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Soccer ball ⚽ emoji in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Kick a Soccer ball ⚽ emoji into Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook.  Both in Office for Windows and Office for Mac.

To save confusion we’ll talk about ‘Soccer’ not ‘football’ which can come in many types; American/Gridiron, League, Union, Australian and Gaelic.

How Soccer ball ⚽ emoji looks in different Windows fonts.

On Apple devices, the same emoji looks a lot more realistic.

Soccer ball emoji in Apple Color Emoji font

Soccer ball emoji ⚽ codes

These are the important code numbers or values you’ll need to enter the Soccer ball ⚽

Decimal:  9917  Hex:   26bd

Web:   ⚽ or ⚽

(web codes aren’t used in Microsoft Office, we’ve included them for the sake of completeness.)

Word and Outlook

The Soccer ball ⚽  does NOT have an inbuilt shortcut in Word.

Use the standard Word Alt + X symbol shortcut 26bd  then Alt + X

Once in a document you can copy it to AutoCorrect and make your own shortcut.

Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Insert | Symbols | Symbol and look for the  Soccer ball symbol.


In Windows there are several shortcuts to enter the Soccer ball ⚽  character into any program, but they use a numeric keypad, not the number row above the letters.

Alt + 9917  

Window 11/10 Emoji Panel

The Windows 11/10 Emoji Panel has the Soccer ball emoji  Use Win + . (period/fullstop) to open the panel.  Search for ‘soccer’ and the ball will appear, also a net/goal.

See Emoji Panel is part of Windows 10 that totally sucks

Windows Character Map

The Windows Character Map accessory in all Windows releases

Character Map has a search feature, something missing from the Insert | Symbol in Office.

MacOS and Office for Mac inserting Soccer ball ⚽

On a Mac, to enter the Soccer ball ⚽ symbol:

  • Command + Control + Spacebar shortcut to open the Character Viewer.  
  • Search for “ Soccer “ and the Viewer will find the symbol you need plus a net/goal and a stadium emoji.

Despite the name Character Viewer, the Apple system tool will also insert characters into any program, including Office for Mac.

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