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Best football live score apps for iPhone and Android in 2023

Live score apps provide all the latest information we need on football games as the action happens. Latest scores, goals, incidents, team news and much more.

In years gone by, live radio served a similar purpose, and then there was Football Focus and Soccer Saturday on television but since the boom of smartphones and our current internet age, everything that we need is in our hands, available in an instant.

Even basic mobile phone users will know about live score apps. Their beauty comes in the simplicity of what they do, providing live information on football games in a format that almost everyone is familiar with. They have been around for quite some time now, with several serious contenders on the market, accessible on both iPhone as well as Android.

Whether you are at home, at a live game or elsewhere on the move, these apps deliver what you need.

Some of the apps even hold streaming rights so that you can watch live action, whilst for many they are great companions for having a bet on the football.

Others are stats-heavy and provide in-depth, detailed information on the players, teams, form, league tables and much more.

Here, we provide the benefits of each of the best live score apps available for iPhone and Android and, eventually, give you our number one favourite.

Pep Guardiola on his phone at the end of the game. We wonder which live score app he's checking?
We wonder which live score app Pep uses… (Photo by Conor Molloy/News Images/Sipa USA/Icon Sport)

What are the best live score apps for iPhone and Android?

Live score app 1: Livescore

Although LiveScore has had a significant online presence for quite some time, they are still evolving, representing one the the flagship brands when it comes to live score apps. LiveScore covers a plethora of football leagues all over the world, not just the elite competition in terms of the Premier League, UEFA Champions League, La Liga and Serie A. There are hundreds more competitions available, across the domestic and international game.

LiveScore 360° offers a replay service on the app for its users who choose to download the LiveScore mobile app for iOS or Android, whilst the platform has also been making moves to acquire live streaming rights.

LiveScore has also added a comprehensive news service for all the relevant football updates, including transfer news in and around both windows.

Live score app 2: Flashscore

This app provides excellent coverage with something of a classic look to its appearance. Flashscore's coverage is excellent, again something that the top apps generally share, and this is extended to many sports other than football. For all your game information, as well as betting odds, this is another highly rated option to check out.

Live score app 3: SofaScore

This one has a particular appeal, given its name. Whether you are sitting at home watching football or on the go, its services are available at your fingertips. Sofascore shares many similar features to the other contenders but it does a deep dive into stats and analysis that you may not readily find elsewhere.

The look of Sofascore won't appeal to everyone but it depends on the individual. Check it out and see what you think.

Live score app 4: OneFootball

In recent years, One Football has attempted to evolve the model even further by bringing together comprehensive score updates, with news, features and also live streaming.

They have previously screened football from various nations including Danish Superliga, Icelandic Top Football, Professional Football League of Kazakhstan, Latvian Virsliga, Northern Ireland Premiership, Norwegian Eliteserien, Polish Ekstraklasa, Slovak Fortuna Liga and the Swiss Super League, and that’s just their offering from Europe/UEFA domestic competitions.

Their coverage provides action from other continents and on any given day there will be a variation. On the day of writing, that included Slovakian, Indian and Brazilian games. One Football asks users to register with the live action on a split basis. Some of it is free to view whilst other content requires payment.

Live score app 5: FotMob

Saving the best for last? Quite possibly!

FotMob was created in Norway, where the company retains a significant base but several years later, it has left a footprint all over the world.

For scores, stats, info and significant detail, this app is very hard to beat. It is aesthetically pleasing and is the preferred app of this writer. Whether you need to study a competition, a club or a player, FotMob will have it covered.

Its website boasts that it is trusted by the likes of “Apple, Google, ESPN, Sky Sports, NBC Sports and the New York Times” and it is clear to see why, It also adds that “we are the home of football for millions of fans.”

The app is simple to use, easy to navigate, as well as fun due to the extent of information and detail provided.

It also carries a news service for your preferred leagues or clubs which can be tailored to your personal preference in a similar ‘favourite' option that most of the apps deploy.

Jamal Musiala checking his phone and maybe a live score app
Photo by Icon Sports

What is best app for football results?

We think FotMob is the best live score app for football results, but all of the above are excellent.

Graeme Hanna

A long-term Rangers season-ticket holder and switched-on football writer with a passion for fan culture, Graeme Hanna is a freelance writer who has featured in titles such as The Rangers Review, Glasgow Evening News and Give Me Sport, as well as having a long association with Follow Follow fanzine. He joined Football Ground Guide in September 2023 and stated that Juan Roman Riquelme is the best opposition player that he has seen at Ibrox. Graeme experienced a 36 hour supporters bus journey from Glasgow to Florence for the 2008 UEFA Cup semi-final and has attended games in several European counties with a particular interest in German fan culture.

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