There are fonts that have been created for just about any purpose you can imagine. Some have been designed with sports or esports (gaming) in mind.
These are perfect options if you’re designing an athletic logo, for jersey letters and numbers, posters and signage, or any other sports-related design project.
Here you’ll find collection of the best sports fonts available. Although they are all ideal for use with sports, teams, games, and other athletically-inspired projects, you’ll see that there are many different styles. Regardless of your needs, you’re sure to find something you like here.
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Many of the fonts featured below are from Envato Elements, so you can see the type of resources you’ll get with a membership. Learn more about Envato Elements here.
The Best Sports Fonts
Now, let’s take a look at our favorite options.
Touchdown is a heavy, blocky slab serif font that is perfect for your athletically related designs. Whether you’re designing jerseys, posters, or something else, Touchdown is a great choice. The uppercase letters are rough and textured. The lowercase letters are clean and crisp versions of the uppercase letters. Touchdown also comes as a web font.
Gamerock is an all-caps font with hard edges and corners, as well as some angled edges. It has a bit of a futuristic feel and could be the right choice for your project. Gamerock is more ideal for use with large text and could be difficult to read at smaller sizes.
Varsity Team is a bold and blocky font that was originally designed for 20-year reunion. It’s an all-caps font that comes with numbers, punctuation, and well over 200 glyphs. This is a great one to have in your arsenal, because it’s highly useful for lots of sports-related designs.
Recons is a fun esports font that is perfect for gaming. As you can see in the preview below, it’s different and will give your work a unique look. Recons was inspired by the type from a sports poster. It is all caps and best when used with large text. A web font is included in the download.
Esporte is an all-caps font with straight lines and angles. It includes numbers and punctuation and is ideal for many sports-themed projects.
Faltige is an all-caps slab serif font. It’s heavy and bold, and outstanding for sports designs. It could be used for branding, titles, or even on uniforms. You’ll find yourself using this serif font often, especially since a web font is included.
Flipper is a unique font that comes in two variations: regular (shown below), and an outline version. There is also an italic variation of each. Flipper also includes uppercase and lowercase letters, symbols, numerals, punctuation, and glyphs. The web font is also included for added versatility.
VTF League is an athletic block display family that includes 14 different fonts. There are seven weights from thin to black, plus oblique versions for each weight. Although the preview image show text in app caps, lowercase letters are provided as well. The package also includes a web font. VTF league was created for sports branding and other similar projects.
Sea Dog is a stencil font that could be used for sports-themed designs, among other things. It’s a big package that includes 16 variations (Sea Dog Swift is my personal favorite). With regular, bold, and italic to choose from, Sea Dog provides a lot of options. A web font is also included. When you’re looking for something that’s a little different than most sports fonts, Sea Dog is a great choice.
Darknight is suitable for logos, t-shirts, and more. It’s all caps and comes with numerals, punctuation, standard ligatures, stylistic sets, and multilingual support. The web font is included in the download.
Rodwick is a heavy all-caps font that works well for jerseys and other sports related projects. It comes with numerals, punctuation, multilingual support, and a web font.
Norwill is a heavy font that comes with uppercase and lowercase letters. Because of the thickness, Norwill or more ideal at larger text sizes. Smaller text, especially with lowercase letters, is a little difficult to read. It comes with numerals and punctuation, multilingual support, and a web font.
Black Squad is ideal for logos and branding and was designed specifically for sports and esports. The package includes uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, punctuation, multilingual support, and a web font.
The College family of fonts gives you a few different options for your sports and academic design projects. It’s bold and all-caps. You’ll get a regular version, outlined version, and a combined version that includes the filled letters plus the outline (as shown in the word “college” below).
Houston is an all-caps sans serif font. It’s versatile and could be used in a lot of different ways, includes sports-themed design and apparel. The package includes regular, double, outline, and shadow variations. You’ll get ligatures, numerals, punctuation, and multilingual characters. Houston could be used for everything from uniforms, to posters, to tickets.
Another font with a very similar name, this one was designed especially with sports in mind. Use it to create a team logo or for many other purposes. It’s an all-caps font with three different variations and includes standard ligatures, numerals, punctuation, and multilingual characters.
Redwing is an excellent headline font, and can be used for many other purposes as well. It comes in eight different weights from thin to black, giving you lots of different options for your creations. Although the preview images shows only uppercase letters, lowercase is included as well. The package also includes a web font.
GR Norch is a sports font created for football, basketball, bowling, athletics, badminton, and others. A noteworthy inclusion in the package is a collection of more than 400 glyphs. It’s all-caps and comes with numerals, punctuation, ligatures, multi language support, and a web font.
