American soccer fan participation

How Many Soccer Fans Play Soccer?

If you’re reading this you’re likely either a soccer fan or interested in speaking with soccer fans. One of the greatest impetuses for fandom is participating in the sport, whether as a child or an adult. So how many soccer fans play soccer?

An overwhelming 83 percent of American soccer fans have either currently play the sport or played it previously. Why is this important? It means fans have a solid educational foundation on which their fandom is built. Whether they support a local team or a team across an ocean, participation in the sport remains an important element in soccer fandom.


Source: GESM Fan Insights 2020

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