In this Siteturner roundup, we look at some of the best WordPress sports themes. If you’re building a website for your sports club or team, a community center, or even a sports blog/magazine, one of these excellent themes will give you an inexpensive head start.
We’re looking at two types of sports-related themes in this article. Themes developed specifically for teams and clubs are the most common, and will be what many of our readers are looking for. Any worthwhile club or team theme for WordPress will include features like a points table, fixture and results management, player profiles, and team management. All of the sports club themes on this list offer those features.
The second type of sports theme is developed primarily for use as a magazine, blog, or news portal. There’s fewer of them, but some nice ones do exist. The themes on this list that meet that criteria are SeraMag, Osage, and Jockey from ThemeForest.
We also have a separate roundup of just the Best WP Sports Magazine Themes (like ESPN, SI & Deadspin) of 2017 you might find useful.
We selected these themes manually, and based our choices on both design quality and the depth of each theme’s functionality.
Gusty theme is a perfect match for anyone looking to develop their own online sports magazine (or blog). It looks the part, bringing to mind other high-profile sports publications, and the theme is versatile, providing two homepages, two header variations, and three different blog styles.
WooCommerce is supported, so webmasters can easily set up their own online merchandise store without additional coding and styling. Some handy sports-oriented features are included, too: site admins can manage teams, manage matches, and set up point tables, just like the ones you’d find on most popular magazines.
Gusty integrates MegaMenu, advanced gallery features, and a useful theme options panel for tweaking and adjust colors and typography. It’s SEO optimized and translation-ready (including support for the Polylang Plugin).More Info/Download
WP Soccer is a well-rounded sports theme for WordPress that can be used by clubs, publishers, or both. This versatile sports club theme has a ton of good things going for it, from the excellent, modern design, down to the smallest details. You can even use it to create a magazine, skipping the club and team capabilities entirely.
But club and league use is where WP Soccer truly shines. All the features needed to build an awesome sports club website are provided, whether the sport is soccer, baseball, hockey, volleyball, lacrosse, cricket, or whatever. You name it. Player lists, point tables, league info, player profiles, fixtures, and results are all supported. Implementation is user-friendly for both visitors and site admins.
Tons of options are provided to maximize flexibility, and branding and customization are a cinch. Visual Composer, the most powerful & popular drag & drop page building plugin on the planet, is included for creating and edit complex layouts without having to touch a line of code.
WP Soccer is fully responsive, scaling perfectly on mobile devices, and built on the ubiquitous Bootstrap framework from Twitter.
SEO optimized and translation ready, with plenty of documentation to help you get everything up & running smoothly. If you dig the design, be sure to check out the details page for a more comprehensive overview of the features.More Info/Download
SeraMag clearly was built with WordPress-based sports blogs, magazines, and news portals in mind. It’s 100% responsive and retina-ready, guaranteeing flawless performance and good looks across the full range of mobile devices.
Two header styles are provided, and users can manage teams, players, point tables, events and fixtures. SeraMag supports WooCommerce and is SEO optimized.More Info/Download
Next on our list, we have the WordPress club theme Allstar. This flexible theme was developed with sports teams, sports clubs, and individual athletes in mind. It functions as either a multipage site, or as a single page.
The design is clean and modern, and comes with presets for both football and basketball. Customization is easy, and webmasters have full control over the color, fonts, and header. An easy to use page builder is included for managing and editing layouts.
Allstar is responsive, and retina ready, for display on the latest high-resolution devices. It’s optimized for search engines, integrated with Google Analytics, and translation ready with WPML support.
Demo content is included and set up is fast & easy. The theme supports a number of popular third-party plug-ins, including WooCommerce, BuddyPress, Events calendar, and bbPress.More Info/Download
Perfect for leagues and sports clubs, Kickoff includes a variety of excellent sports oriented features.
Player management is included, and every player profile is updated with every match. Points tables are provided, allowing you to track the performance and manage the points of the team. Kickoff also includes fixture management, and it can handle all the fixtures you want.
Plenty of customization is available on the back-end, and webmasters have control over tons of layout possibilities, colors and sidebars. The theme is responsive and retina ready. BuddyPress, bbPress, WooCommerce, and male chin are all supported.
