Soccer Ball Features
Updated: Feb 23, 2022
Soccer balls are divided into 2 according to their structure:
1- Stitched Soccer Balls
The panels of these balls were usually hand-stitched and attached to each other. Today, machine-stitched balls are also available on the market.
2. Sticking Soccer Balls
The panels of these balls are produced by gluing each other and the layer underneath.
Soccer balls are divided into 3 according to their size:
1- Number 5 Soccer Balls
It is the size of the ball, which is determined by FIFA and can be played by those over the age of 12. Its circumference is 68.5-69.5 cm. is Its weight is between 420-445 grams.
2- Number 4 Soccer Balls
It is the ball size that athletes between the ages of 8-12 can play. Its circumference is 63.5-66 cm. is Its weight is between 350-390 grams.
3- Number 3 Soccer Balls
It is the ball size that athletes under the age of 8 can play. Its circumference is 61-62 cm. is Its weight is between 320-350 grams.
Soccer balls are divided into 3 according to their intended use:
1- Outdoor Soccer Balls
We can describe these balls as the balls used in the matches we watch on television. Its general characteristics are as above and it should have a pressure ratio of 0.8 bar.
2- Futsal Balls
Since futsal balls are used in the hall, they are produced with a special leather and their bouncing feature is reduced. Used as number 4 or 3. It should have a pressure of 0.6 bar and a weight of 410-430 grams.
3- Beach Soccer Balls
Number 5 balls used in beach soccer competitions. Like outdoor soccer balls, it should have a pressure of 0.8 bar and a weight of 420-440 grams.