Association publishes 2007 demographics report

The Canadian Soccer Association released today its 2007 Demographics Report which highlights the total number of registered soccer players in Canada. Soccer is still the number-one participatory sport in Canada with 867,869 registered players across the nation.
The 2007 report shows a 1.53% increase from one year ago, or an additional 13,119 registered players in Canada. There are 501,359 registered male players (58%) and 366,510 registered female players (42%). Youth players (18 years or younger) make up 84% of the registered count.

Demographics Report | Rapport démographique
The Canadian Soccer Association released today its 2007 Demographics Report which highlights the total number of registered soccer players in Canada. Soccer is still the number-one participatory sport in Canada with 867,869 registered players across the nation.
The 2007 report shows a 1.53% increase from one year ago, or an additional 13,119 registered players in Canada. There are 501,359 registered male players (58%) and 366,510 registered female players (42%). Youth players (18 years or younger) make up 84% of the registered count.
By province and territory, Ontario (44.36%), Quebec (19%), British Columbia (14.23%) and Alberta (10.35%) make up the bulk of Canada’s registration. From 2006 to 2007, Ontario (13,001 new players or 3.49% increase) and Newfoundland & Labrador (985 new players or 9.15% increase) showed the biggest increases.
Last year, Canada was ranked 10th in the world in the FIFA Big Count of registered players. Deutschland (Germany) was first with 6.3 million, United States was second with 4.1 million, Japan was ninth with 1.01 million. Amongst female registration, United States was first at 1.6 million, Deutschland was second at 871,000 and Canada was third at 366,000 (in 2006).

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