15 Best Football Games for Android You Can Play

Last Updated: November 23, 2016

Every football fan will give you a reason why they love Football, they may all differ in words but in a nutshell, it all boils down to a very simple one; Football is a sport that keeps you engaged, interested, thrilled and invested in the game from the kickoff to the final whistle. Much like the video game fans, football fans love the unpredictability and the range of different emotions the sport can bring out in you. The only thing that is as satisfying as football is a football video game and if you have an Android smartphone or tablet, you are in luck!  

The Play Store is filled with hundreds of great football games. Most of these games are free to play but come with various in-game purchases and micro-transactions. So, here’s our list of the 15 best Android football games:

1. Top 11 Be A Soccer Manager

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Like the title suggests, this game solely focuses on letting you be a football manager, allowing you to build your own ultimate dream team. Like the legendary manager Jose Mourinho himself said, this game is a great example of how to perfectly blend team management, skill, and passion.  

The game features over 5000 real players with the same abilities and attributes as their real life counterparts. You get to choose the players and buy them in the transfer window section. However, the prices for transfer and player wages are also reality-based, which means you probably will never find a top performer like Lionel Messi for cheap. It does give the player that added motivation to progress in the game and become a bigger clubhouse/team in order to acquire the top talents, to make their teams stronger and better.

Install: (Free with in-app purchases)

2. FIFA 16

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FIFA 16 lets the player choose from over 10,000 in-game players from over 500 licensed teams and go to battle against other players from real leagues in real arenas from around the world.

FIFA 16 introduces an all-new engine to further improve skill moves, adds more responsive controls, and incorporates smarter A.I. and improved animations. Thanks to the new engine, now for the first time on mobile, players can trigger unique player goal celebrations like its console and PC counterparts.

In addition to the ultra smooth gameplay experience, the game also features the most played FIFA game mode, known as the Ultimate Team, where the players build their own teams, customize their team name, appearances, player kits, player numbers and are allowed to earn, trade and transfer football stars.

Install: (Free with in-app purchases)

3. Stickman Soccer 2014

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If you have been looking for a simple football game with an amazing gameplay to sink your time in, you might want to check out Stickman Soccer 2014, developed by Djinnworks GmbH.  The game thrives on its simplicity with a highly addictive gameplay, which makes for a fun football game. The game offers fast and lag-free gameplay, with detailed environments and an amazing soundtrack.  

The game offers various modes such as World Cup tournaments, Short or Long Leagues, Basic Cup mode and many other tournaments to compete in. It offers a wide range of teams and stadiums to choose from, to play 11 vs 11 or a much more casual 4 vs 4 matches.

Install: (Free with in-app purchases)

4. Street Soccer 2016

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Street Soccer 2016 is a fast paced street football game played in freestyle. The game offers quick matches, dribble challenges, as well as various exciting features such as training, friendly and knock-out style tournament matches.

The gameplay is lag-free and really smooth, with a simple gameplay structure and easy to grasp controls. In addition to the different street skins, the game incorporates authentic sounds to further validate the street football feel of the game.

If you have been looking for a freestyle football game that doesn’t take itself too seriously, Street Soccer is a great game to play.

Install: (Free with in-app purchases)

5. World Football Cup Real Soccer

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If you want to be challenged and see how your skills fare in a tough football game, then World Football Cup Real Soccer will be right up your alley. With over 60+ Challenges in the game, you can bet it won’t be an easy ride. By completing challenges, the player earns money, which can be then used to customize your avatar, unlock several locations (including Spain, Italy, England, Germany) and eventually becoming a star like Beckham.

Install: (Free with in-app purchases)

6. FIFA Mobile Football

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FIFA has been the king of football games on all platforms and now it looks forward to capturing the mobile market with its licensed content and amazing gameplay.    

The game introduces a new “Attack Mode” in which the players only play the offensive stages of a match. Attack Mode features an asynchronous turn-based multiplayer. The game also features live events, themed on recent real world events, as well as mini-games based on skills such as shooting, dribbling, and goalkeeping. The game also includes a Season mode, as well as a multiplayer leagues section, where players can join together to form leagues and compete with other leagues.

Install: (Free with in-app purchases)

7. Score! World Goals

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Score! World Goals is considered one of the best football games due to its unique theme and high-end graphics. The theme of the game is what sets it apart from the bunch. In Score! World Goals, you can imitate the real life legendary goals that have been scored. The player is required to imitate the real life football highlights, such as the iconic passes from Di Maria to Ronaldo, or the mid card play partnership between Messi and Xavi.

The better you perform in each challenge, the more stars you get. In this game, the stars earned work as a currency, which helps you buy new game packs. Each game pack includes 20 real life goals and 3 stages, ranging from easy to hard.

