The most popular sport in Germany is football. Favored by both German males and females as a spectator sport, there are also many football clubs for men and women players in Germany.
The DFB or German Football Association, which is a member of DOSB or the German Olympic Sports Confederation, is evidence of how favored football is in Gernany. With nearly seven million members in 26,000 football clubs, DFB stands as the world's largest individual sports association.
Handball, tennis, athletics, Formula One racing and gymnastics are also very popular in Germany. German athletes customarily make their mark in every Winter Olympics. The numerous sports clubs in Germany not only promote a specific sport, but also provide a means for people to socialize.