Search for the best football app on your mobile or tablet device and you’ll be swamped by a seemingly endless list. They all promise they are the best but can any back up those bold claims? Let’s look at some of the major players.

Onefootball

A bag of tricks that has everything every knowledge-thirsty football fan needs to keep up with the ever-changing beautiful game. Download the Onefootball app now and you’ll get free and instant access to football news, live scores, highlights, transfers, stats and videos. You can tailor the content to suit you, meaning you can keep up with the leagues and teams you care about most. A handy TV guide allows you to plan your schedule around live sports.

Available on iOS and Android
Global Football Coverage
TV Guide

Sky Sports Football Score Centre

We all know just how good the Sky Sports News results programme is, headed by Jeff Stelling. The team behind that are responsible for this app, which gives you the quickest updates on football scores from every major division around the world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga and Ligue 1.

Download the app to iphone, ipad, itouch and android devices, free of charge and in a matter of seconds. As well as live scores, scorers and match stats, you can also view video highlights, league standings and fixtures. Some added benefits are a pub finder, which allows you to search for the nearest pub to your location showing live football.

Available on iOS and Android
Videos from Multiple Leagues
Sky Sports News Vidiprinter

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If you have a passion for football you will find a friend in this app which is easy to download and can be used when out and about. Set the notifications to inform you the instant a breaking news story concerning your team or division of choice comes through, such as confirmed transfers, goal scorers or team selections.

What’s more, if you can’t get to a TV, you’ll find out seconds after a goal is scored in a match you are following. You can follow multiple teams from a host of divisions, get audio and text commentary on fixtures and the content is easy to share on social media. This means you will have the luxury of letting less informed friends know what’s going on.

Available on iOS and Android
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Feeds for Teams or Leagues
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Great for Transfer News

Premier League – Official App

The English Premier League is the most watched division in world football and, as such, it’s about time we got an app that brought us everything we need in one place. No need to trawl through newspaper articles, gossip columns, fanzines and news websites, if you download the Premier League Official App you’ll know the news is coming from a trusted source and can be relied upon.

Users love it as it also gives team line-ups before most other apps and there’s a fantasy football section that’ll keep you coming back for more. Other benefits are live blogging on match day, detailed stats and video highlights on both teams and individual players. If it’s Premier League connected, you can bet it’ll be on this app. Sports punters also love the stats that can be tracked back over 25 years, helping you make well-informed picks.

Available on iOS and Android
One of the Best Fantasy Football Games
Favourite Club News
Player Profile and Stats

Goal

Another that promises to bring you the fastest live score updates. We must say the Goal app does go extremely close to fulfilling that promise and users are always near the front of the queue when it comes to finding out about developments in their favourite games and leagues. Get around the clock news and transfer updates from major competitions all over the world. There’s in-depth match data and an impressive head-to-head section that allows you to research past meetings between sides.

Available on iOS and Android
Live Text Commentary for Games
Head-to-Head Section

Transfermarkt

One of the premier football news apps, Transfermarkt lays out news, live ticker, transfer latest and leagues in what is billed as the most comprehensive stats service for football fans. Over 50,000 players are profiled meaning, if your club is linked with a name you’re not too familiar with, a simple search will bring you right up-to-date.

All the major divisions are covered in this encyclopedia and there’s even an active fans forum that allows you to chat with like-minded people. It’s easy to download any of the apps mentioned to ios and android devices. Simply search in your App Store and click to download. Your shiny new app will be available to use in seconds. Also check out our list of best android betting apps.

Available on iOS and Android
Great for Transfers History
Player Values and Personal Pages