The game features top-notch 3D animations, realistic sounds & commentary, intelligent passes and special finishing shots. In addition to the challenges, the game also offers its players a multiplayer mode to play online with friends.

Install: (Free with in-app purchases)

8. Dream League Soccer

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In Dream League Soccer, you are not just a manager of your own team called Dream FC, but you also can control your players during actual games. The gameplay is similar to FIFA’s career mode, but there are no player contracts or club transfers.

You can sign any player from the transfer market for a set amount of coins, based on the skill level of the player you are looking to sign. You can collect coins from playing and winning matches, completing achievements, or watching advertisements.

Install: (Free with in-app purchases)

9. Head Soccer LaLiga 2016

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Head Soccer LaLiga 2016 lets you play the Spanish League season with your favorite LaLiga teams. The comedic and cartoonish style of the game really sets the light tone of the game, where your character is a caricature of a real LaLiga football player from different clubhouses.

This game is a 2D football game, where you go one on one against an opponent. The rules are simple, you have to protect, defend and attack at the same time. The game plays similar to a fighting game like Mortal Kombat, only here you are required to defend well, score goals, show off your skill and win the league. In addition to league, you can also play friendlies, or participate in cups and even challenge people from around the world.

Install: (Free with in-app purchases)

10. Real Football 2012/2013

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Real Football manages to look beautiful and has a buttery smooth gameplay, even though it requires much less memory, as compared to other top quality football games. Real Football offers licensed players and teams with official logos and team names, which means you no longer have to check out the squad in order to find out if a team is Chelsea or Aston Villa. A wide range of game modes are offered; like Exhibition matches, League, and International Cup modes. In addition to that, you can always practice your skills in the training mode. Customization also plays a big part, you can customize your team kits, team formation, upgrade your stadiums and choose different tactics.  

In addition to the already amazing experience that Real Football offers, it also lets the players interact with friends by uploading pictures and sharing videos of that “one amazing free kick goal” you may score.

Install: (Free with in-app purchases)

11. Final Kick

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Final Kick is basically a penalty shootout game, developed by Ivanovich Games. The game is based on shooting penalties and blocking penalties as the goalkeeper. The game offers 20 local offline tournaments for the players to play, however, the meat of the game is its multiplayer mode, where players can challenge their real life friends on Penalty Shootouts. In addition, the game also features a free kick mode, as well as team customization.

Install: (Free with in-app purchases)

12. Score! Hero

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First Touch studios strike again with another top class football game. The game plays similar to other First Touch studios’ offering. However, the difference here is that we play from a young footballer’s perspective, who is trying to become a major star in the football world. To do so, he must succeed different challenges in different levels.

The game has over 200 levels, with each level in high-quality 3D graphics. The game also offers an online multiplayer mode, with integration to Google Play Achievements and offers Leaderboards. The player no longer has to worry about losing progress, since the game also supports and syncs progress.

Install: (Free with in-app purchases)

13. Flick Shoot (Soccer Football)

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Flick Shoot is a high-quality football game, developed by MobileCraft, is also known as “the most fun football game” on Play Store. Flick Shoot is a physics-based football game that features exciting modes such as Arcade, Tournament, One Ball, Multiplayer, Time Attack, Goal Post, Targets.

The game offers 3D graphics but the game shines for its smooth and realistic animations, when it comes to shooting curl shots, goalkeeping, and its ball physics. 

Install: (Free with in-app purchases)

14. PES Club Manager

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Pro Evolution Soccer games are considered one of the best football games on gaming consoles and PCs. Thanks to Konami, we now have a mobile game based on PES, for Android. PES Club Manager features the clubhouse building, where you can create your own team consisting of the world top players from over 5000 real players. Now you can have Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi working together as a unit.

The game makes you feel like an actually capable manager with some of its features including training sessions, where the players can be trained in order to improve their skill levels and attributes. The main goal, apart from scoring, is to make your club, the absolute best club in the world.

Install: (Free with in-app purchases)

15. Ultimate Soccer – Football

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Ultimate Soccer lets you build a squad with the best footballers you want and encourages you to come up with the best offensive or defensive formations, based on your play-style, and choose the best tactics for the team. But what use is a supercar, if you can’t race? The game offers different modes such as League or World Cup tournament, where the players can enter with their created team.

Much like the real league football transfer window seasons, you can also buy or sell players in the transfer marketplace, to make your squad better.

Install: (Free with in-app purchases)

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Ready to Have Fun with these Android Football Games?

Get ready to shoot the ball to the back of the nose tackle and celebrate your favorite club’s victory in these amazing football games for Android. That was our list of the best Android football games but feel free to suggest any other football games for android that you think deserves to be on this list.

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