12 of the best football apps you NEED in your life

Make sure you’re bang up to date with what’s going on thanks to these FREE made-for-mobile treasure troves

1. Livescore

Simplicity is often best. When all you want to do is check some scores sharpish, Livescore should be your only port of call. Not only are their quick to update once the goals fly in, the latest version features team line-ups and in-game stats too.

2. Forza Football

A bit different, this, in that it will canvas approval ratings of your team’s manager, team and chairman throughout the campaign. You’ll get a hive of information with Forza too, including live scores, line-ups, goal videos, tables, scoring charts, disciplinary/transfer news and lots more. A superb app.

3. Stats Zone

Just… going to leave this here. Really, though, it’s an app FFT is rightfully very proud of – there’s nothing else out there that will allow you to dissect games quite like it. Fed by live Opta stats, you can number-crunch nearly every worthy data point you can think of (passes, shots, dribbles, etc and so on) for matches in the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, MLS and Champions League. It’s won an award and everything. And best of all, it's completely free.

STATS ZONE Free on iOS • Free on Android

4. Transfermarkt

The football nerd’s dream website is also available in app format. It’s arguably the best out there for its breadth of appearance data, and though the mobile version isn’t as good as its browser big brother (and also mainly in German) you can find stuff on here that other sites won’t have.

5. Live Football On TV

Free night? Can’t abide the thought of aimlessly scrolling through Netflix (again) only to decide it’s all rubbish (again)? This is the fastest way to find out which matches are on the box and when.

6 & 7. BT Sport/Sky Go

Whether you’re on the move or need to give up that precious first screen for Coronation Street, you’re pretty well covered with either of these two apps. BT Sport’s is the superior of the two – on European nights you can flick between matches seamlessly, but most impressively their ‘Enhanced Player’ allows you to re-watch any goals or big incidents via the timeline at the bottom of the screen. If you miss kick-off and want to watch the match from the start, just scroll back and enjoy. It’s also compatible with Google Chromecast, so you can beam it straight to your telly if needs must.

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