5 Best Football Apps for iPhone

5 Best Football Apps for iPhone

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5 best Apps for Football fans

What makes the iPhone great for football is that it satisfies the fan’s footballing needs on several levels. Whether it’s playing an 11-a-side match, watching the weekend highlights, or managing a football team, the iPhone can do it all! Here are 5 Apps that together will cater for everything a fan could possibly ask for from their iPhone.

1. Kick Flick Football HD 2010App updated 17 December 2010, Price £0.59, Developed by Kevin Ng Kick Flick Football HD - Kevin Ng

Kick Flick Football HD 2010 iPhone App Review
Kick Flick Football HD 2010 will have you obsessively trying to hit the perfect free kick

Kick Flick Football shows that it’s not complicated to create a great and addictive football game. The game simply involves free-kick-taking from various angles across a few game modes such as 10 kicks, 5 lives and Sudden Death.

What really makes this game work shine though is the accuracy of the touch-screen in measuring how hard and in what way you kick the ball. There are few feelings on the iPhone quite as satisfying as watching a slow-mo replay of a swerving 30-yard shot going over the wall and dipping into the goal beyond the stretching goalie.

The fun of this simple flickie football game puts under-polished big-name games such as FIFA and Pro Evolution Soccer to shame.

2. Football Manager 2011App updated 20 January 2011, Price £6.99, Developed by SEGA Football Manager Handheld™ 2011 - SEGA

Football Manager 2011 iPhone App Review
The all-consuming footie management sim, now in the palm of your hands.

As many of us know, Football Manager for the PC is not so much a game as an all-consuming database of football stats that’s capable of consuming the life of anyone who’s dreamed of managing a football team. Football Manager for the iPhone certainly cuts down in content from its PC counterpart, but the essence of the game is still there.

The game allows you to control clubs from 34 leagues across 11 countries and contains a surprisingly large amount of players for you to scout. This latest version has added more options in the match tactics department (though it’s still a bit light) and allows the player to run 3 leagues simultaneously.

The fact that it’s not as immersive as the PC version is not necessarily a bad thing, and being able to play it on the move is a great way to feed your FM addiction at times when you don’t feel guilty for not doing something better with your time.

3. Sky Sports Football Score CentreApp updated 16 November 2010, Price Free, Developed by BSkyB Sky Sports Live Football Score Centre - BSkyB

Sky Sports Football Score Centre iPhone App Review
The most complete football centre App… as exemplified by its 3D pub finder!

There are several great live score centre Apps out there, but none can compete with the official Sky Sports App.

As well giving live score updates from all of Europe’s biggest leagues, this free App allows you to watch highlights of the most recent matches, read the latest football headlines, and listen to Sky Sports Radio. You can also save your favourite team, giving you quicker access to their fixtures and results.

As if this plethora of functions wasn’t enough, there is also a 3D pub finder, which can locate the nearest pub to you that is showing Sky Sports 3D football matches. For those who are so football-obsessed that they need up-to-the-minute updates on all its goings-on, no App does quite like Sky’s free service.

4. ESPN GoalsApp updated 18 November 2010, Price Free, Developed by ESPN Europe ESPN Goals - ESPN

ESPN Goals iPhone App Review
With a subscription to ESPN Goals, you can watch the goals as they happen.

ESPN Goals is fundamentally similar to Sky Sports Football Centre. It offers live scores, football news and allows you to receive Push Notifications with news about your selected favourite teams.

However, ESPN Goals also offers something that not even Match of the Day does, and that is instant access to highlights of the goals as they happen (with the exception of the Premier League on Saturdays, when you have to wait until 5:15 p.m due to the blackout until that time). The catch is that this service comes at a price of £3.99 a month, £10.99 for 190 days, or £29.99 for a whole season.

If you want almost instant no-nonsense access to the goals without having to listen to the analyses of the all-too-chirpy Gary Lineker or miserable Mark Lawrenson on Match of the Day, then ESPN Goals is a worthy investment.

5. Real Football 2011App updated 03 December 2010, Price Free, Developed by Gameloft Real Football 2011 FREE - Gameloft

Real Football iPhone App Review
Real Football is simple, but its fast-paced gameplay and variety of game modes make it the best 11-a-side football game for the iPhone

While no full 11-a-side football game has really blown me away on the iPhone, Real Football 2011 is the best of the bunch. It features a good selection of fully-licensed teams, fast-paced gameplay and a fun selection of modes. The controls are responsive, making it worth going for those ambitious volleys and long-range screamers. Some of the more interesting playable modes include ‘Enter the Legend’, in which you control a single player on a team, and ‘History’ mode, in which you have to overturn a deficit in various historical World Cup fixtures. Real Football may not be ambitious, but will satisfy those in need of a quick digital-footy fix.

7 COMMENTS

  1. O.K lets set something straight we need to separate fuutball from football.
    The best player on a fuutball team is the worst one on a football team.
    There’s also a nickname football players have for fuutball players.
    Grass fags.
    I rest my case football rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Yeah well in Europe we call it Football. Quite an appropriate name considering the game is played with the feet all the time 😉

  3. Typical American attitude. They call it the world series only played by americans in america. Bless them…

  4. To the rest of the world: please dont think that everyone in this cultureless country (USA)is like the fkn morons above. Maybe the majority of them. Its embarrassing to me. Ps: I enjoy both sports

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