Aug
20
2007
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Football Big Count

Total number of players (in 1000s):

1. Chinese Football Association (CHN) 26,166
2. US Soccer Federation (USA) 24,473
3. All India Football Federation (IND) 20,588
4. Deutscher Fussball-Bund (GER) 16,309
5. Confederaçao Brasiliera de Futebol (BRA) 13,198
6. Federacion Mexicana de Futebol Asociacion, A.C. (MEX) 8,480
7. Football Association of Indonesia (IDN) 7,094
8. Nigeria Football Association (NGA) 6,654
9. Bangladesh Football Federation (BAN) 6,280
10. Football Union of Russia (RUS) 5,803

Total number of players (in % of population):

1. Federacion Costarricense de Futebol (CRC) 27
2. Deutscher Fussball-Bund (GER) 20
3. The Faroe Islands Football Association (FRO) 17
4. Federacion Nacional de Futebol de Guatemala (GUA) 16
5. Federacion de Futebol de Chile (CHI) 16
6. Asociacion Paraguaya de Futebol (PAR) 16
7. Arubaanse Voetbal Bond (ARU) 15
8. Barbados Football Association (BRB) 13
9. Vanuatu Football Federation (VAN) 13
10. Federation Malienne de Football (MLI) 12

Registered number of players (in 1000s):

1. Deutscher Fussball-Bund (GER) 6,309
2. US Soccer Federation (USA) 4,187
3. Confederaçao Brasiliera de Futebol (BRA) 2,142
4. Federation Francaise de Football (FRA) 1,795
5. Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio (ITA) 1,514
6. The Football Association (ENG) 1,486
7. South African Football Association (RSA) 1,469
8. Koninklijke Netherlands Voetbalbond (NED) 1,139
9. Japan Football Association (JPN) 1,045
10. The Canadian Soccer Association (CAN) 866

Registered number of male players (in 1000s):

1. Deutscher Fussball-Bund (GER) 5,438
2. US Soccer Federation (USA) 2,517
3. Confederaçao Brasiliera de Futebol (BRA) 2,115
4. Federation Francaise de Football (FRA) 1,746
5. Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio (ITA) 1,499
6. South African Football Association (RSA) 1,463
7. The Football Association (ENG) 1,389
8. Koninklijke Netherlands Voetbalbond (NED) 1,055
9. Japan Football Association (JPN) 1,000
10. Football Union of Russia (RUS) 835

Registered number of female players (in 1000s):

1. US Soccer Federation (USA) 1,670
2. Deutscher Fussball-Bund (GER) 871
3. The Canadian Soccer Association (CAN) 495
4.Svenska Futbollforbundet (SWE) 136
5. Football Federation Australia Limited (AUS) 112
6. Norges Fotballforbund (NOR) 98
7. The Football Association (ENG) 97
8. Koninklijke Netherlands Voetbalbond (NED) 84
9. Dansk Boldspil-Union (DEN) 56
10. Federation Francaise de Football (FRA) 49

Total youth (in 1000s):

1. US Soccer Federation (USA) 3,907
2. Deutscher Fussball-Bund (GER) 2,082
3. Confederaçao Brasiliera de Futebol (BRA) 1,347
4. South African Football Association (RSA) 1,300
5. Federation Francaise de Football (FRA) 1,034
6. The Football Association (ENG) 820
7. The Canadian Soccer Association (CAN) 716
8. Football Federation de Ukraine (UKR) 659
9. Japan Football Association (JPN) 629
10. Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio (ITA) 557

Male youth (in 1000s):

1. US Soccer Federation (USA) 2,344
2. Deutscher Fussball-Bund (GER) 1,845
3. Confederaçao Brasiliera de Futebol (BRA) 1,345
4. South African Football Association (RSA) 1,300
5. Federation Francaise de Football (FRA) 1,006
6. The Football Association (ENG) 750
7. Football Federation de Ukraine (UKR) 658
8. Japan Football Association (JPN) 604
9. Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio (ITA) 554
10. Koninklijke Netherlands Voetbalbond (NED) 467

Female youth (in 1000s):

1. US Soccer Federation (USA) 1,563
2. The Canadian Soccer Association (CAN) 407
3. Deutscher Fussball-Bund (GER) 237
4. Svenska Futbollforbundet (SWE) 107
5. Football Federation Australia Limited (AUS) 84
6. Norges Fotballforbund (NOR) 83
7. The Football Association (ENG) 70
8. Koninklijke Netherlands Voetbalbond (NED) 43
9. Dansk Boldspil-Union (DEN) 42
10. Federation Francaise de Football (FRA) 28