Soccer, or as we in Europe call it, football, is the most popular sport in the world. American football, hockey and baseball are for example more popular in the U.S., but on a global scale nothing beats soccer. Millions and millions of people around the world love watching a bunch of people kick the ball around along with kicking each other (though that's against the rules) anytime they find the time to do so. Time is not something people have that much nowadays and that's where livescore apps come in handy to keep you in the loop on the latest results of your favorite soccer teams. Today's livescore apps give you so much more than that though, depending on the app of course. I've used tons of apps like these and will share with you what I consider to be the best ones out there. So, let's get started.
5) FlashScore Livescore
FlashScore offers much more than just soccer information, you have access to other sports via this app as well. Sports like: tennis, basketball, baseball, hockey, handball, cricket... and a bunch of other ones. We'll focus on soccer of course. This app offers push notifications and has been rather fast during our testing, both in performance and in timely goal alerts. There are tons of offered leagues for you to choose from, you'll be able to find pretty much anything you want. If you select a particular match, you'll have access to summary, stats, lineups, live commentary, betting odds, head-to-head stats and standings alongside top scorers. This will all depend on the league you choose of course, some less known league might not have every option I've listed here. The app is free to download in the Google Play Store though it has a small banner in the lower part of the screen which is not that annoying.
4) Forza Soccer
Forza Soccer (formerly LiveScore Addicts) is one of those soccer-only apps. The app does a great job with providing you with all the information you need. This app offers you all the basic information you need, like match summaries, lineups, odds, etc. but it also offers detailed push notifications. You can choose events for which the app will notify you, such as goals, red cards, lineups, match reminders, etc. The app also offers video highlights of certain matches for which you can also be notified (when they become available that is). The number of available competitions is also enormous, so you should be able to find for whatever you're looking for, no matter which league / level of competitions we're taking about. This app is also free in the Play Store.
3) Soccer Scores - FotMob
FotMob is yet another great soccer livescore app. The design is simple and yet beautiful and the app gives you a lot of information along the way. Match facts, live ticker, lineups, stats, table, head-to-head, etc. plus push notifications (goals and match start / finish) and even top news from the world of soccer. This app is filled with content and it also does a wonderful job with the performance. I actually prefer the design of this app, it feels most comfortable to use. These are of course some of the functions of the app, feel free to try it out yourself, this app is also available for free in the Google Play Store though it offers in-app purchases. There is a paid version of the app which will set you back $2.44 if you decide to purchase it.
2) Goal Live Scores
Goal.com is one of the biggest soccer-oriented sites out there, if not the biggest. This is their official app and it's extremely fast, as far as push notifications go at least. This app will notify you in seconds after the goal is scored, I was actually amazed how fast it is when I started using it. Unfortunately it is still slower in performance than any other app on this list (at least in my testing), but I just had to list it due to the incredible speed of its push notifications. The app offers all the basics you'll ever need or want out of a live score app, though it doesn't have some extra features other apps provide. It is still a great choice and I use it quite often. The app is free to use.
1) SofaScore LiveScore
And finally... SofaScore. This app, like FlashScore, offers tons of sports for you to choose from (other than soccer of course): tennis, basketball, hockey, volleyball, futsal... you name it. Our focus is yet again on soccer though. I believe this is the most complete app out of the ones listed here. It offers all the stats you might ever need or want in a beautiful package with customizable push notifications along with video clips of goals in certain matches. The app performs great, it is fast and responsive and it even offers text-to-speech option in case you want the results to be read out loud to you. SofaScore also has a small banner at the bottom that I rarely even notice and it is free to download and use, as are all the apps from this list. Note that there's also a SofaScore.com website if you feel like using its functionality on your computer.