When is national soccer day? National soccer day is celebrated on July 28th of every year. It honors and celebrates the most popular global sport.
What is National Soccer Day?
National Soccer Day celebrates the game we love to play and watch. It’s estimated that there are north of 240,000,000 soccer players in the world.
In the United States, it has become the fourth most popular sport only behind American football, basketball, and baseball. Will we ever see it surpass the other sports? I think so! But, there’s no doubt that it has become stronger by the year.
Kudos to the game for providing great life lessons for kids as they develop into adults. The game of soccer teaches us about teamwork, dedication, work ethic, sportsmanship, pursuit of our goals, and so much more!
How to Celebrate National Soccer Day
Are you looking to celebrate this day on July 28th? Here are some things you can do to commemorate this summer day:
- Play Soccer: This is probably pretty obvious but gathering together with some friends, teammates, and family is a great way to honor the tradition.
- Watch Soccer: Watch your favorite Premier League or MLS game on TV. Wind down and soak in the sport on the television.
- Wear Your Favorite Player’s Jersey: Do you have a jersey that you frequently wear? Show it off on this day and let your buddies know it’s National Soccer Day!
- Giveaway a Soccer Ball: Today is a great day to gift someone who loves the game with a new soccer ball.
National Soccer Day Social Media Graphics
If you are a soccer organization, here are three graphics you can use to include as part of your social posts. We designed them so they are all yours!
Interesting Facts About Soccer
We’ll leave you off with some interesting facts about soccer you can share with your audience.
- Soccer is called football around the world except in the U.S., Canada and a few other countries where (American) football already existed.
- The average field player usually runs about seven miles every match.
- University of North Carolina’s (UNC) women’s soccer team has won 21 NCAA national championships since 1982.
- In the 1950 FIFA World Cup, India withdrew from the tournament because FIFA refused to let their team play barefoot.
- The oldest professional soccer club in the world is Sheffield FC which still exists today.
- Referees were not used in official soccer matches until 1881.
- The United States Women’s soccer team has four titles and one runner-up since 1991.
- The most expensive transfer was Neymar from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) for a whopping $263 million.
- A soccer field became known as a pitch due to the slope built into most modern fields.
Frequently Asked Questions
National Soccer Day is Sunday, July 28, 2024.
National Soccer Day is Monday, July 28, 2025.
You should celebrate National Soccer Day by kicking the ball around!