Whether you’re buying a football for a kickabout in the garden or a ball for competitive club or school matches, it’s important to ensure the correct football ball size is used by players. Playing with the wrong size football can hinder technical progress/development, reduce overall enjoyment of the game and even increase the risk of injury.

Playing with the wrong football ball size can also make it difficult to transfer any skills or techniques learnt in training into a match, which is why we’ve created this guide that includes a football size chart based on FA guidelines to ensure you know what size football you should be using.

Football size guide by age

The Football Association recommends the following football sizes for each age group listed below:

  • Size 2 footballs – Under 5
  • Size 3 footballs – Under 7, Under 8, Under 9 and Under 10
  • Size 4 footballs – Under 11, Under 12, Under 13 and Under 14
  • Size 5 footballs – Under 15, Under 16 and Senior Football
Football ball size chart

The English FA updated their ball size guidelines for youth players on June 1st, 2020. The updated guidelines now state that under 10 players should use a size 3 football for training and regulation matches, rather than the previously recommended size 4 football.

In Wales, Scotland and Ireland ball size guidelines remain the same, and it is still recommended that Under 10 players use a size 4 football.


Now that you have the information you need on ball sizes you can browse our range of footballs safe in the knowledge that you’re buying the right size ball.

At FORZA we have training, match, futsal, astroturf, indoor and garden footballs available in a range of different sizes so you’re sure to find a ball to suit your requirements and budget here!

FORZA Icon Footballs [FIFA Quality]

£24.99

£29.99

FORZA Club Footballs [FIFA Basic]

£15.99

£22.99

FORZA Academy Footballs [FIFA Basic]

£11.99

£19.99

FORZA Icon+ Official Match Footballs [FIFA Quality Pro]

£39.99

£54.99

FORZA Training Footballs

£4.99

£9.99

FORZA Garden Footballs

£4.99

£8.99

FORZA Pro Futsal Balls [FIFA Quality]

£14.99

£28.99

FORZA Size 5 Indoor Footballs

£11.99

£17.99

FORZA Beach Footballs [3 Sizes]

£16.99

£24.99

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