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Top 10 Most Popular Sports Around the World

Most Popular Sports in the World

At present, the entire world population is around 8 billion. And everyone in the world likes sports. Currently, a variety of games are played around the world. In which sports like football, cricket, basketball, tennis are considered most popular. Cricket is the most popular sport in a country with a large population like India. But still this game is not the most popular game in the world. Let's know, Top 10 Most Popular Sports Around the World


1. Football (soccer)

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Fans: 3.5 billion+

Football is the most popular sport worldwide. Football is played by more than 250 million players in more than 200 countries worldwide. The game is very popular on social media. The number of people who like this game is around 3.5 billion+ worldwide.


2. Cricket

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Fans: 3 billion

At present, cricket is the second most popular sport in the whole world. Apart from England, cricket is also very popular in many other countries like Australia, India, New Zealand, South Africa. The number of people who like this game is more than 3 billion worldwide.



3. Basketball

Fans: 2.2 billion

Basketball is very popular in countries like America, Japan, China, Canada. The number of people who like this game all over the world is about 2.2 billion.



4. Hockey

Fans: 2.2 Billion

At present, Hockey is the fourth most popular sport in the whole world. Hockey is played in more than 80 countries around the world. And this game is not much discussed on social media. But it is seen quite a lot on television. The number of people who like this game is around 2.2 Billion worldwide.



5. Tennis

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Fans: 900 million+

Tennis is played mostly in developed countries of the world. But on social media and internet, this game is very much loved from all over the world. The number of people who like this game is around 900 million + worldwide.



6. Volleyball

Fans: 900 million

Volleyball is played in more than 30 countries worldwide. The sport is very popular especially during the Olympic Games. The number of people who like this game is around 900 million worldwide.



7. Table Tennis

Fans: 900 million

Table tennis is played less professionally but more as a hobby. The popularity of this sport is also very high during the Olympic Games. The biggest tournament of this game is the World Table Tennis Championship. And the game is also loved by around 900 million people worldwide.



8. Baseball

Fans: 500 million

Baseball is a very popular sport in countries such as Cuba, Canada, USA and Japan. This game is also very similar to cricket. But in this game there are only 9 players in 1 team. And this game is most searched on Google in America. And the number of people who like this game is around 500 million worldwide.



9. American Football

Fans: 410 million

American football is the most liked sport in America. There are 11 players in 1 team in this game. And this game is also one of the most searched games on the Internet. The number of people who like this game worldwide is about 410 million.



10. Golf

Fans: 390 million

Golf is also called the game of rich. This game is mainly liked in the countries of America Canada and Europe. Players who play this game are also paid a lot of money. And that's why Tiger Woods, the most popular player in golf, is one of the richest athletes in the world. More than 390 million people like this game all over the world.