As of March 7, 2024, the FFF has 247,160 female licenses, a record and a figure “up 12% compared to last year at the same time. By category, women’s football has 12.4% players, 9.6% managers and 13.3% referees,” specifies the body.

In October 2023, the president of the FFF Philippe Diallo announced that he wanted to double this figure in five years and increase the number of female licensees to 500,000.

“It’s ambitious but we can win this bet” the president of “3F” then thought.

Mr. Diallo and Jean-Michel Aulas, his vice-president, a strong man in women’s football within the body, announced in April a plan for the feminization of French football, including a 20 to 25% increase in funding. intended for women’s clubs, which represents between 4 and 5 million euros of annual investments on the part of the federation.

The budget devoted by the FFF to women’s football this season is “15 million euros, including 7 million dedicated to the Professional Women’s Football League,” the body said on Thursday.

The “3F” was recently able to be proud of having achieved, with 30,267 spectators, the highest attendance at home for a Les Bleues match outside the World Cup established at the Groupama Stadium in Lyon-Décines, on February 23, 2024 during the Nations League semi-finals against Germany (2-1).

Also on the occasion of International Women’s Rights Day, the Professional Football League (LFP) revealed Wednesday, in its annual image barometer carried out with Ipsos, that “football had become, for the first time, the sport preferred by women over tennis.

The LFP, for its part, recorded an increase of 900,000 additional supporters in one year, with 6.3 million women now declaring that they support a Ligue 1 or Ligue 2 club.

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