Soccer ball

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Emoji Meaning

This emoji represents a football and is often used to symbolize sports, games, or a passion for football.

Meaning and explanation


The ⚽ emoji represents a classic, patterned football.


One of the most universal symbols for sports and games, the football emoji ⚽ represents the sport of football (also known as soccer in the US), which is popular around the world. It can be used to express the game, soccer teams, sports in general, or even the idea of teamwork and cooperation.


The soccer emoji ⚽ was introduced as part of Unicode 5.2 in 2009 and included in Emoji 1.0 in 2015.

How to use

This emoji can be used in a variety of contexts. Here are some examples:

"Big game tonight! ⚽"
"Practice after school. ⚽"
"I love soccer! ⚽"


The ⚽ emoji is closely related to other sports-related emoji, such as the basketball emoji 🏀, baseball emoji ⚾, and rugby football emoji 🏉. Each of these emoji represents a specific sport and is often used to refer to games, teams, or players in that sport. While the soccer emoji ⚽ is specific to the sport of soccer, the meanings of the other sports emoji can vary depending on the context. It's important to note that different countries use different terms for "soccer. For example, in the U.S. and Canada, "soccer" refers to a completely different game (represented by the 🏈 emoji), while in most other countries, "soccer" refers to the game known as "football" in the U.S., represented by the ⚽ emoji.

Other names

The emoji is also known by the following names.

  • Football
  • Soccer

Popular name:


Emotional Classification

First, we take a look at the basic emotion, the core of the emoji's nature. Then we will look at the secondary emotions that the emoji can evoke in us.

Basic Emotions
  • Joy
  • Surprise
Secondary Emotions
  • excited
  • enthusiastic
  • hopeful

Examples and how to use

In this section, we examine the emotional impact of emojis. We will use examples to show how emojis can evoke different emotions in the reader depending on the context.

Basic emotion example

Today is game day! ⚽🏆

Associated feelings
  • enthusiastic
  • glad
  • attentive

Basic emotion example

My heart beats for football. ⚽❤️

Associated feelings
  • enthusiastic
  • glad
  • in love

Basic emotion example

We lost, but we keep fighting. ⚽💔👊

Associated feelings
  • angry
  • disappointed
  • combative
General Information
Unicode-NameSoccer Ball
Apple-NameSoccer Ball
Category Activities




Keywordsball, soccer
Unicode-Version Unicode 5.2
Emoji-Version Emoji 1.0