TOP 10 MOST POPULAR SPORTS IN THE WORLD

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In this article we will discuss about top 10 most popular sports in the world, we all know that everyone these days is fond of sports. The concept of sports started in around 2000 BC, at that time gymnastics was the first. By popular we mean most watched sports and how many fans watch them. All these sports are also a source of generating revenue for the country as well as players. The most famous sports around the world are cricket, football, basketball etc. Many countries are popular because of their respective sports they play. Many players of all these most popular sports are famous for their successful career all around the world. Instead of games mostly fans are fond of their favorite players and things belonging to them. In this modern age, young generation is fond of these sports and is always curious to know about their favorite players. Different things like bat, ball etc is signed by them and auction for different events like for donations etc. By reading this you will be able to know about top 10 most popular sports in the world and how much followers love them.

Here are the following top 10 most popular sports of the world, which are as follow:

1. Soccer

2. Cricket

3. Hockey

4. Football

5. Tennis

6. Volleyball

7. Table Tennis

8. Baseball

9. Golf

10. Basketball

The following are top 10 most popular sports of the world along with some information about them:

10. BASKETBALL

This most popular sports was started in about 19th century. It was basically started by Americans. After that it slowly spread throughout the world and many other countries are now more successful than America in this game. Many countries are very popular because of this game like Australia and Argentina. This is the most played game all around the world because this needs less space to play. Some players of this game are very popular among the audience like Tony Parker etc. This game has about 400 million fans all over the world. In this game each time has 5 players and played between 2 teams.

TOP 10 MOST POPULAR SPORTS IN THE WORLD

9. GOLF

It was started in early 1400 in Scotland but then was banned by kings there. There are many players which are famous for this game all around the world like Arnold Palmer, Tiger Wood etc. This game is played in grounds so needs more space to play. In this game players have to hit the ball into the holes with limited number of strokes. Many countries like Europe, Asia and America are very famous for this game. This game has about 450 million fans and viewers all around the world which makes it more successful.

TOP 10 MOST POPULAR SPORTS IN THE WORLD

8. BASEBALL

This game was first started in England in about 1901. This game is very different as in this there is direct competition between 2 players. Now it has fans all around the world with a viewing audience about 500 million. Cuba is the most successful in this sport and won many Olympics for this. This is played by 2 teams one is fielding while other one is batting. This game is very popular in many underdeveloped countries and villages as well.

TOP 10 MOST POPULAR SPORTS IN THE WORLD

7. TABLE TENNIS

It is very most popular sports in many countries like China, Europe etc. This is a cheap game because its equipment is not expensive. As its name shows it is played on a table and is divided in two parts by net. China has been very successful in this game and won many tournaments. It has much more fan following around the world about 850 million.

TOP 10 MOST POPULAR SPORTS IN THE WORLD

6. VOLLEYBALL

This is the simplest game as compared to all other in this list. In this only two things are needed a ball and net. It is played by hands. Any place can be used to play this like ground. The simplicity of this game makes it more popular around the world. Countries like America and Brazil are more popular and successful in this game and won many medals in this. It is popular and has fans about 900 million. This game is commonly played in countries like Pakistan and many villages situated there.

TOP 10 MOST POPULAR SPORTS IN THE WORLD

5. TENNIS

This is the only sport in which a single person represents the whole country and is played by only one. It was started in about 14 century. In this game racket is used to hit a rubber ball to opposite player. Many famous players are famous for their success like roger federer, Sania mirza, isam ul haq etc. It has very fans all around the world which are about 1 billion. Pakistan is also very famous for this sport and won many tournaments of this game. This is mostly played in America and Asia.

TOP 10 MOST POPULAR SPORTS IN THE WORLD

4. FOOTBALL

This is a most popular sports in which players have to hit a ball with the foot to score a goal. Famous tournaments like FIFA are played by almost all countries which makes it more successful and famous. It has about 2 Billion fans of this game in the world. Many countries like Europe, Asia and America is famous for this game and won many medals for this. This is also most watched game of the world as young generation is very fond of this game and players of this game.

TOP 10 MOST POPULAR SPORTS IN THE WORLD

3. HOCKEY

It was started in Europe and Asia in about 3rd century. Some modern rules and regulations were developed later in this game. India and Pakistan are the countries which ruled this game in 20 century. In some countries women are also playing this game are much successful for this. Many countries like Europe, Africa and Asia are more famous and successful for this game. There are many fans of this game about 2 billion.

TOP 10 MOST POPULAR SPORTS IN THE WORLD

2. CRICKET

It was started by British but now spread all around the globe. It was started in about 16 century. This most popular sports is played with large teams and can continue for 5 to 6 days. This game is played between national as well as international teams. Australia and India are on top due to their success in this game. Many other countries are also very famous in this game. Cricket World Cup is also done after every 5 years. This is the game which has about 2.5 billion. This game has a craze in young generation these days.

TOP 10 MOST POPULAR SPORTS IN THE WORLD

1. SOCCER

This is most played game all around the world as well as most watched. In this game player kicks the ball towards target to do goal. It has about 3.5 billion fans all around the world which makes it more popular. It is the only game played by 250 million players in about more than 200 countries. Many countries like Europe, Asia and America is more famous and successful for this game. Many tournaments and competitions are done of this game which makes it most played game all around the globe.

TOP 10 MOST POPULAR SPORTS IN THE WORLD

CONCLUSION

We conclude from the above that all these sports are very famous all around the world and are played almost everywhere. These are the games which are most watched and have huge fan following. Each game has some successful and famous players which make that game more viewing power like Sachin in cricket, Roger federer in tennis etc. These games makes the country more popular I the whole world and also a source of earning for the country. By reading this you will be able to know about top 10 most famous sports of the world and their approximate ratios of their fans.

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