What Is the Diameter of a Soccer Ball?


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The diameter of a soccer ball varies according to the age of a player. In professional leagues the average ball is between 22 and 23 centimeters in diameter. Football Bible refers to this type of ball as Size 5.

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What Is the Diameter of a Soccer Ball?
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Once soccer players reach the age of 12, a size 5 soccer ball is generally used in most games, including in high school soccer. In comparison, a size 3 soccer ball is used for young children up until the age of 8, while soccer players between 9 and 11 typically use a size 4 soccer ball. There are also size 1 and 2 soccer balls for young toddlers to play with.

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