In today’s day and age, mobile phone applications are almost essential to get through daily life. Whether they’re used for photo editing or finding movie times at the local cinema, downloading the latest e-books or simply playing your favourite games, certain apps are an absolute must have.

Sport apps are perhaps the most popular type of application, especially on mobile phone and tablet devices as these also have ‘lite’ versions of websites that are similar to apps. Here are just three of the best football websites/applications around.

Best Football Apps for Android Devices

Italian Soccer 2015/2016

If you’re a fan of your Italian football, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better app than this one. Italian Soccer 2015/2016 is brilliant for those football fans who enjoy watching the likes of Juventus, Napoli and Inter Milan on a weekly basis. However, it’s not just limited to Italian football – you can also keep up with all of the latest European news regarding the Champions League and Europa League.

Essentially, this app allows users to do almost anything. You can watch the latest televised games, read up on the latest odds and team news and much more. In fact, you can even check out live goals as and when they go in – which is much more than British viewers get with the Premier League matches on Soccer Saturday!

Best Football Apps

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Bet365

For both news and odds on upcoming football matches, look no further than Bet365’s app. Previously, the online bookmaker used a ‘lite’ version of the website for their app but they recently released a new, downloadable application which offers a much easier experience on their mobile devices.

Whether you’re specifically interested in Serie A betting, Bundesliga information or the latest Ligue 1 news, Bet365 can keep you up to date on all of the on-goings across Europe as well as the Premier League. In fact, they cover plenty of sports other than football, too. Fans across the globe will be keen to download this app and, who knows, it could be your go-to-guide for sporting news on global events in the future!

Goal.com

For the football aficionado, the Goal.com app is the perfect choice. Users can find out all of the latest breaking news, read up on opinion pieces from some of the top journalists in the country and even specify and narrow down stories to only include certain teams. For example, if you’re a Manchester United fan, you can tailor the app to only show transfer news, press conference quotes and match previews that concern your side.

Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the Goal.com app is the fantasy team game that is available for all users. Nowadays, many players enjoy fantasy sport games – mainly for football and American football. While this isn’t the primary aim of the Goal app, it is a useful little addition to a solid, reliable and functional mobile application.