5 Of The Best Soccer Apps For iPhone And Android
The ardent football fan across the world follows his soccer club with absolute favor and craze. In catering for this need, popular and free apps are available both for iPhone and Android users. Explained in this article are just 5 of the best soccer apps: Eurosport, SkySports, Livescore, Fox Sports and ESPN Sports Center.
Soccer is the way of life for the vast majority of sports fans in most of Europe, South America, Asia and Africa. Soccer is popularly known in these zones as football. Soccer fans across the world follow their clubs and country with insatiable favor and craze.
The excitement is immeasurable especially when two footballing giants take to the field. It's like the world stops during the 90 minutes of a match involving popular clubs like Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Arsenal, Manchester United, PSG, Dortmund, Ajax, Juventus, Galatasaray, Chelsea, FC Porto, SSC Napoli, AC and Inter Milan.
It is also true that the best and most entertaining of club soccer is played in Europe, where popular league football clubs are in the English Premier League, Spanish Primera Division, the Germany Bundesliga, the Italian Serie A, the French Ligue 1 and the Dutch Eredivisie.
5 Of The Best Soccer Apps For iPhone And Android
In order to quench this footballing madness, numerous smartphone apps are available both for IOS and Android users. Lots of these apps are targeted towards both soccer fans and fans of other sports.
These apps are generic and provide feeds to all sports activities for the user.
Below is a detailed look at five of the free and great iPhone and Android apps that resonate well with soccer fans. The websites related to this apps also rate well with PageRank and Alexa.
NOTE: The soccer apps detailed below can be downloaded from iTunes Store via iTunes, or Google play.
1. Eurosport Free Soccer App
Eurosport is an excellent soccer app for both iPhone and Android. It delivers up-to-date coverage of football and other sports. It delivers real-time coverage of soccer game results as they happen.
The interface is simplistic and allows for quick browsing between the hottest sports news.
Eurosport launches with the Headlines tab by default, and from the settings icon at the top left corner, you can select your sport of choice. Football is at the top of the list of choices you can make.
Under the Football toolbar are four popular tabs namely: Headlines, In brief, Videos and LIVE.
Headlines is the default tab, delivering up to date news in the world of football, and LIVE tab allows you to receive real-time results of matches as they happen.
By tapping the LIVE tab you get access to another toolbar of three tabs namely:
- Live now, for live results;
- Results tab for scores of games gone by;
- Coming up for the games to be featured next.
When you dig deep inside the app, you will be availed settings to:
- club options,
- news alerts,
You can also get involved in web chats with different sporting personalities.
2. SkySPORTS Free Soccer App
Skysports launches with Top Stories and just like Eurosport app above, delivers up to date sports events, ranging from cricket to horse racing.
The settings icon at the top left corner opens a list of items allowing you to configure what suits your sporting needs best. A tap on the +sign ahead of the Sports tab, opens up a list of popular sports genres, and once again, with Football at the top of the list.
A tap on Football sends you straight to a new set of tabs, namely: News, Fixtures & Results, Tables and On Sky.
The tabs are self explanatory and you only have to tap on a tab of interest in order to receive the latest and old news about football.
The Fixtures & Results tab opens a new list of footballing leagues around Europe.
Simply tap on the +sign symbol that precedes the league of your choice and you are good to go. The league tab will open up calender based score or fixture sheet.
You only have to scroll through the dates to access info on up-coming and already played matches, including their scores.
3. Livescore Free Soccer App
Livescore as the name suggests is an app that gives real-time scores of different sports and soccer games as they take place. It gives updates on scores of Soccer, Hockey, Basketball, Tennis and Cricket.
The default Livescore page is headed Soccer Scores and lists live or gives updates on soccer games that have been played. The list is followed by other sports at the bottom.
Priority is also given to top football leagues in Europe, staring with The English Premier League.
Livescore goes even far by availing games from almost everywhere in the world, as far as Africa.
This football app is popular with the betting community as it relays football results live as they happen and in chronological order. It is also popular because the live results only need one touch of the app on your smartphone.
The toolbar at the bottom of the app include six icons through which you can configure a number of options to suit your footballing needs.
- The first icon is the default page named Soccer Score.
- The second icon only lists ongoing live matches and is labeled Soccer Live.
- The third icon, with the search option, allows you to choose individual sports and country leagues.
- The fourth icon allows you to select from the different types of sports activities mentioned earlier: soccer, hockey, basketball, tennis and cricket.
- The fifth icon is for extra settings options. You can choose between automatic or manual refresh of live scores as they come in.
- The sixth and the last icon lets you refresh the scores manually.
4. Fox Sports Free Soccer App
Upon start-up, Fox Sports launches to the Top News tab and gives sneak peeks to the latest sports and soccer news.
Other tabs include My Sports, where you can customize the sport(s) you would want listed in the feed, and My Teams, from where you can have your favorite team(s) listed.
In order to turn Fox Sports into a purely football app, simply tap on the settings cog symbol at the top right corner of the app.
Under the Favorites column, select either My Sports or/and My Teams in order to make changes to suit your sports needs. Under My Sports for example, you can customize the sports of your choice by enabling or disabling it using the red minus (-) or the green (+) symbols.
Tap on this symbols to enable or disable items by toggling them. The items that show the minus symbol will display in your page, and the green plus symbol will not.
Now that Soccer is preceded by the red mark and therefore visible on the first page, you can also tap on My Leagues - still in the configuration page, to select the football league of your choice.
Follow the previous instructions on how to enable and disable an item.
5. ESPN Sports Center Soccer App
ESPN sports Center comes from a line of other great soccer apps for sports that include ESPN GOALS. Like the other apps listed above, the Sports Center interface is great and easy to follow.
The default page has three menu items at the top. SCORES, NEWS and NOW.
- SCORES will update you with results from all your sports categories.
- NEWS will provide you with mainly video links about the latest sports news.
- NOW will give you the latest twitter feeds about your choice of sport in relationship to your favorite sports.
Apart from the SportsCentre at the bottom toolbar, which links to the default page, other items include;
- Favorites, where you can configure your favorite teams. To select a favorite team, tap on the + symbol at the top right and scroll through the list. When you spot your team(s) tap on the star symbol and your team will get listed under favorites. You will receive regular updates under Inbox from the bottom toolbar.
- Sports, where you will receive the latest results of your favorite sport. You can select your favorite leagues from the list that is provided.
Remember that you must register or log in to ESPN using your Facebook account in order to configure your favorite sports.
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