Barcelona Femeni vs Wolfsburg Women attendance record Camp NouGetty

What is the women's football attendance record?

Women's football is playing catch-up with the men's game, but positive strides have been made in recent years as investment and interest grows.

The scale of the growth can be charted in attendances at fixtures and the world record for a women's game was smashed twice in 2022, with fans of Barcelona in particular helping to surpass a high-point that had stood for 23 years.

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So what is the record attendance for a women's football game? GOAL takes a look at the biggest sold-out games in the history of the sport.

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What is the women's football attendance record?

The world record attendance for a professional women's football match is 91,648.

It was set on April 22, 2022, when Barcelona Women played Wolfsburg Women in the UEFA Women's Champions League semi-final at Camp Nou.






Barcelona vs Wolfsburg


Camp Nou, Barcelona


Barcelona vs Real Madrid (2022)


Camp Nou, Barcelona


USWNT vs China (1999)


Rose Bowl, California


USWNT vs Japan (2012)


Wembley, London


England vs Germany (2019)


Wembley, London

Once the attendance was confirmed, a tweet from the official Barcelona Twitter page declared: "We did it again, CULERS! We did it again: The WORLDWIDE RECORD is ours! We have done it once again!"

What are the other highest women's football attendances?

Barca Femeni broke the record for the first time during a 5-2 Champions League victory over arch-rivals Real Madrid Women on March 30 as 91,553 fans packed into Camp Nou.

The previous record attendance was 90,185, which had stood in place since 1999 when the USWNT played China at the Rose Bowl during the 1999 World Cup in the United States.

The United States women's national team were involved in the fourth-highest attendance too, having played in front of 80,203 people at Wembley during their gold medal match against Japan in the 2012 Olympics.

A friendly match between traditional rivals England Women and Germany Women brought a crowd of 77,768 to Wembley in 2019.

Wembley was the venue for the record attendance at a Women's FA Cup final in 2023 when Chelsea Women and Manchester United Women played in front of 77,390 fans.

At the 2023 Women's World Cup, hosts New Zealand broke their attendance record in the opening match against Norway, with 42,137 at Eden Park in Auckland.

In 1971, in the pre-FIFA affiliation days, a women's game between Mexico and Denmark drew a reported crowd of 110,000 to the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City.

Further reading

Listen to All of US: The U.S. Women's Soccer Show