Number of registered football players in Finland 2015-2020

This statistic displays the number of registered football players in Finland from 2015 to 2018, with a forecast up to 2020. The player numbers peaked in 2016 at 140,377 players. As of 2018, Finland had approximately 136,200 registered football players. For 2020, the Finnish Football Association aims to increase the number up to over 159,000. Football is a beloved hobby sport in Finland, but, despite the fairly high number of registered players, falls behind ice hockey in popularity as professional spectator sport.

Number of registered football players in Finland from 2015 to 2018, with a forecast up to 2020

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Source

Release date

May 2019

Region

Finland

Survey time period

2015 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* The figure refers to the target of the Finnish Football Association for 2020.

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