The holiday season is here! If you are looking for the best gifts for that soccer fanatic in your life, look no further. Check out our picks for the the 10 must have gifts for soccer fanatics this holiday season below. Enjoy!
1. FIFA 18
$59.99 | easports.com
The Futsolo team encourages players to get outside and play ball as much as possible. But in the event that there is 3 feet of snow outside, FIFA is the next best option. From the variety of game modes on offer and how everything's presented, to the constant updates in FUT's Team of the Week, Daily Objectives, and discussion of real-world happenings in commentary, FIFA 18 captures the world of football and confidently translates it into a video game. We don’t like promoting video games, but if you HAVE to buy one, FIFA 2018 is it.
2. Futsolo Sidekick Training Ball
$54.99 | futsoloexperience.com
The Futsolo is a must have for every rising soccer player because it allows players to train game-like situations anywhere they go, by themselves (which is pretty neat). The training ball spins freely on an adjustable cord allowing players to practice receiving the ball with all body parts, so they will have no excuse not to control the ball come game time. Plus it comes with tons of training guides, videos, and resources to enable players to reach their full potential on the pitch. The Futsolo also comes with a free ball pump & a swag bag, making this the ultimate gift on this list.
3. Neymar Jr PSG Alternative Jersey
$106.00 | Shop.psg.fr
Neymar Jr.‘s record-breaking transfer to Paris Saint-Germain has been one of sport’s biggest news stories this summer. Since the deal — valued at around $263.5 million USD — was completed, the Brazilian international has become the face of his new team with the ex-Barcelona man now unveiling the club’s sleek new all-black third kit.
The kit comes with a tonal camouflage pattern, as well as a white stripe along the shoulders and arms that includes a lattice detail in reference to the city’s iconic Eiffel Tower. Nike has also made sure that the kit incorporates some of the brand’s best technologies, including Nike Aeroswift, to enhance fit and feel, and a black stripe along the side of the kit that expands when a player is in motion to maximise ventilation.
4. Football Clubs Of Great Britain
$37.00 | Popchartlab.com
This cartographic kicker pinpoints English, Scottish, and Welsh football clubs, from Arsenal and Manchester United to Celtic and Rangers to the New Saints and Bangor City—a top-flight tallying of over 120 associations in total. Featuring hand-designed emblems inspired by the colors and elements of each club’s official escutcheons, this world-cup-worthy wall art is guaranteed to be a GOOOOOOOAAAAAALLLL for any footie fan.
5. Topya! For Players
FREE | topya.com
Topya is a video-based mobile app that motivates and inspires players to new levels of skill and creativity!
You are able to watch instructional skill videos from real pros and coaches, and upload a video of yourself performing the skill or move! Get helpful feedback from your virtual coach and earn points and badges as you accomplish skills. The TopYa! Skills Academy makes becoming a better player fun!
Feeling creative? Invent your own moves and show them off with Freestyle Challenges! Challenge other players from all over the world and compete under the required time to determine the winner. Players can share their best Freestyle Challenge videos with fans, friends and family using Highlights on TopYa!
Watch other players' skill and challenge videos and Vote for your favorites to see how they're trending on TopYa!
6. Soccer Luggage Tag
$3.50 | Flip-Turn-Tags.com
This one is a hilarious gift for that rambunctious defender on your team. These tags are made from reinforced plastic, with the image imprinted on it. The colors are vibrant and the finish is a high gloss. Excellent for gear bags or luggage! Show your pride! Included is a handle for easy and secure connection to your bag. Add your name or the name of your team to the back for no additional charge.
As you accomplish skills and compete in challenges, you earn points and badges. The more points and badges you earn, the higher you will climb on your age, gender, or global Leaderboard!
7. Nike Mercurial Superfly V CR7
$324.99 | soccer.com
These boots are fresh! Designed to pay tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo's time at Real Madrid. The Cut to Brilliance Mercurial pays tribute to Ronaldo's growth and dominance with Los Blancos, making a name for himself as one of the best players in the world. The colors in the threads are to represent light refracting through a diamond, while the pattern on the upper is a tribute to the Vapor VI and Superfly II that he wore at Real when he first signed.
A redesigned Flyknit upper molds to the foot for that close, sock-like fit you crave while a soft Dynamic Fit Collar hugs the ankle and keeps you locked in. New speed ribs wrap your foot to keep you planted and stable while providing a control surface all over the upper. By varying the size of the ribs, Nike was able to create larger surfaces on certain areas of the upper to help you get more control on shots and passes.
An entirely redesigned outsole forms to your foot, giving you a more comfortable ride and reducing the weight by over 40%.
Get’em while they’re hot!
8. USA Flag
Sportsflags.com | $29.95
The USMNT has not been doing well this year, especially when their fate was sealed as they finished fifth in CONCACAF's Hexagonal round, out of the running to qualify for Russia 2018, but you still have to support your nation! Go Team USA! This 3'x5' United States Soccer Team flag is made from durable polyester material. This licensed U.S. Soccer flags make a great gift as well! These flags are perfect for tailgating, indoor or outdoor display. The left edge of the flag has two brass grommets for hanging. Don’t forget to browse our blog for more information on the USMNT.
9. TeamSnapp App Subscription
FREE | Teamsnap.com
Being a team manager or coach of a youth team sounds awesome, but there is a lot more work that needs to go into than you might think. You have to deal with no-shows, unpaid fees, organizing game times & locations, communicating with parents and players, etc… and soon you might realize that you didn’t sign up for all of this. Being a manager or coach is supposed to be fun, right? That’s why Teamsnap has created a team management app [and web] that will save you a ton of time and heartache. Teamsnap allows you to organize your team schedule and track payments and team availability. You are also able to message the entire team via email or text, get real-time updates, and store the all the contact information you need in one place. If you are a manager or coach of a youth team, Teamsnap is a must.
10. Franklin Sports Backyard Foot Golf Set
$32.99 | FranklinSports.com
If you want to spend some time with your family & friends while knocking back a couple of drinks, this is the perfect gift. This is the ultimate game that you can set up in your own backyard to get your kids off of the iPads, snapchat, Instagram, and TV… outside. Invite your friends & family over to head outside with your soccer golf set and let the competition begin!
About The Author:
Our coaches were never the biggest or fastest, but we all still earned our way to play Division 1 and went on to play at a professional level.
It's because we spent countless hours training the drills we'd come up with on our own, playing street soccer with friends using laundry baskets as goals, and being students of the game on every team we played on.
It all started when the inventor, Ryan Maina, was just a kid. Ryan grew up in Kenya and loved to play soccer (I mean... football) with his friends and family. He would walk miles to the "field" which was an empty lot filled with dirt and weeds. His older brother dominated him on the pitch which sparked his creativity and hunger to become better at the game.
Ryan designed a ball out of paper, rubber, and thread would find on the street, and tied it to a string so he could practice on his long walk to and from the field every day. He eventually surpassed his brother and went on to play professionally in Kenya.
He was able to bring his idea to life when he moved to the United States. The first prototype was made out of an elastic underwear string. He was persistent and after years of trial and error, the Soccer Sidekick, now known as the Futsolo was brought to market. Check out the video below:
Are you ready to take your game to the next level? If you are serious about taking your game to the next level, or just want to have fun while getting extra touches on the ball, get yours today.