Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is the API really free?

    Yes, we offer a free plan that includes data for 12 popular competitions. This plan will always remain free, we promise. We provide additional paid plans if you need more data, more competitions or more API requests.
  • How do I signup?

    You can create a free account here. After signing-up, you'll receive an API Token per e-mail.
  • How do I upgrade my account?

    Once you’ve signed up for a free account, go to https://www.football-data.org/pricing and choose one of the paid plans. You'll have to enter your credit card details to purchase one of the paid plans.
  • I don't have a credit card. Can I use a different payment method?

    Yes, you can pay as well through bank wire (IBAN) or Paypal. Please contact billing@football-data.org for this.
  • How do I downgrade my account?

    You can cancel your subscription at any time by emailing billing@football-data.org. There will be no refunds or credits for partial month of cancellation.
  • Do I need to provide attribution to Football-Data API?

    Yes, you'll need to include a disclaimer "Football data provided by the Football-Data.org API" in a visible section of your app/website.
  • For how long will you support v1 of the API, now that v2 is released?

    I have no plans to discontinue v1, however I advise you to migrate to v2 of the API as soon as possible as new data will only find it's way to v2.
  • Where can I see the list of competitions that you provide in the API?

    You can see the full list of competitions here or download our PDF Coverage document.
  • What should I do if my competition is not in the list?

    Please e-mail me at daniel@football-data.org and I'll try to make this competition available to you.
  • Is it possible to get a custom plan if the fixed tiers do not fit my requirements?

    Yes, you can e-mail me at daniel@football-data.org, so that we can discuss a custom plan.