Sometimes you want to buy a goalkeeper glove for your son or daughter, a family member or a friend and you are not sure about their glove size. This uncertainty is also normal when you are starting in this amazing soccer position and you are not still sure about what size you need. For this reason, we want to give you some suggestions and  guidelines  that we hope will help you to chose the right size for your goalkeeper glove.

Getting the right size is important because it will be more comfortable and it will increase your confidence between the sticks. A common misconception is that the goalkeeper glove must fit tight. But doing so will limit the movement of your hand  and will put greater stress on the materials and lead to premature wear or even splits in the glove. This is not because the glove is defective, it is because you have chosen a size that is too small for your hand.  The glove must fit with a space of half a centimetre between the top of the fingertips and the glove. This way you will feel more comfortable in all the actions of the game and you will make most of its performance.

Knowing more about the different types of palms and cuts will also help you to choose the soccer glove that is right for you. For example if you prefer to have a tight fit sensation, you may prefer a “negative” cut. If you prefer more space, perhaps a looser cut like a “flat” palm or “rollfinger” cut will be better for you. This is all about preferences.  Please don’t forget to visit our section “Your Glove” in order to learn about the different types of palms and cuts on all of our gloves. 

To start, we have put together a chart with some size suggestions based on the age of the goalkeeper; however, these suggestions are based on average so we recommend that you take some extra steps in order to determine your correct glove size.







9 Years

6 - 7


9-12 Years

7 - 8

Teenager/Small Adult

13+ Years

8 - 9

Medium Adult


9 - 10

Large Adult


10 - 11

Very Large Adult



How to determine you goalkeeper glove size?

First, using a fabric tape measurer, measure the longest part of your hand from the tip of your middle finger down to base of your of your palm. You can also trace your hand on a piece of paper and then measure with a ruler the distance between the tip of your middle finger and the base of your palm. 


Second, add 0.5 cm 1.0 cm to your measurement in order to take into account the thickness of a goalkeeper gloved the space that you need to leave between the tip of your finger and the glove. This will increase your comfort and also will prevent, as mentioned above, putting too much stress on the materials which will lead to premature wear or even splits.

Third, don’t forget to measure both hands and go with the hand that is larger.


Additionally you can measure your outer palm to thumb tip.

The tables bellow indicate how our SP goalkeeper gloves approximately  measure. This information will help you to determine the right size for you. Please note that there could be minor  differences between models due to their design and cut, but they are a good reference for you to choose the right size.





17.5 cm

15.5 cm


18.0 cm

16.0 cm


19.0 cm

16.5 cm


20.0 cm

17.5 cm


21.0 cm

18.0 cm


21.5 cm

19.0 cm

Example: If your hand measures 19.5 cm, you need to add 0.5-1.0 cm (extra space and thickness of the glove) to determine the size of your goalkeeper glove. In this case the total measurement would be 20 cm - 20.5 cm. if you look at the table below size 9 (20.0 cm) would be small for you and you should get size 10 (21.0) to wear a glove that feels comfortable.

Please note that the Mussa Strong glove gives more room and the No Goal Zero gives a little bit less room. The No Goal Zero has a negative cut meaning that stitches are on the inside of the glove so you need to have the recommended space between the fingertips and the top of the glove. 

If you have any questions, let us know.  

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