Is American Football Popular in Europe? Here Are the Stats 2023!

Updated on 
January 18, 2023

Ladies and gentlemen, step right up and witness the phenomenon that's sweeping the nation... or rather, not sweeping the nation. That's right! We're talking about American football in Europe. If you're European, American football is like a unicorn.. you've heard of it, but you've probably never seen one in the wild.

But fear not, I written this article fully prepared with the answers. So to give you an answer to the main question..

Is American football popular in Europe?

American football is not as popular in Europe as it is in the United States. However, there are still a number of European countries, such as Germany, France, Finland, Czech Republic and the United Kingdom, where the sport has seen a steady growth in popularity in recent years.

You see.. according to Apnews, NFL alone has around 3.3 milion fans in each UK and Germany. And the numbers are growing quickly!

Statistics report that the number of casual fans is actually much higher. High as 17 milion of fans so there's no doubt that we'll get to the point when American football will get much more recognition in Europe.

So next time someone tells you that you need to move to America in order to experience true NFL - you just have to look around in mentioned European countries!

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