12 Websites to Play Football Online to Take the Virtual Pitch


Some call it football, and some call it soccer ⚽. No matter what you name it, it is a sport that unites the world. The love for this sport is unbelievable — not only the sports but the video games too.

We all are aware that the popularity of football games across the globe is just remarkable, especially FIFA. According to Steam charts, FIFA 23 bags a daily active player base of 41,000+ (June 2023). 

But not every gamer wants to download big-bulky football games, play hyper-competitive football or spend big bucks on the game. They just want to sit back and enjoy the game as a pastime. That’s why today I am here with a list of websites where you can play football games online. 

So before we dive into the list, I want to tell you about…

The Benefits of Playing Online Football Games

Today, there are thousands of websites that offer free online football games. What’s more, these websites get a lot of traffic and are exponentially getting more popular. So, the reasons behind their popularity are listed below:

➡️ Fast and Free

Well, in order to play these web-based football games, you don’t need any online game stores like Steam or Epic Games. Additionally, these websites offer free games that you can play right away as you land on the website.

Benefits of playing football games online

Moreover, the controls are not at all complex, and just after playing for a few minutes, you’ll adapt to the control scheme. Basically, you don’t have to spend a single penny from your pocket or wait for the download to complete. Lastly, the games are easy to learn and even easier to master. 

➡️ Perfect Pastime

If you are traveling or just took a break from work and want to refresh or have a pastime, these website football games are perfect for you. The duration of each game is short, and after playing a few games, you’ll feel refreshed.

Casual gaming

Plus, some of the websites also offer multiplayer options, so you can bring your travel partner or friend and play the game together. These games are less competitive and more fun. 

➡️ Anyone Can Play

As mentioned earlier, these games are easy to play, which makes them playable by anyone. The unspoken motto behind these web-based video games is fun, fast, and for everyone. So, not only your friends but you can enjoy it with your family members too. 

Playing games with friends

Hey, why don’t you recommend these games to your parents? They might find ’em cool and even start playing them with you!

So, now it’s time to kick off and dive into the list. Let the whistle blow!


The moment you land on MatchDay‘s website, you’ll be like, “Am I really playing a web-based game?” The interface is advanced and full of animations and 3D images. Moreover, this website is for hardcore football lovers because it is a quiz-based game. In order to score a goal, you need to answer questions. 


As you dive into the website, you need to register; then, you’ll get an email. After that, you have to choose a unique username. At first, the game offers you a free player pack. After opening the pack, your base team will be ready, and you are good to go. 

Then when you start the game, you will be directed to a quiz. What’s more is that each question has four options. Remember, I said this game is for hardcore football lovers because the question asked are not that easy. So are you ready for the challenge? 


First things first for Footstar — you have to log in to the website, either with your email ID or Facebook. In Footstar, you can create your own player and take him on the road to success to become a football star. In the beginning, you have to create a player, choose the role, choose the attributes, and you are good to go. 


This game is pretty cool and very advanced because you can join a club, make a training plan, chat with your teammates, give interviews, and play against people from all over the world. Plus, you can take part in live matches where you can control your player, control the shots and even make tactical changes according to the game. 

Overall, in this game, your aim is to take your player to the road of glory. Moreover, you play as a player and think as a Manager. Don’t forget to train regularly and perform at your best, and lastly, every decision matters. 


If you are looking for a game where you dive into quick action without a lot of bluff, you should definitely try Lagged. It is a collection of one-click football games. So, in order to play these games, you just need to click the mouse.


Moreover, if you are bored with one game, don’t worry; the website offers more than 25 different football games. So if you are traveling or have a 5-10 minute break and are looking for a fun game, Lagged is the best option for you. 

Lastly, all the games can also be downloaded on mobile and tablets. 


With over 100+ different football games, GamesZap has got everything to keep a football fan hooked to the website. The games offered by the website are fit for both kids and adults. You get to play games that feature iconic cartoon shows like Teen Titans Go, Adventure Time, Smurfs, and many more. 


Plus, the website also offers games that feature star players like Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar, and others. Moreover, most of the games are played just by using the mouse. The basic control is clicking and using your mouse for movements. 

It’ll take a lot of time to explore every football game on the website, and each game has its own unique concept. So why not give it a shot? You won’t be getting bored anytime soon. 

Football Games

I mean, you can get an idea of what this website is all about just by reading the name of it. Well, Football Games offers more than 100 different football games. Each game is different from the other and offers varying control settings. 

