Women & The Beautiful Game

The women's World Cup is underway across Canada, so what better time than now to consider how countries rank in regards to their female population's engagement in the Beautiful Game. To do this we're using the most recent data from FIFA's 2007 Big Count.

With the largest female population of the countries shown in the chart, the US also has, not surprisingly, the largest number of registered female soccer players, at 1.670 million. Here in Canada--where our female population is only 11 percent the size of the United States'--we are kicking above our weight, with 495,000 registered female soccer players. As a result, our female soccer players per capita ratio is, at 10.2, much higher than the US' 1.5. 

How do other countries rank within the top ten? Check out our latest viz here.

Go Canada go!