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Football/Soccer Ball Size

Soccer / Football Ball Size
Football (EU/Int'l) / Soccer (US) is a fantastic game with millions of players Worldwide. You don't need much equipment to play football/soccer, and almost everyone can participate in the game.

But you need to choose the right ball to play with. There are different ball sizes, depending on the age of the players. We will tell you which ball you need, and the official specifications of the different balls:
How to measure soccer / football ball size?


Soccer/Football Ball Size Chart

Find official specifications for different ball sizes. See illustration above on how to measure.
 
Ball Size 5: 

Circumference:
27''-28'' (69 - 71 cm)

Diameter:
8.6''-9'' (22-23 cm)

Radius:
4.3''-4.5 (11-11.5 cm)

Weight:
14-16 oz (400-450 g)

Air Pressure:
8.5-15.6 PSI
0.6-1.1 bar

Use for:
Size 5 is used by adults and youth from age of 12 and up. This is the official ball in professional leauges and championships. Size 5 is also used in high school soccer.


Ball Size 4:
 
Circumference:
25''-26'' (63.5 - 66 cm)

Diameter:
8''-8.3'' (20.5 - 21 cm)

Radius:
4''-4.15'' (10 - 10.5 cm)

Weight:
11-13 oz (310-270 g)

Air Pressure:
8.5-15.6 PSI
0.6-1.1 bar

Use for:

Size 4 balls are used for players between the ages of 8 and 11 (U-8, U-9, U-10 and U-11).  Size 4 balls are also used by adult players in futsal and indoor football (note that the ball material are different for these balls). Size 4 balls are also often used for recreational soccer/football by adults in smaller fields.


Ball Size 3:
 

Circumference:
23''-24'' (58.5 - 60 cm)

Diameter:
7.3''- 7.65'' (18.5 - 19.5)

Radius:
3.65''-3.8'' (9.25  - 9.75 cm)

Weight:
11-12 oz

Air Pressure:
8.5-15.6 PSI
0.6-1.1 bar

Use for:
Size 3 is the smallest official soccer/football ball size. It is used for young children up to approx. 8 years. It is used in age levels U-6 and U-7.

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