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Over 40 000 licensed Floorball players in Finland – 14.02.2007

In January 2007 the amount of licensed Floorball players in Finland for the first time passed the boundary mark of 40 000. The exact number in the end of January was 40 194 licensed players.

There has been a 4-6 % growth in the amount of licensed players during the recent years in Finland and the amount of licensed players have increased in all seasons but one during the history of the sport.

Floorball is also very popular as a recreational sport in Finland. According to the latest national sports research 354 000 Finns spend their time with Floorball and Floorball is the most popular team ball game amongst adults and the second most popular team ball game amongst under 18-year olds.

Licensed players in Finland 1986-2007:

1986 45
1987 220
1988 709
1989 1301
1990 2409
1991 3810
1992 5730
1993 8019
1994 10 122
1995 12 768
1996 17 993
1997 22 943
1998 25 330
1999 28 875
2000 28 680
2001 31 109
2002 32 273
2003 33 799
2004 35 430
2005 36 923
2006 38 995
2007 40 194 (31.1.)

     Licensed players in top 4 countries:

     1. Sweden: 132 795 (season 05/06)
     2. Finland: 40 194 (31.1.2007)
     3. Switzerland: 28 967 (season 05/06)
     4. Czech Republic: 28 291 (season 05/06)

     All the received statistics from season 05/06 can
     be found
here


Katharina Ecklebe, Unihockey-Portal.de