It is my opion that although soccer is viewed by more people worldwide basketball is played by more people worldwide.
About 30 million people play basketball worldwide
The "soccer bible" is a reference to the Laws of the Game, which govern the play of soccer worldwide.
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.
how many people play lacrosse in the united states
millions of people play baseball worldwide.