⚽ Meaning – Soccer Ball Emoji

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The image of a soccer ball is the emoji symbol generally used to describe European football. It can refer to the ball itself, a football game or even a football player, depending on the context. Soccer Emoji can be used to say “The football match is starting!” or to emphasize that a goal was marked during the game.

The Soccer Ball Emoji appeared in 2009, and now is mainly known as the Soccer Emoji.

The Soccer Emoji is a special symbol that looks like a picture (you may see empty box or "X" if unsupported), but really it's a text, so you can easily copy and paste ⚽ emoji. This trick works for most websites (Facebook, Twitter, forums, etc.) and messengers. You can easily paste any emoji into the message in your favorite application, whether it's WhatsApp, Skype or Snapchat - it will work. The only thing that displayed images are slightly different for iPhone, Android or Samsung Galaxy devices.

Soccer Ball Emoji, Apple style
Apple
Soccer Emoji, Google style
Google
Soccer Ball Emoji, Microsoft style
Microsoft
Soccer Emoji, Samsung style
Samsung
Browser / Native
Soccer Ball Emoji, Twitter style
Twitter
Soccer Emoji, Emoji One style
Emoji One
Soccer Ball Emoji, Facebook style
Facebook Messenger
Soccer Emoji, LG style
LG
n/a
ASCII Emoticon

Soccer Ball Emoji details

Symbol to copy
Uncode codepoint
U+26BD
Unicode name
Soccer Ball
Category
Objects / Sport
Keywords
ball, sport, football
Windows Alt-code
Alt+26BD
Decimal HTML Entity
⚽
Hex HTML Entity
⚽
UTF-16 hex
0x26BD
Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ball_(association_football)
Version
Unicode 5.2
Year
2009 (see all emoji of 2009)

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How to type Soccer Emoji

There are number of methods to type Soccer Ball Emoji. Easiest way is to copy & paste, but other methods, like windows alt-codes and HTML-entities (for web sites) are also popular enough.

You may use this Copy and Paste Emoji List to copy/type emoji one-by-one or this Online Emoji Keyboard to write all your message at one time and copy it when finished.

Copy and paste ⚽ emoji

It's very easy to get Soccer Emoji both on computer and mobile without any emoji keyboard installed. All you need is to select, copy and paste this symbol: . Select this like a regular text, and copy to the clipboard. After doing that, switch to another website or application and paste emoji using context menu or keyboard. Hint: use Ctrl/Cmd+C keys to copy, and Ctrl/Cmd+V to paste emoji.

Even if emoji symbol or smiley looks like a black square or question mark, it most probably will be converted into appropriate image by web site or application where you paste it.

To avoid misunderstandings, first carefully read ⚽ meaning and look at ⚽ pictures before sending it to somebody: some emoji don't mean what you think they mean ;-)

Soccer Ball Emoji HTML-entities

HTML entites are intended for using on websites. You can put Soccer Emoji html entity code in decimal or hexadecimal form right in your message, and it will be translated into graphical representation of Soccer Ball Emoji after you submit.

⚽ emoji Alt-codes for Windows

It's easy to type emoji or any other Unicode character with code value up to U+0ffff by it's alt-code in MS Windows. Here are instructions.

  1. Press and hold Alt key on keyboard.
  2. Hit the Plus (+) button on numeric keypad.
  3. Type the hexadecimal Unicode value digit-by-digit
  4. Now release the Alt key and you'll see your character.

Note 1. This method works only for unicode codepoints U+0ffff and bellow.

Note 2. If this trick does not work, you should check some settings in your Windows Registry. If you don't know what the Registry is, please don't try this! Run regedit.exe and navigate to the HKEY_Current_User/Control Panel/Input Method branch. Add EnableHexNumpad key with type of REG_SZ and set it to "1". You may need to log off and back on to enable this input type.