Most Popular Sports in The World List of topper here at. Sports are famous among the two type of people. The first one are who like to watch sports for the purpose of entertainment and second type of people are the one’s who play different sports for staying active and healthy. It is quite impossible to tell exactly that what are the most famous sports in the world as every person has its own preference. But it is possible to tell that which sports is most popular looking at the overall number of people that watch them. So here is the list of top 10 most popular sports in the world.
No surprise that Football is the most widely watched and played game in the world. Football also known as Soccer, is most widely played due to the amount of equipment required for this game. You just need a ball and a net to play this game that’s why kids from small age start playing this game and then become a permanent follower of the game. The World Cup of football is the most watched single sports event in the world other then Olympics.
Cricket is at number 2 on the list because we can say that it has not reached its maximum level of popularity yet. The game is very famous in Asia, England, Australia and South Africa but still there are many parts of the world where it has just started to gain popularity. Keeping this in view new Twenty20 format of the game has been introduced.
Hockey is one of the most famous games in Europe and Asia. Hockey involve 2 teams having 11 player each who try to goal against each other. In simple words you can say that it is a kind of soccer which is played through hockey sticks instead of legs.
Tennis is at number four on our list of top 10 most popular sports in the world. Tennis can be played between two individual players or among two teams consisting of two players each. This game also has this kind of popularity due to the amount of money an individual player can earn in this sport.
Basketball is a game played among two teams that consist of 5 players each. It is plaayed in a rectangular court that has one basket hanging above on its each side. Many star players like Michael Jordan and Lebron James are also the reason of attraction of people towards this game.
Table-Tennis is also an individual sports which makes it to our list of top 10 most famous sports in the world. To play his game you need only a small place where you can place the table which makes it more popular. Table Tennis is also played in Olympics.
Baseball is the 7th most popular sports in the world. This game is very identical to cricket which has the same bat and ball concept in it. This game also provides an handsome amount of money to the players which make it attractive in new generation especially the one’s who belong to United States.
Volleyball is also a team playing sports. It is also played between two teams consisting of six players each. This game can be played indoor and also outdoor. Volleyball is also played in Olympics and is very famous sports on the beaches around the globe.
Rugby is at number 9 on our list of top 10 most popular sports of the world. Rugby is a team sports which is known for its rough style of playing. The players have to run from one end to the ground to the other end with the ball in hand while saving himself from the hands of the opponent team’s players.
Golf is a sports that can be played even without any partner/opponent. The golf courses designed for this game are very beautiful and have a very pleasant environment. This sports lets the players to earn millions each month which can be seen through Forbes magazine’s list of highest paid athletes in the world that has the Tiger Wood’s (a professional golfer) name on the top.