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What is the center circle in soccer? Soccer Center Circle

center circle in soccer


The center circle is a lined component of the pitch that surrounds the center mark. It has a radius of 9.15 meters (10 yards) and is used during kickoffs. This center circle is cut in half by the midfield line, also known as the halfway line.


A kickoff is what puts the ball in play at the start of a match, second half, extra time, or after a goal has been scored. A kickoff features one team kicking the ball from a stationary position on the center mark. All players must be on their side of the field during a kickoff. Only players from the team kicking off may be inside the center circle during a kickoff; all opponents must be outside of the center circle.

A coin flip decides who kicks off in the first half. The team who doesn’t kick off in the first half will kick off in the second half. A team will also kick off when they have been scored on.


The center circle in soccer has a radius of 10 yards (9.15 meters). It is bisected by the halfway line, which runs through the center of the field in between the touchlines. The halfway line is anywhere from 50 to 100 yards (45 to 90 meters) long and is located between 50 and 65 yards (45 and 59 meters) away from each goal line.