Top 10 Famous Sports in the World

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Top 10 Famous Sports in the World


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Sport is a well-disciplined game that is played among various players or two teams for the battle of a title or number one position. Today, in the world various top and rare games are major sources to stay fit and spare of diseases. However, it is a big challenging task for anyone to enlist only the top 10 famous sports of the world that have massive attendance of the audience. Below, the top 10 famous sports in the world have been described with short details that are played extremely across this universe.


Football is the World’s most popular game. It is estimated that it has 3.5 billion fans at the end of 2019. Soccer events continue throughout the year and after every 4 years, there is a World Cup (Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022) in which 32 teams are selected to participate. Football is the only game that is played in almost every corner of the universe.


Everyone is familiar with cricket as people know soccer. Cricket it the 2nd famous sport in the world, it has 2-3 billion fans all over the world. It is very popular in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and in more than 28 countries, this game is played and watched by people. In Asia, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and UAE are main cricket teams.


Currently, this game has 2-3 billion followings. This Game was founded by a college professor of Canada in the 19th century and since then it has been earning fame in the world. Today, the USA is also a top country that is considered a hub of basketball. Throughout the year, there are many leagues and regional basketball competitions played among USA based clubs.

Field Hockey:

In the early days, hockey was played on grassy fields, but later on, it is played on the astroturf pitches and it has 2.2 billion fans all over the world. In developing countries, the players are refined and then selected from colleges and domestic leagues. Hockey is extremely famous in the world and more than 55 countries play this sport; however, in freezing countries field hockey has been switched to ice hockey events.


This sport has around 1 billion fans and have a place in the top ten globally famous sports. In general, this is extremely famous in the USA, Australia, Spain, France, Germany, UK, and many other leading countries. America is the only country that has won a number of Tennis titles by Serena Williams and some others.


It is one of the famous sports in the world with a maximum number of spectators that are around 900 million. Volleyball is equally well known and played by men and women. For playing this game, there are strict rules, a court and a net between two teams. The volleyball court is a little similar to tennis and badminton. In China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Pakistan, India, and several European countries organize annual and seasonal contests among world’s top players

Table Tennis:

On a wooden table, a smaller court is drawn by some colors and a mini net is fixed in center little up of the table’s surface. Two players on opposite sides play and start very gently. The target of each player is to hit the smaller ball hard to beat the opponent. This game is most famous in Asian countries, but today it has reached to many Western and European nations. It has around 900 million fans around the world.


It looks like cricket; however, the rules of scoring points are different. Secondly, the entire field setup is also dissimilar to cricket and points of each hit are various. It is extremely famous in the USA, Japan, Cuba, the UK, South Africa, Canada, and many other countries. More than 500 million fans played a vital role to make it is one of the world’s famous sports. Presently, it has around 500 million fans around the world.


Rugby has around 410 million fans around the world presently. Between the border of France and Spain, there are some regions where Catalan, Occitan and Basque people founded this game; rugby. In fact, today this has become one of the most famous sports in the world which are widely played in many developed countries. Two teams play the game and try to snatch the ball and run towards the opponent’s pole to score the point. It is most famous in South Africa, Canada, New Zealand, England, Australia, Spain, France, and some other European countries.


Royal Families of Great Britain and Spanish Rulers played Golf in mid of the 13th century. Later on, it arrived in the USA and some European countries. Today, it is one of the most famous sports in the world. More than 390 million fans across the world watch and play this ancient game with new rules and terms.

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