Football participation England 2016-2018

Number of people participating in football in England from 2016 to 2018

by David Lange, last edited Sep 12, 2019
Football participation England 2016-2018Football is not only the most popular sport to watch and spectate in the United Kingdom (UK) and England but also the most popular team sport to participate in, with roughly 2.1 million people in England playing at least twice per month. 44.7 percent of 11 to 15 year old and 31.4 percent of 5 to 10 year old children play football on a monthly basis.

Football nation

Being home to not only the biggest football league but the biggest and most successful sports league in the world, the Premier League, England has many football fans who support the sport with famous clubs such as Manchester United, Liverpool FC, Arsenal FC or Manchester City.

Champions League

Some of these top tier clubs compete in the UEFA Champions League with other high division teams, primarily from the other ’Big Five’ football leagues in Europe, Germany, Spain, Italy and France. In 2018/19, Liverpool came out as the victor, winning their sixth Champions League title that season.
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Number of people participating in football in England from 2016 to 2018

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