How to Make Your Own Soccer Cards

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How to Make Your Own Soccer Cards
Soccer cards can be an entertaining way of increasing knowledge of the game. (soccer shoe image by Daniel Gillies from

Soccer cards are collected around the world and are a way of expanding a person's knowledge of soccer stars. Children are particularly enthusiastic about soccer cards and will swap cards with friends. Making soccer cards requires household items, a computer, printer, photos and information of the soccer stars. Soccer cards can be made and given as a small gift and will mainly, but not exclusively, appeal to children and young adults.

Skill level:

Things you need

  • Cardboard
  • Paste
  • Scissors
  • Paper
  • Desktop publishing program
  • Printer
  • Photos and information of soccer stars

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    Decide on the players who you want to appear on your soccer cards. The cards should include players from a dozen teams or less, rather than being random selections. In this way, you can make up a pack of cards containing players from either the major soccer playing nations or of players from some of the biggest clubs in the world.

  2. 2

    Select thin white cardboard as the backing for your card. This should be cut into rectangular shapes of four-by-two and a half inches.

  3. 3

    Choose photos of soccer stars for the front of your cards. Photos can be gathered from soccer magazines or programmes. Write down the player's names and accompanying information. This information should include the name of the player's club the player, their nationality and a brief biography, which should include their career highlights.

  4. 4

    Cut out the photographs you require, remembering that each photo should fill a card already cut. The cards should be in portrait, not landscape. Paste a selected individual's photo onto one piece of cut card and repeat this process with the other photos.

  5. 5

    Use a desktop publishing program to create a template design for the information on your cards, which should include the player's name, club, nationality and a brief biography. Print out a rough draft onto a sheet of paper to check that you have the correct size for your cards.

  6. 6

    Print out the information of the players. Cut the information from the printed sheets of paper and paste the information onto the back of the cards.

Tips and warnings

  • Soccer cards can be used as content for quizzes, by testing a person's knowledge of individual soccer stars.
  • Do not choose unknown soccer players to be on your cards. The cards will seem more attractive when featuring soccer stars who are globally renowned.

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