12 of the best football apps you NEED in your life
Similar to Forza Football, SofaScore offers you loads from scores, team news, referee info and everything else in between for nowt. If you invite enough mates to download it you’ll lose the ads too, but in truth they’re not that intrusive anyway. During a game you can pick up the key live stats and, uniquely, see how your team is faring with the action graph (shown below). They’ll even rate your players using their own Opta-based algorithm.
9. New Star Soccer
So good and beloved it’s won a BAFTA, NSS is an immensely fun and addictive game in which you control the fate of a lower-league 16-year-old with the aim of taking him to glory (we started in Germany, below, but there are plenty of leagues on offer). Along the way you’ll be forced to maintain your relationships with your coach, team-mates and aggravating girlfriends. Just don’t spend all your hard-earned in the casino. Or take a bribe. Or maybe just go ahead and do both of those things – see how we care. Has just been updated for the new season with new visuals, animations and effects, as well as a replay option. Oh and by the way, FourFourTwo now feature in it.
The worldwide news aggregator is ideal for filtering the news and stories you want to see about your club. Er, and that’s it basically.
11. Top Eleven
Fronted by Jose Mourinho, this is possibly the best mobile management game out there right now. With over 100 million players worldwide, you’ve got plenty of online action to get involved with, and the live player auctions make for entertaining (if often frustrating) events. If you keep up the good work there are trophies and higher levels up for grabs, so no excuses for losing interest here.
If you’re a BundesNut, the league’s official app (also featuring the 2.Bundesliga) is not to be missed. Not only does it look great, it’s also filled with essential stats for the season on every player, and the latest news from the clubs you care about. There’s also some fine video content – and the option to get all of this stuff via push notifications. Probably not best for Bayern Munich goals, though, unless you like regular disturbances.