Maverick is suitable for team logos, stickers, posters, jerseys, and more. It comes in regular and italic versions, and a web font is included.
Helofone was designed for sports and gaming, including ticket design, brochures, logos, uniforms, and more. It’s all caps and comes in a single variation that includes numbers, punctuation, and a web font.
Dagger is an all caps display font that comes in four different variations. There is a light and a regular weight, along with italic versions of each. The name is inspired by basketball and the creator designed it with sports in mind.
Emerace is unique and could be a great choice, especially for esports and gaming. It comes with uppercase and lowercase letters, and includes numbers, punctuation, and multilingual support.
Sportage uses dynamic shapes and was created especially for athletic and competitive purposes. It includes a few different weights and the package even comes with a second font called Sportage Sans.
Reguilon is a display font that’s ideal for logos, branding, uniforms, and more. There are a total of four variations in the package. You’ll get regular and bold fonts, with italic versions of each also included. The download also comes with a web font.
Sportake is a thick all-caps font that works well for branding, jerseys, apparel, and other athletic projects. A web font is provided.
Solidclaw features a unique design. While it won’t be the right choice for every project, it could be great in the right situation. It comes in regular and an italic variation, and the web font is included.
Sporter was created for logos, badges, packaging, labels, and other athletically related designs. It comes in one weight with lowercase and uppercase letters, numbers, punctuation, multilingual characters, and a web font.
Bornspeed is a bold font that could be used for a lot of different purposes, including sports designs like the fitness poster below. It’s all caps and includes alternates, numbers, and punctuation.
Ballocs is bold and blocky, and was inspired by sports designs. It comes with one weight, uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, punctuation, symbols, and multilingual support.
If you love fonts, and I’m sure you do, what’s better than a big bundle?
This package includes 27 different sports fonts created by BoxTube Labs. This big collection will give you plenty of variety and ensure that you have options so you’re not using the same two or three fonts all of the time. Web font versions are available as an upgrade from the basic package.
This is another collection from BoxTube Labs that you’ll want to check out. There are five different font families included, totaling 61 different variations. There’s not quite as much variety as compared to the previous bundle, but it’s still a great collection at an excellent price. Again, the web font is offered as an optional upgrade.
The third bundle from BoxTube Labs comes with six sporty and athletic font families, for a total of 32 different variations. There are some excellent fonts here and you can’t go wrong with this collection. You can purchase the web fonts for an additional price if you want.
Studio One Four offers this collection of six custom sports font families, accounting for a total of 33 unique variations. This bundle includes Dagger, one of the fonts featured above. You can see small versions of the other fonts at the bottom of the preview image below.
Free Sports Fonts
So far we’ve looked at a lot of amazing options that can be purchased, and most of them at very reasonable prices or through an Envato Elements subscription. There are also some free options available and we’ll showcase a few of the best ones here.
Whenever you’re downloading free resources, it’s important to check the licensing details. Many of them are free for personal use only, which means you can’t use them on client projects.
Soccer League is a really nice heavy and blocky slab serif font. It comes with four variations. Best of all, it can be used for personal or commercial use.
Jersey Sharp is a distinct free sports font that comes in a single variation and is free only for personal uses.
Sports World is a bold slab serif. It includes a big collection of glyphs and can be used for personal or commercial projects.
Octin Sports is a medium weight display font that comes with a single variation. It can also be used for personal or commercial projects.
Friday Night Lights is thick, textured, and outlined. It’s all caps, includes a single variation, and is free only for personal use.
SF Sports Night is reminiscent of ESPN’s font. It comes in eight different variations, giving a lot of versatility for a free font. However, it’s free for personal use only.
62 Dragz is bold and includes a border above and below the letters. There’s one variation and it’s a very bold font. 62 Drags is free only for personal use.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Sports Font?
Unlike some other types of fonts (serif and sans serif for example), there is not exact definition of a sports or esports font. It’s simply a font that was designed or is suitable for use with sports teams and athletic designs. There are many different varieties.
What is a Good Font for Sports?
There are many good options, and it depends on the specific use or the project. We’ve showcased 40 of the best options on this page for your convenience.
What is a Good Jersey Font?
Many of the fonts included in this roundup are excellent choices for jerseys. Most uniforms and jerseys feature numbers and text that is easy to read, with clean lines.
What Size Should Jersey Numbers Be?
A minimum of six inches is recommended, with larger numbers being easier to read.
How Big are the Letters on the Back of a Jersey?
For adults, the letters in the name on the back are recommended to be at least 3 inches high (two inches for kids).