Most Popular Sports

There are many different sports in the world which are played in many different ways with different rules. A player will enjoy the game according to their preferences either as a participator or as a spectator. Of all the sports in the world there are some which have a massive following and supporters of the teams can add up to millions and millions.


Golf is a popular sport and is measured because it has more than 390 million fans in US, Canada, Europe. Golf is a game that is played where the golfer has to hit a ball in a series of holes on a golf course using various clubs. The golfer that can do this with the fewest number of stokes per a hole gets points accordingly and the winner will be announced after all the game is over.

American football and rugby are very popular as they have a 390-410 million fan base each. The sports are very similar in play however the rules are different. Football is played when the offense tries to move the football by running down a field or passing it to a goal post. Rugby is widely played In France and in South Africa the game is loved by millions. The game is also widely played in Australia and New Zealand.

Baseball is another very popular sport as it has around 500 million fans in US, Japan, Cuba, Dominican Republic. Baseball is a game played with a bat and a ball. The game is played with two teams of nine players who take turns to bat and to field. The point of the game is to try and get as many runs as possible by hitting the ball and running through a number of bases 1 – 3 and the home plate. A run is counted when the runner moves to the next base and finally back to home plate.

Table Tennis has about 900 million fans around the world. Table tennis is played with two and/or four players. The purpose of the game is to hit a ball to the opponent across a table using their rackets. Table tennis is played on a table that is divided by a net. The ball should only bounce once on each side of the net.

Volley ball has a popularity of about around 900 million fans. The game is a team sport where there are two teams. In the two teams there are six players on each side and they are separated by a net. The purpose of the game is to get the ball on the ground of the opponent.

Tennis has around 1 Billion fans worldwide. The sport of tennis is a game played by 2 players against each other or it can be played as doubles. The game is a ball and racket game where the ball is hit into the opponent’s court over a net hoping the other player was not able to return the ball.
Hockey – ice and field has a fan base of 2.22 billion fans in the world. Players in a team use a hockey stick to hit a ball into their opponent’s goal posts for points

Basketball has about 2-3 billons fans in the world. 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 on the opponent’s side of the court.

Cricket is the second most popular sport in the world and has a fan base of 2-3 billion fans across the world. Cricket is described as a game played with a bat and a ball. There are 2 teams with 11 players each. The teams then take turns to bat and field trying to score runs or bowl out the batsman.

The most popular sport in the world is soccer with 3.5 billion fans. The sport of soccer is played by two teams. Each team has eleven players. The game is played on a rectangular field with a goal at each end trying to get a ball into the goal posts.