic.
Want to juggle or dribble around the house and have a smaller chance of knocking over your grandmother's china? A skills ball might increase your chances of doing this. This Nike Premier League skills ball is just like the ball the pros play with, only smaller so you can perfect your touch. Perfect for practice or messing around with friends, this would be a great stocking stuffer.
Chances are you've seen professional players across the world wearing these socks and have not figured out what brand they are. Luis Suarez, Gareth Bale, Chicharito and Alexis Sanchez wear them to name a few. YouTube channel Football Boots made a great tutorial video showing how the pros wear them, so why wouldn't you do it too?
adidas has really hit the ball out of the park with all of their 2018 World Cup jerseys, but this one is pure class. A simple yet bold aesthetic, any soccer fan will appreciate this shirt.
Compared to past years, shin guards have become increasingly minimal. As the size of shin guards has decreased, technology has increased dramatically. These G-Form shin guards are extremely slim but provide great protection. The G-Form shin guard and sleeve come as one piece, preventing them from slipping while you are playing. Also, they won't smell like your old plastic guards do.
Whether you've been to The18.com before or have landed here for the first time, you might not know that we have created an online training course designed to teach players the critical skills they need on the pitch. Our library consists of 35+ instructional videos that teach various dribbling, passing, scoring and defending techniques. We can promise it will improve anyone's game. Check out our skills video series here.
This might be the best training tool you can purchase for a player who wants to improve almost every aspect of his or her game. You can use the curved side to practice volleys, trapping, heading the ball and many other skills. The flat side can be used as a normal kick back to improve one-touch passing and control. If you're the type of person who likes trains to train alone, this will make the perfect companion. It's also easily packable into any car.
If you don't have a foam roller and have knee pain, this could be the silver lining for you. Foam rollers are crucial to proper recovery as well as making sure your muscles, ligaments and tendons are healthy after a game or practice. This foam roller comes with a free instructional video to help beginners learn the basics of rolling out their muscles.
No park close by? No wall close by and no indoor soccer shoes? No more worries with the Futsolo ball. Turn any patch of grass into a great training session by practicing juggling, your control, and one-touch passing. Just remember to work on that left foot kids! Check it out here.
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