Soccer Stars Tips

Want to become a Soccer Star? Here are some of our top tips to help give you the edge over your opponent, in our new mobile game. Haven’t played Soccer Stars yet? You can download it on Android and iOS.

Two-touch control

Using one finger to control a player near the sides of the pitch can be difficult on smaller screens – so use a second finger! Tap and hold on the player you want to use, and then tap and drag with another finger to control aim and power. You can practice this in the Tutorial, which you can find in the Settings menu.

Use multi-touch control when using a player near the side of the field.

Use multi-touch control when using a player near the side of the field.

Don’t cross the line!

If a player crosses the goal line, they get automatically repositioned a little distance from goal. This is to stop players simply packing the goalmouth with players and stopping the action. So, if you’re repositioning your players, judge the power carefully so you don’t send them over the line and leave an open goal.

On the other hand, if your opponent has everyone on the line, send one of your own players smashing into them to clear them out!

You can put players on the goal line... but if they cross it, they'll be repositioned away from goal.

You can put players on the goal line… but if they cross it, they’ll be repositioned away from goal.

Don’t just blast it

A mistake that new players make is going for a max power shot, every single time. This can really work against you: the harder you hit the ball, the more difficult it is to judge where it’ll end up. Going “full power” could mean that the ball ends up running free and giving the other team an easy tap-in.

Unless you’re sure that full power is the only answer, try to gauge your move carefully instead.

Full power can cause you to lose control and give the other team a chance.

Full power can cause you to lose control and give the other team a chance.

Good positioning can win you the game

Just like real soccer, keeping your players in useful positions can be the difference between winning or losing. Soccer Stars is all about balancing attack and defence – and having your players bunched in one place, out on the side of the pitch, is going to lead to a quick goal for the opposition.

Here's what happens when you leave your goal completely undefended.

Here’s what happens when you leave your goal completely undefended.

You don’t always have to play the ball

Just because you can hit the ball doesn’t mean you have to. In some cases, the smartest move will actually be away from the ball, as you can use your turn to shift a defender into a good blocking position or bump an opposition player out of the way.

If the ball is safe, it sometimes makes sense to leave it there.

If the ball is safe, it sometimes makes sense to leave it there.

Kick-offs are important

You can’t score straight from the kick-off – it’s a foul, and your opponent gets the turn instead. However, you can get the ball very close to goal, and make it awkward for the other team to dig it out.

One thing to remember though: a match of Soccer Stars can be lost with a bad kick-off. If you play a poor shot, it can leave the other team with a clear line to your goal and you could be 1-0 down before you’ve even really got started.

There are lots of good ways to kick-off... but also some bad ones.

There are lots of good ways to kick-off… but also some bad ones.


Soccer Stars combines strategy with physics-based play… and the best way to up your skills is to play lots of matches. Get used to the way the ball bounces off the side of the pitch, and experiment with different formations until you find one you’re most comfortable with. Practice won’t make you perfect… but it’ll certainly make you a lot better.

Got another Soccer Stars tip that you think should be in here? Add it to the Comments below!

Don’t forget to follow the official Soccer Stars Facebook page for all the latest news and tips on the game.

Download Soccer Stars now for Android and iOS

Brazil win this match... but who will win the World Cup?

Brazil win this match… but who will win the World Cup?

49 replies

  1. Why have you made the friends game Facebook only!!?? My mate that I played pool with now can’t play this as he’s not on Facebook ?? We both have miniclip ids so why can’t these be used???!

  2. search miniSoccer for the online version on – i think its in beta but its pretty similiar to soccer stras except you use your keyboard. try it.

    • Yeah, miniSoccer works, but still, why not have the game for PC? Not everybody has those touch-screen devices, you know!

  3. why only on androids?? and now i can’t login with my miniclip id and thats not the worst part , I DON’T HAVE FACEBOOK ID

  4. We also have Miniclip ID’s in our family who all love playing 8 Ball Pool. Why oh why do you make a Facebook login the only login choice for your great Soccer Stars game??? Please amend this requirement soon and release an update that uses Miniclip ID. Maybe then we can all continue to endorse and promote your great games instead of having to publicise the flaws like this?

    • If you go to the search block on the top right hand corner of the screen, it doesn’t work. You need to add friends by clicking the “Add Friends” button on the bottom of the screen…

  5. Suddenly I can’t login using Facebook and can only play as guest-how can I login to my account as I have thousands of coins on my account and can’t access them!

  6. I have problems in this game just like 8ball. It always reverse my moves when playing. I thought it was connectivity but I am starting to doubt. Recently I won 2 goals game with 3 goals. I also took screenshot that I can forward you if you need it. Please rectify this error. I am so addicted to it such that even though I am pissed with the above mentioned issues I find myself running back to it over and over again. But I managed to let go 8ball because of time out and reversing my shots.

  7. I left Facebook because there is no use for me in my life. Now i can’t Play Soccer Stars with my Friends …
    Facebook does not only connect People!
    Please activate the Miniclip ID Login for us, who can also live without FB!
    Greetings from Dortmund

  8. Why is it that when i’m playing a tournament and we are drawing and the time runs out i end up loosing?help it’s driving me nuts!!thanks

  9. Hi,
    I can’t seem to play against my friends who do not appear in the list that shows after your tap “Play with friends”.

    My new friends have joined the game after I invited them but we can’t play against each other. PLEASE HELP!

  10. When I am playing usually I touch my phone’s screen and open Facebook or Twitter. It happes during a game like if the button of Facebook or Twitter are conming from the last menu. So I cant move my player over that area because open Facebook or Twitter and I lost my time and coins. I lost 100k coins today.

  11. How to reset my progres
    Ihave connect my account to gmail but i want now reset it and start from zero in game but on least gmail tnx

  12. I play the game on my PC. Few times i played e.g. Russia, result was 2-1 for opponent, i score, result is 2-2 then, and game showed that i lost ?????
    Also, that happens few times on Brasil or Africa, result was 1-1, i score 2nd goal, and i lost?????
    Could you explained me that, please? Do you have some situations like offside, or something?
    I don’t want to lose game for no visible reason.
    Thanx, Regards

  13. Why would you allow players to consistently keep knocking their opponents out of the goals to end up with an empty goal? That takes the fun out of the game. It’s ridiculous half the players only know how to score by trying to hit team out of the goal. In real soccer this would be a FOUL. Also, why in the tournaments the player with the least time wins? that is so STUPID. It should be the team with the most goals!

  14. What do i do if i’m out of coins and money, now i have 0 cash, 0 coins and i don’t wanna wait for free coins. Is it possible to refresh an account? That would have no con at all. Just to prevent you from giving up like i’m thinking

  15. I played this game on android with my Google account. Now i have an iPhone and i cant play with my old account on it. How can i transfer it to miniclip account?

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