In this article you will get an answer to the frequently asked question: “how much does a football weigh?”. It is worth mentioning right away that the only correct answer to this question cannot be in principle. That is, to say that a football ball should weigh, for example, 465 grams (not a gram more and not a gram less) is impossible. 

Why is that? Firstly, the international standards governing the parameters of the game projectile do not define the exact weight value, but only the range of permissible values. Secondly, there is a classification of football shells, dividing them into categories depending on the intended purpose. The following categories of balls are distinguished:

  • Balls for big football (size #5)
  • Futsal balls (size No. 4)
  • Lightweight balls for children’s teams
  • Small souvenir balls

Football shells of the 5th size, which is commonly called “standard”, can also differ significantly in weight, since there are special lightweight versions of them designed for the youngest football players or for playing on the beach. However, if we talk about how much a professional soccer ball weighs, then international standards determine the permissible weight of the projectile in the range from 410 to 450 grams.

from 410 to 450 grams – the weight of a standard soccer ball

There are also size 4 balls designed for use on standard-sized football fields. The diameter of their circumference is on average 4-5 centimeters smaller than that of the “five”, which causes a lighter weight of the projectile, varying in the range of 350-390 grams.

A special type of game projectiles has been developed for mini-football and futsal. Playing football on small playgrounds with a hard type of coating imposes additional requirements for the rebound of the ball from the surface, which should be significantly lower than that of a projectile for big football. To ensure a reduced rebound, manufacturers use special lining layers and damping materials in the manufacture of futsal balls, which gives a noticeable increase in the weight of the projectile. Therefore, if the circumference of such a ball is almost completely identical to the size No. 4 for big football, then it weighs 40-50 grams heavier than its “brother”. Interestingly, the weight of futsal balls is comparable to professional shells for big football.

from 410 to 450 grams – the weight of the ball for futsal and minifootball

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Separately, it is necessary to highlight the lightweight versions of balls created for games and training in children’s football schools. It is easier and more convenient to work with such a projectile for the youngest age groups of football players. The most common children’s lightweight models weigh 290 (suitable for the youngest) and 350 grams Due to the reduced weight, the projectile acquires special aerodynamic properties, which makes it unsuitable for adult big football.

Children: 290 grams – up to 8 years and 350 grams up to 12 years

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The permissible mass of professional game projectiles of various categories, along with other parameters (sphericity, moisture absorption, rebound height, etc.), is determined by the standards of FIFA Quality Pro, FIFA Quality and IMS (International Match Standard). The requirements of the first of the listed standards are the strictest, which is not surprising, because FIFA Quality Pro sets acceptable parameters of projectiles suitable for use in matches of the largest tournaments.

The normative values in the FIFA Quality and IMS standards are almost completely identical. The key difference is that for the use of FIFA Quality marking, ball manufacturers have to pay extra to the International Football Federation (FIFA). 

After reading this article, you have received answers to the following questions:

  • What is the permissible weight of standard balls of the 5th and 4th sizes
  • How much should a futsal ball weigh
  • How much does a clothed children’s ball weigh
  • What standards determine the weight of football shells
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