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VGPolyglot said:
Barozi said:

pretty much. All other teams sports combined don't even come close to football, in both spectators and players.

Football has 7,000,000 players
Handball has 750,000 players
Volleyball has 430,000 players
Basketball has 200,000 players
Hockey has 82,000 players
American Football has 55,000 players
Ice Hockey has 25,000 players
Baseball/Softball has 23,000 players
Rugby has 14,000 players

7,000,000 players? The vast majority of them have got to be amateurs, right?

Of course.



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Errorist76 said:
VGPolyglot said:

7,000,000 players? The vast majority of them have got to be amateurs, right?

Of course.

It still sounds very high to me, that's like 1 in every 11 or 12 people being registered football players.



VGPolyglot said:
Errorist76 said:

Of course.

It still sounds very high to me, that's like 1 in every 11 or 12 people being registered football players.

He was using the number of registered DFB members, the German Football Club. It’s over 7 million, which includes elders and women of course.

I assume you don’t have to actively play to be a member though.

Germany is crazy for football. 



VGPolyglot said:
Barozi said:

pretty much. All other teams sports combined don't even come close to football, in both spectators and players.

Football has 7,000,000 players
Handball has 750,000 players
Volleyball has 430,000 players
Basketball has 200,000 players
Hockey has 82,000 players
American Football has 55,000 players
Ice Hockey has 25,000 players
Baseball/Softball has 23,000 players
Rugby has 14,000 players

7,000,000 players? The vast majority of them have got to be amateurs, right?

It's the country with the most registered players.



HomokHarcos said:
VGPolyglot said:

7,000,000 players? The vast majority of them have got to be amateurs, right?

It's the country with the most registered players.

China needs to step up their game!



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BTW 2017 over 8000 new Syrians and Afghanis newly registered at the DFB :)



HomokHarcos said:
VGPolyglot said:

7,000,000 players? The vast majority of them have got to be amateurs, right?

It's the country with the most registered players.

Didn’t even know that...haha. Although I assume a number of them are just professional couch players ;)

How big is Ice Hockey in Canada? It’s your national sport, right?



Errorist76 said:
HomokHarcos said:

It's the country with the most registered players.

Didn’t even know that...haha. Although I assume a number of them are just professional couch players ;)

How big is Ice Hockey in Canada? It’s your national sport, right?

Yeah, a few million more than anybody else. (However that's the amount of people playing for organized clubs, other countries might have more if you count people just playing on the street.)

2% of Canadians are registered players. But with how expensive equipment can be many people just play road hockey. As a spectator sport it's very popular. Half of Canada watched the gold medal game in 2010. The NHL is also the most popular sports league in Canada with the Stanley Cup Finals receiving high ratings.



I think the big issue is that it is in Korea. If it was in Canada again during the hockey season, I am sure they would join.

Still Germany typically does really well in the winter olympics regardless, so it isn't too big of a surprise.



Farsala said:
I think the big issue is that it is in Korea. If it was in Canada again during the hockey season, I am sure they would join.

Still Germany typically does really well in the winter olympics regardless, so it isn't too big of a surprise.

Last time they got a medal was 1976....my year of birth.