Football Goal Post Dimensions

Goal post dimensions are to conform to the Football Association rules for differing age groups of players. Goalposts can be used on different surfaces, grass, artificial grass surfaces, and even hard surfaces. They will need to be safely fixed to prevent toppling. Folding goals are designed to be quickly brought out for games, so the design is for speed of assembly and ease of storage. Roller goalposts are designed to be left in situ and easily rolled around a pitch for training. Therefore, you will see so many goalpost designs, folding goals, roller goalposts, portable goals in bags, socketed goals with box nets for stadiums and smaller children's goalposts.

Goal Post size Guide
7-8 years of age   -     Format 5v5   -   Goal size 8'x6'
9-10 years of age   -   Format 7v7   -   Goal size 12''x6'
11-12 years of age   -   Format 9v9   -   Goal size 16''x7'
13-14 years of age   -   Format 9v9  & 11v11  - Goal size 21'x7' 
15-18 years of age   -   Format   11v11 -   Goal size 24'x8'
Adults over 18 years of age   -   Format   11v11 - Goal size 24'x8'

For affiliated football games we recommend you contact your league secretary to confirm goalpost sizes that you require for your league before buying football goalposts.

The Football goalpost measurements are important, as the sizes vary depending on the age group that are playing and by the number of people paying.   Another factor that influences the football goal size is the football pitch size. The FA have produced a document that details pitch size information to ensure that fair-play is in operation.

The football goal size of a junior match goal is around half of the size of the adult-sized match goal. The football goal size for the child's match goal is 12x6, followed by either 16x7 or 21x7 depending on their age, whereas the adult football goal size for a match goal is 24x8 

See the football goal post size diagram below which demonstrates the goalpost proportions in relation to the approximate height of an adult and child. 

goalpost sizes
football goal dimension chart    5v5 five a side Goalposts    5v5 futsal goals     7v7 goalposts

11v11 youth goals     11v11 adult goal       Garden Goals    Children's Goals    Quick- fit Goals

Youth Goals     Adult Goals    Folding Aluminium Goals    Stadium Goals    Roller Goals   Metal Goals

Goalposts that pack in bags