CUSTOM BALL & SPORTS EQUIPMENT SPECIALISTS

GK Glove Size Guide

We have the same sizes as other regular brands, and the majority of goalkeepers know what they prefer. The adult gloves range between size 7-11, while kids gloves range between size 3-6. Every goalkeeper has individual preferences and knows what fits them in regards to whether they like a loose or tight glove. The former Mexican national team goalkeeper, Jorge Campos, was famous for preferring big gloves, while the legendary Peter Shilton preferred tight gloves. Generally, adult goalkeepers choose the sizes 8, 9, and 10. 

Average size guide for goalkeeper gloves
Size Age/Size Height
3 4-6 years 4'0"-4'03"
4 6-7 years 135 cm (-4’5”)
5 8-9 years 135-145 cm (4’5”-4’9”)
6 10-11 years 145-165 cm (4’9”-5’1”)
7 Large kid or youth 157-165 cm (5’2”-5’5”)
8 Small to medium adult 165-174 cm (5’5”-5’9”)
9 Medium to large adult 175-183 cm (5’9”-6’0”)
10 Large to extra large adult 184-189 cm (6’0”-6’2”)
11 Extra large adult 190cm- (6’3”-)


NOTE! Be aware that the aforementioned table is based on the average size and should therefore only be used as a basic guide when you buy your gloves.

 

Properly Sizing Goalie Gloves

1. This can take a little work because hand sizes will vary from goalkeeper to goalkeeper. There are not only small size variations between manufacturers but also between less expensive training or practice gloves and game gloves as well as Jr. and adult sizes.

Note: It is advisable for goalkeeping gloves to be a smidgen bigger than the hand size. The fingers of a goalie should not reach all the way to the very tip of the glove nor should they be surrounded by so much space as to make the glove floppy. If there isn't a ruler available, a good rule is to look for 1/4" to 1/2" over the end of your fingertip, or the length of a thumbnail.

*Below is advice for guessing size in a more efficient way. If there's no soccer store available in your area where you can try on a pair, here are a couple of commonly used methods of determining the proper size.

Choice 1* : Measure the area of the largest part of the palm without the thumb. Increase to the next highest inch. Add an extra inch to that measurement, and you will have your correct glove size.

Choice 2*: Take the measurement of your hand from the end of your middle finger to the spot where your thumb connects with your wrist. Your size should be rounded up to the higher inch. Increase the measurement by 1 inch to figure out your glove size. For instance, 7.5'" rounds up to 8", and adding 1 gives you 9". If your hand is 7 3/4", then, you'd wear a size 9.

2. After measuring both of your hands, order the size to fit the largest one. When trying to figure what size a keeper's gloves should be, note that the finger should be no less than a inch and ideally a full inch from the top of the glove. The two Measurements should match.

3. Be aware of the following Measurements for Glove Sizes

* Junior Size 4 or 5 - For a small size goalkeeper. This is for children aged 7 to 9. Size 5 usually will accommodate a Height of 4'6" to 4'8" inches. * Junior Sizes 6 and 7 - Youth goalies of medium to bigger size build. Ages 10 to 12. 4'10" in Height or Size 6 to 5'0" in Height or Size 7. * Adult Size 7 - Small adult or broad youth keeper. * Size 8 fits a smaller or medium sized adult goalkeeper. 5'2" to 5'4" in Height.

* Size 9 fits a medium sized adult goalie. 5'4" to 5'7" in Height. * Size 10 - For a grownup keeper who wears a medium to large size. 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet ten inches.

* Size 11 - large size goalkeeper 5'10" to 6'1". * Size 12 - Big keeper. Somebody who is about 6'4" with extremely large hands