The numbers behind the No1 female team sport in England

Sunday 08 Mar 2015
Manchester City celebrate winning The FA WSL Continental Cup
On International Women’s Day we turn the spotlight on women’s football in England.

With England qualifying for this summer’s World Cup in Canada and record crowds attending FA WSL matches, things are in a healthy state at the top of the game.

But there is a lot more work going on to ensure women’s football maintains its position as the number one female team sport in England.

Women’s football in numbers

1: Football is the No1 female team sport in England 

6: England’s world ranking

7: Number of England Women’s teams

18: Teams in The FA WSL

25: Female A Licence coaches

96: Teams in The FA Women’s Premier League

259: Entries in The FA Women’s Cup

927: Qualified female referees

3,756: Players in the England Talent Pathway

8,000: Young football fans attended FA Girls’ Football Festivals and Fanzones

35,000: Qualified female coaches

45,619: Record crowd at an England Women’s match

86,000: Total attendances at FA WSL matches last season

1.3m: TV viewers for the 2014 FA Women’s Cup Final between Arsenal and Everton.

By FA Staff