Hesgoal: How does it work, and is it Legal?

hesgoal website

Hesgoal is a website that offers free live streaming of football games and other sports. It was launched in late 2016 and has since become one of the most popular free football streaming websites on the internet.

At first glance it might seem attractive to be able to stream all your favourite sports for free.

But there are risks associated with accessing Hesgoal, and you need to carefully weigh up the pros and cons before you decide to use it.

This article will explain everything you need to know.

What Sports Can You Watch on Hesgoal?

Hesgoal is primarily a football streaming site. It streams all major European leagues, including La Liga, Premier League, Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1.

Hesgoal also broadcasts international competitions such as UEFA Champions League, Europa League and World Cup qualifiers for these leagues.

There are also live streams of golf, tennis, F1 and various other sports.

Is Hesgoal Legal?

No, Hesgoal is an illegal streaming site.

Although Hesgoal has a disclaimer stating that they don't actually host the streams, (they only provide links to embed them), that is beside the point. This service is still illegal in the UK and most other countries.

Watching illegal live streams is an infringement of copyright.

It's not jus the website providing the stream that is breaking the law - you would personally be breaking the law by watching it.

So make sure you understand the risks before you access Hesgoal or any other illegal live streaming site.

Of course, most people are never caught or prosecuted, so there is a high chance you'll get away with it. You need to decide whether that's a risk you're willing to take.

But it's not just the legal aspect, there are other factors that you need to consider...

Pros and Cons of Hesgoal


  • It's free to use
  • No sign up or login required
  • You can watch many premium sporting events


  • It's illegal, you would be breaking the law by watching these streams
  • There is a risk of virus and malware¬†which can infect your computer and cost a lot of money to fix
  • The website is not mobile friendly and only displays properly on desktop or laptop devices
  • There are annoying popups and other ads (many of which are not suitable for children)
  • The streams are unreliable and can often freeze or stop working entirely in the middle of a game. Unfortunately, the bigger and more popular the event, the more people will be trying to watch it, and the more likely it is to lag, freeze or die.
  • Commentary is often not in English


How To Use Hesgoal

live football stream on hesgoal

If you have decided to accept the risks and watch a live stream on Hesgoal, you would simply need to visit their website. I would strongly recommend that you have up to date antivirus and security software installed on your computer before you do this!

It's also a good idea to use a VPN so the site cannot track your location.

From the Hesgoal homepage you will see a list of events that they have found live streams for. Click on the one that you are interested in. Close any popups that might appear.

If the stream is working you will see it playing in the middle of the browser, like in the example above.

If the stream is not working, or freezes during the game, try refreshing the page. After a while, if this doesn't work you might need to go back to the homepage and see if there are any other streams available.

Alternatives to Hesgoal

If you have decided not to accept the risk, the good news is that there are many free and legal live streaming websites around that you can use instead of Hesgoal.

Our list of Free Sports Streaming Sites (That Actually Work) will run you through the best options.

Last Updated December 16, 2021

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