How many football clubs are there in the world?

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How many football clubs are there in the world?


The number of football clubs in the world is difficult to determine as there are numerous amateur and local clubs that may not be officially registered or recognized. Additionally, new clubs are formed and existing clubs may fold or disband over time. However, we can provide estimates based on available data.

According to FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association), there were more than 300,000 registered football clubs worldwide as of 2020. This number includes professional clubs, semi-professional clubs, and amateur clubs at various levels.

Furthermore, UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) is the governing body for football in Europe and it consists of 55 member associations. These member associations each have their own national leagues and numerous clubs participating in those leagues. For instance, England’s Football Association (FA) alone has around 12,000 registered clubs as of 2021.

It’s important to note that these numbers are not static and can change frequently due to the dynamic nature of football worldwide. New clubs may be established, while others may cease to exist.

For further information and specific data related to football clubs, it is recommended to refer to FIFA’s official website ( and UEFA’s official website (

Please note that the phone numbers, email IDs, and other contact details for FIFA and UEFA can be found on their respective official websites. It is advised to visit their websites directly for up-to-date and accurate contact information.

Sam Creed Changed status to publish September 8, 2023
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