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According to a survey conducted by FIFA in 2006, [22 ] approximately 270 million people around the world are actively involved in football, including players, referees and those technical staffs . Of these, 265 million playing professional football , semi - professional or amateur , considering both men , women and youth from junior batches . This represents about 4 % of the population . Confederation with the highest percentage of people involved in football is CONCACAF , with 8.53 % of the population . At the opposite pole are the AFC, with only 2.22% . UEFA has a rate of 7.59 % to 7.47 % CONMEBOL , OFC of 4.68 % and the Confederation of African Football 5.16 % . There are over 1.7 million teams worldwide and approximately 301,000 clubs .
The country with the most active players (except lots of youth ) is China , which has 26.1 million players. Other countries that follow are : United States (24400000) , India (20.5 ), Germany (16.3 ), Brazil (13.1 ) and Mexico ( 8.4). On the other hand , there are areas with less than 1,000 players such as Montserrat , with only 300 players , British Virgin Islands ( 658) , Anguilla (760 ) and Turks and Caicos ( 950).