More than play football
Thousands of people play football, from all ages. Even girls play football.
In France, soccer is known as football. Not many people play the American version of football in France. It is impossible to know exactly how many people play football in a given country.
About an estimation from FIFA 600,000,000 peoples play or enjoy soccer in the world. In different ways.
In terms of Soccer (Football) there are over 2 million that play professionally on some level. It is estimated that 2.65 billion people play the game worldwide altogether.
well we dont actually record how many people play football at any place, but im sure the number of people that play football has increase since the 1980s.
According to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA), 57.4 million people in North America will play fantasy sports in 2016. About 77% of those, or ~44M people, play fantasy football. The number of people who play fantasy football outside of North America is negligible.
There isn't a specific number, but very, very, very many people play fantasy football.