Football is our nations favourite pastime and like a religion for many. Long gone are the days where you are restricted to having a Sky subscription to watch the latest matches, or forced to listen to Radio 5 Live for highlights of the latest games.
Thanks to mobiles and the internet you can be kept up to date of all the news and scores in real-time at no cost.
The following apps are the best-reviewed options on the Google Play store and they help keep track of all your favourite clubs much easier and make match day more interesting. It is particularly good for keeping track of the latest scores for your bets and help you decide if you should cash in early. You can then combine this with free betting, tips and odd comparisons services to maximise your winnings.
Onefootball – Live Football Scores, Results & News
1,278,276 reviews with 4.7 rating
Comfortably the best-reviewed football app on the play store. Onefootball provides live updates of scores, results and news for pretty much every team and league you can think of.
It can personalise content for you making sure you get all the news you want straight away and none of the news you are not interested in.
For US users and some EU countries, you can now find out where to watch selected matches from a number of top leagues and competitions. Simply go to the match overview page to find out where the game will be shown in your location.
Football Scores – FotMob
490,932 reviews with 4.7 rating
An excellent alternative to Onefootball. FotMob gives you all the scores, stats, and storylines to keep you up to speed with the world of football. Personalized news and notifications make it easy to follow your favourite teams and players. And lightning-quick live match updates make sure you never miss a moment, no matter where you are.
It replicates many of the features of Onefootball with live scores/commentary, transfer updates and TV schedules. There is even audio commentary in more than 10 languages.
Premier League – Official App
141,330 reviews with 4.4 rating
It’s literally the official Premier League app, need I say more?
While this offers most of the features of other apps, the stand out feature is probably the ability to fully manage your Fantasy Premier League team.
Sky Sports Football Score Centre
78,992 reviews with a 4.5 rating
Sky Sports is a good option for getting video highlights. You get videos of all the goals, you can watch match highlights, check out the latest scores and results and stay bang-up-to-date with the big football stories from Sky Sports News.
Fantasy Football Manager for Premier League (FPL)
81,922 reviews with a 4.4 rating
An alternative to the official premier league app for Fantasy Football. This is not affiliated with the Premier League in any way or their fantasy league, but it is certainly a popular alternative.
BBC Sport – News & Live Scores
66,927 reviews with 4.2 rating
BBC Sport is a good all-round sports app offering you news and live updates from world's biggest events – Olympic Games, UEFA Euros and FIFA World Cup football, Wimbledon, Six Nations plus Premier League football, cricket, golf, rugby league, the NFL and much more.
World Football League
1,459,483 reviews with 4.2 rating
For when you get bored watching the match, you can play football on your mobile. This is one of the best-reviewed options out there with 60 national teams, 60 clubs and a total of 2000 players.