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Top 10 Most Popular Sports in the World

The 10 Most Famous Games on Earth

For thousands of centuries, sports have been an essential aspect of human life, and they continue to be satisfying us until now. Be it enthusiastic or simply inquisitive about the most popular games across continents; this blog has got you covered.

Below are top ten most famous sports globally:

1. Football (soccer)

The world’s giant game is soccer as it has an estimated fan base of four billion by 2023. Soccer is one sport that resonates with people because of its accessibility and universality as it can literally be played anywhere with minimal apparatus and has all walks of life and cultures enjoying it. There are also few sports that can claim to have professional leagues on every continent other than Antarctica!

2. Cricket

Cricket has always been a favourite among Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, Australians, British but lately it has started gaining popularity worldwide! In 2023, cricket will have approximately 2.5 billion fans across the globe who tune into matches either at stadiums or via television broadcasts and streaming services like Hotstar or sony liv cricket live streaming.

3. Field Hockey

Field hockey is also referred to as ‘Hockey’; a common name in India where it is the national sport played widely in Europe and Asia too. Furthermore , international events such as the Hockey World Cup have helped to turn two billion global followers onto field hockey.

4. Tennis

Tennis is a very old form of racquet game still continuously played today and popular not only in Europe but North America as well as other parts of the world! Tennis will have almost one point five billion fans from around the globe by 2022 who watch both local friends/family games and major tournaments like Wimbledon or The French Open.

5. Volleyball

Volleyball was invented over one hundred years ago as a paddle sport which then grew rapidly up to nearly nine hundred million fans globally by 2022! The simplicity of volleyball—that all you need is a net and court surface—and the fast, frenetic pace of the game make it one of the most popular sports worldwide for both those in attendance at live venues and those watching from home on TV!

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6. Table Tennis

Table tennis started to become fashionable during 19th century England but later got support from millions of Asians due to very low cost equipment required (two paddles only). Table tennis will have almost 875 million followers by 2022 who play it as an intense contest or as a casual sport with friends/family while at home.

7. Basketball

Basketball now has approximately eight hundred million fans around the globe by 2022 making it second after football in terms of global popularity. Basketball is also regarded as a sport that can be played by anyone since all that is needed is a hoop and ball which are readily available everywhere. It’s no wonder that basketball has become a favorite pastime for millions of people around the world!

8. Baseball

It was first played in America invented by Abner Doubleday in 1839 and America’s oldest sports still being pursued today. It has grown popular throughout Latin America, Japan, South Korea, Canada, Taiwan, Australia, Cuba, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico Netherlands Antilles & Panama. This game will have approximately five hundred fifty million followers by 2022!

9. Golf

The game of golf was originally devised in Scotland around the 15th century but nowadays, it has players from all over the world including America which is its most popular nation of fans. By 2022, golf will have a following of five hundred million!

10. Rugby

Rugby is a full contact sport that has gained traction not only in its birth places such as UK and France but also throughout Europe, America, Asia and Africa. Estimatedly, it will gain about 450 million supporters globally by 2022!


Sports have the power to unite people like no other —they draw individuals from different backgrounds together for common cause of cheering their teams on while being entertaining to audiences who watch matches at home through their televisions or those who attend them live at stadiums! Soccer and basketball plus rugby and golf among others are some of the sports that anyone can opt to indulge in if they are sports lovers so why not try one or two out of these ten most played games? Something amazing could be waiting for you there!


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