Number of Players on a Football Team
How many players are there in a football team?
11 active players at a time.
In American football, each team can only have 11 players on the football field at a time. Each of the 11 active players has specific tasks assigned for each play. As for the number of players in a football team’™s roster, the allowable numbers vary between football associations. Teams in the National Football League, for example, can have a maximum of 53 players on roster, of which 45 may play in each game, and only 11 can play in the field at a time.