Football games

Furthermore, some games can be played by the mouse only, while some need a keyboard. The games here offer both single-player and multiplayer options. So there seems to be very less possibility of you getting bored. Plus, with such a wide range of options, your time will fly. 

It will take you some time to explore all the games on the website. So, when are you starting? 

Football 2020 

Want to play a 3D football game on the web? Well, Football 2020, bought to you by Mi9 Games, has got you covered. The best part about the game is that it is developed using Unity WebGL. In the beginning, the control might seem complex, but as you get used to it, the game becomes more fun and addictive. 

Football 2020

Let me tell you about the controls first: Basic W, S, A, and D for movement, Shift for Sprint, Alt for shooting/tackle, and that’s it. Once you get used to it, you can try the tournament mode offered by the game. Overall, the 3D experience of the game makes it very fun to play. 


PlayBelline is just like other websites for football games that bring you a vast library of football games. This library consists of both types of football games – one that needs no skills and the other that requires skills. 


On the website, the most popular football game is “Goalkeeper Challenge,” where you take the role of a goalkeeper and save as many goals as possible. Moreover, the graphics of the games are decent, and some are animated. 

Overall, all the games are decent, and there are many options you can try. 

Super Liquid Soccer

I’ll be honest here; I loved this game. Super Liquid Soccer, developed by Poki, is one of the most fun football games on this list. As you can get an idea from the name itself that the characters in the games have a liquid-like movement. 

Super Liquid Soccer

The ragdoll physics and bobbly movement of the player make this game very engaging. Moreover, the controls are very simple. Basic W, S, A, D for movements, P for sprint, M and L for passing and shooting. 

The thing I loved about the game is that you get free kicks, penalties, red/yellow cards, substitutions, and acrobatic finishes. What else do you need for a web-based football game?


Footballizer has everything you need in a football game. As you land on the website, either you can register and create your own player, or you can just dive into a quick match. Well, the quick matches are of 3 minutes, and the only way to control your player is through your mouse.


Your mouse movement will decide the direction your player moves, and as you left-click the mouse, your player will pass/shoot the ball. However, once you register and create your own player, things get more interesting. 

First, create your own player and your own club based on your preferences. After that, you get to compete with real-time players and climb the leaderboard. The game also offers multiple practice modes to sharpen your skills. Plus, you get multiplayer mode as well, so bring your friends and compete together. 

Top Eleven

Top Eleven is one of the most popular football games, and I’m pretty sure you must have heard about it. Well, in this game, you don’t play as a player, but you take the role of a manager of your club. What’s interesting is that you are being mentored by none other but José Mourinho. 

YouTube video

The game is easy to learn but difficult to master. Moreover, as you progress in the game, the challenges are going to get tougher. Your every decision as a manager matters. As a manager, you have to look for the players’ health, team formation, mentality, tactics, substitutions, and many more.

Phew! Those who think a manager’s job is easy should play this game.  

Football World League Cup

Even today, we all love the thrill of penalty kicks in football. How can we forget the legendary penalty shootout between Argentina and France? I still can’t get over that legendary moment. If you want to relive that moment once again, then you should try Football World League Cup

Football World League Cup

A game that directly dives into the action, you can start by choosing your favorite team. And then you can start by competing in penalty shootouts. So are you ready to compete with the best national teams in the world? 


GamePix offers you more than 100 different football games. just like other football game libraries on this list, each game has its own unique concept and rules. But one thing which is confirmed is that each game will have its own set of challenges. 


You’ll find characters inspired by real stars like Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar, and many others. You can also play games that feature popular cartoon characters as well. So, head over to the website and try out these games for yourself!

Author’s Take

Each website mentioned above has its own unique set of football games. Moreover, some games are just for pastime, while some games can be played for a long time and have a huge set of other features and modes to offer. 

That’s why I have handpicked some of the best and most free web-based football games that serve every requirement. So do check out the websites and bookmark the sites that you like. Till then, I’ll watch the highlights of the FIFA World Cup Finals.

Like playing multiplayer games? Take a look at our picks of the best multiplayer games for Android systems! 

Ritesh Jha
Ritesh Jha
Hey there, I remember back in 2007 when I got my first computer and discovered the wonderful world of gaming through playing Mario. From then on, gaming has been a huge part of my life, and it's crazy to think that it's now my career! I love writing about all kinds of games and making sure my articles are both fun and accurate. By the way, if you ever want to challenge me to a game, I'm up for it!

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