# How many calories do I burn playing soccer?

## You can burn 250-955 calories playing 30 minutes of soccer.

It depends on how much you weigh, how much you’re moving around, and if you’re playing for fun or playing a competitive soccer game. Below is a general estimate of how many calories you can burn playing 30 minutes of soccer.

#### Playing soccer (recreation)

• If you weigh 150 lbs, you can burn approximately 250 calories in 30 minutes.
• If you weigh 200 lbs, you can burn approximately 335 calories in 30 minutes.
• If you weigh 250 lbs, you can burn approximately 420 calories in 30 minutes.
• If you weigh 300 lbs, you can burn approximately 500 calories in 30 minutes.
• If you weigh 350 lbs, you can burn approximately 585 calories in 30 minutes.
• If you weigh 400 lbs, you can burn approximately 670 calories in 30 minutes.

#### Playing a competitive soccer game

• If you weigh 150 lbs, you can burn approximately 360 calories in 30 minutes.
• If you weigh 200 lbs, you can burn approximately 475 calories in 30 minutes.
• If you weigh 250 lbs, you can burn approximately 600 calories in 30 minutes.
• If you weigh 300 lbs, you can burn approximately 715 calories in 30 minutes.
• If you weigh 350 lbs, you can burn approximately 835 calories in 30 minutes.
• If you weigh 400 lbs, you can burn approximately 955 calories in 30 minutes.
Sources:
Ainsworth BE, Haskell WL, Whitt MC, et al. Compendium of physical activities: an update of activity codes and MET intensities. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., Vol. 32, No. 9, Suppl., pp. S498–S516, 2000.
Calorie calculations from equation: (METs x 3.5 x body weight in kg)/200 = calories/minute