Here We Going To Make The List of Top 10 Most Popular Sports in The World. Most popular” could mean “most watched,” “most played,” or “most revenue-generating” Sports. we will concentrate on the sports are most watched in the world. please feel free to leave a comment about the list.
Note: this is a updated list with some changes. previously basketball was 10th in the list, so after some research we realized, that the basketball is the 3rd most popular sport in the world, as you can see below with detail. and “Rugby” included in the list as 9th most popular sport, alongside with American football. Golf goes back at number 10. so lets start, have nice time here.
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Top 10 Most Popular Sports in The World
at the top of the list is soccer with 3.3-3.5 billion fans all around the Europe, Africa, Asia, Americas, etc.
Association football, commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries, making it the world’s most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by using any part of the body besides the arms and hands to get the football into the opposing goal. The goalkeepers are the only players allowed to touch the ball with their hands or arms while it is in play and then only in their penalty area.
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Cricket is 2nd Most Popular Sport in the World with 2-3 billion fans (Across India, UK, Pakistan, Asia, Australia, etc.
Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of 11 players on a field at the center of which is a rectangular 22-yard long pitch. Each team takes it in turn to bat, attempting to score runs, while the other team fields. Each turn is known as an innings.
Cricket Has Three Different Formats i.e . Test, ODIs and T20. after Introduction of T20 Format Popularity of Cricket Has Been Increased Greatly.
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with round about 2-3 billion fans US, Canada, chaina and philippine mainly, Basketball is the 3rd and last sport of our List.
Basketball is a sport played by two teams of five players on a rectangular court. The objective is to shoot a ball through a hoop 18 inches (46 cm) in diameter and 10 feet (3.0 m) high mounted to a backboard at each end. A team can score a field goal by shooting the ball through the basket during regular play. A field goal scores two points for the shooting team if a player is touching or closer to the basket than the three-point line, and three points if the player is behind the three-point line. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins. Basketball is The 3rd Most Played and Watched Sport in the World.
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hockey [ field + Ice] is the 3rd Most Popular Sport on Earth With 2-2.2 billion fans in Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia etc.
Hockey is a family of sports in which two teams play against each other by trying to maneuver a ball or a puck into the opponent’s goal using a hockey stick. In many areas, one sport (typically field hockey or ice hockey is generally referred to simply as hockey. both forms of hockey a lot popular in the world. Field Hockey is the National game of Pakistan and India Also. at the other hand ICE HOCKEY is Lot More Popular in Europe specially in Canada, USA, Latvia and Sweden . Above Mentioned Number of Fans Are For The Both Forms Of Hockey.
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at No 5 in This List is Tennis . with the Around 1 billion fans around the Europe, Americas, Asia.
Tennis is a sport that people usually play individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles). Each player uses a racket that is strung with cord to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over or around a net and into the opponent’s court. The object of the game is to play the ball in such a way that the opponent is not able to play a good return.
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with Around 900 million fans Across Asia, Europe, Americas, Australia Volleyball is the 6th Most Popular Sport in the World.
Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team’s court under organized rules. It has been a part of the official program of the Summer Olympic Games since 1964.
7. Table Tennis
Around 900 million fans from Asia, Europe, Africa and Americas makes Table Tennis 7th most popular sports in the world.
Table tennis, also known as ping pong, is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight ball back and forth using table tennis rackets. The game takes place on a hard table divided by a net. Except for the initial serve, players must allow a ball played toward them only one bounce on their side of the table and must return it so that it bounces on the opposite side.
there are Around 500 million fans in US, Japan, Cuba, Dominican Republic , making Baseball 8th Most Popular Sport in the World.
Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of nine players who take turns batting and fielding.
The offense attempts to score more runs than its opponents by hitting a ball thrown by the pitcher with a bat and moving counter-clockwise around a series of four bases: first, second, third and home plate. A run is scored when the runner advances around the bases and returns to home plate.
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9. American football
9th most popular sport with around 390-410 million fans (US mainly)
American football (known as football in the United States and gridiron in some other countries) is a sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field 120 yards long by 53.3 yards wide with goalposts at each end. The offense attempts to advance an oval ball (the football) down the field by running with or passing it. They must advance it at least ten yards in four downs to receive a new set of four downs and continue the drive; if not, they turn over the ball to the opposing team.
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9th most popular sport with around 390-410 million fans (France, England, New Zealand and South Africa mainly)
Rugby is widely played In France and has a strong tradition in the Basque, Occitan, and Catalan people areas along the border regions between Spain and France. The game is very popular in South Africa, having been introduced by English-speaking settlers in the 19th century. British colonists also brought the game with them to Australia and New Zealand, where the game is widely played. It has spread thence to much of Polynesia, having particularly strong followings in Fiji, Samoa, and Tonga.
Golf f is at No 10 in Popularity in the World Among other Sports. with more then 390 million fans in US, Canada, Europe.
Golf is a precision club and ball sport in which competing players use many types of clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course using the fewest number of strokes. Golf is defined, in the rules of golf, as “playing a ball with a club from the teeing ground into the hole by a stroke or successive strokes in accordance with the Rules.”
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Maximum source of information is Wikipedia.org