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Football is the most popular type of game in Indonesia. The final teenage soccer player himself is required to be able to manage the emotions so as not to behave aggressively in playing the field. Emotional maturity is a state in which the individual can control his emotions unlike previous times, both psychically and in interaction with his environment so that individuals are able to achieve a healthy emotional level. Aggressiveness is a deliberate physical or verbal behavior with the intent to harm a person both physically and mentally, as well as a painful act or method whose purpose is to harm or hurt someone. The purpose of this study was to test empirically the relationship between emotional maturity and aggressiveness in late teen soccer players. This study uses a questionnaire consisting of two measuring instruments, namely the scale of emotional maturity Smitson (in Katkovsky, 1976) developed using the characteristics of individuals who have emotional maturity. Aggressiveness according to Buss and Perry (1992), namely: physical and verbal aggressions, anger and hostility. The population in this study were SSB students with 150 SSB students from Jakarta and Depok as samples. Sampling technique used purposive sampling. Hypothesis test using correlation technique of Spearman Corelation equal to -0,527 minus value means containing reverse direction, significant level 0,000 (p <0,001). These results indicate that there is a negative relationship between emotional maturity and aggressiveness in the final teenage soccer player.