The code is clean and the theme is built on the latest Bootstrap from Twitter. Well documented and well supported.More Info/Download
Real Soccer is a WordPress sports theme developed for football, soccer and other clubs. Some the most notable features include player lists, league tables, player profiles, fixtures and results.
The theme is versatile, and a powerful backend options panel gives you control over colors, fonts and more. A page builder is included, as well as the impressive Master Slider plugin (free).
Real Soccer is mobile-ready and retina-ready for use on high-resolution devices.More Info/Download
Equipo WordPress Sports Theme
Equipo was designed for use by sports teams – football, basketball, hockey – you name it. The clean, modern design is fully responsive and retina-ready, so it’ll look just as good on low-res devices as it will on high-res devices.
Equipo is both performance and SEO optimized to help you secure a top spot in Google’s rankings. The extensive admin panel gives users lots to tweak, with settings for changing color schemes, fonts and backgrounds. The theme is translation-ready and well documented.More Info/Download
Champion is a WordPress sports theme that brings a lot to the table. It includes five header types, Slider Revolution, fixtures management, points management, and WooCommerce support. The theme is smartly integrated with the essential social networks, and provides functionality for teams & player management.
Visual Composer is bundled free for drag & drop page building, and the built-in admin panel will help you to customize and brand your website.More Info/Download
Goal Club is a sports club theme for WordPress designed with a wide gamut of sports in mind. The theme will lend itself well to anything from football to tennis. The must-have features are all there, like fixture and results management, player/team management, and a points table.
The theme is also integrated with WooCommerce, making merchandise sales a breeze. Built on a solid, fully responsive HTML5 and CSS3 codebase. Goal Club is translation-ready (with support for the WPML plugin).More Info/Download
There’s no doubt that Club Sports is one of the best WordPress sports themes now available. It’s got everything you’re looking for in the way of sports club and team features, including points tables, fixture management, results management, and team/player profiles.
Club Sports is perfectly responsive and supports the popular WooCommerce, Contact Form 7, and WPML plugins out of the box. The advanced settings panel in the admin gives you lots of control over elements like color and typography.More Info/Download
One of the newest sports-related themes on our list, Jockey works best as a sports magazine, blog or news theme. The clean, straight-forward and modern design is 100% responsive and retina-ready so it’ll look good on whatever you view it on. Jockey is easy to install, use, and customize (detailed video documentation is provided).More Info/Download
Sport – WordPress Sports Club Theme
The imaginatively titled Sport theme was developed for sports clubs, communities and teams. This versatile theme is easy enough to customize that it’ll work well for a variety of websites – even community centers and non-profit groups. The extensive options panel gives you control over the theme’s colors & fonts. A bundled page builder allows users to quickly & easily create layouts.
Sport is mobile-ready and retina-ready, SEO optimized, integrated with Google Analytics, and translation ready. Lots of free plugins are supported, like WooCommerce, Events Calendar, and BuddyPress. The premium plugins CleanTabs, Timetable, and Revolution Slider are bundled free.More Info/Download
Osage is a multipurpose WordPress theme that works great for building sports magazines and blogs. It’s retina-ready and responsive, translation ready, and a breeze to customize using the provided backend options panel.
It also supports ad spaces to help with site monetization. Osage is compatible with both WooCommerce and BBPress.More Info/Download
Soccer Club is WordPress sports club/team theme that comes with everything you need: a points table, fixture/results management, player management and more. It’ll work for football, basketball, soccer, hockey, tennis, and any other sport you can think of. Soccer Club supports WooCommerce, WPML and Contact Form 7.More Info/Download
Our final space goes to the responsive Sporty theme. It’s one of the best-selling sports themes for WordPress on the ThemeForest marketplace, and it’s highly customizable thanks to the powerful admin panel. All colors and fonts are changable. The theme comes with a Fixtures & Results plugin and the premium Zeus Slider plugin (free). Easy to use and well documented.More Info/Download
And that wraps up our look at a few of the best WordPress sports themes. We’ll be adding to the list as more stand-out themes come along. Feel free to share your experience with these themes or other sports themes in the comments below.