Yo Guys Today We are here to bring Most Popular Top 10 Sports in the World based on several factors like the global following, TV viewers, the stability of the system of sport, the revenue it generates, endorsements and advertisements, social media presence etc.
10. American Football
The most popular league of American football is NFL that is played in the USA. The game overall generates a revenue of $10 billion annually.With a fan following of 400 million, American football ties with basketball in terms of popularity.
As far it’s economics is concerned, basketball has the second highest average salary of a player being $4.4 million a year. And a big star such as Kobe Bryant earns almost $25 million a year in salaries.The United States is known as the home of basketball. With a fan following of 400 million, basketball is the 9th most followed sport in the world.
Golf has a following of 450 million fans around the globe.Golf is considered a game for the riches. And no surprises that it has the largest professional prospect in the developed countries like Japan, USA, United Kingdom, South Africa and Korea. A player with the abilities like that of Tiger woods could easily become the richest athlete on the planet.
People of Japan and USA are passionate about this sport and many opt to pursue a career in baseball since childhood. Both Japan and the USA have the biggest leagues in the world naming Nippon league and MLB respectively.
6. Table Tennis
Table Tennis It has an estimated fan following of 850 million.It is a game with not much professional platforms for the showcase of talent, but as a hobby, no sport comes near this indoor excitement that is widely played around the world.
Volleyball is the 5th most popular sports With 900 million global following and over 200 national federations registered.It is a simple game and this is the reason for it’s popularity. It is most popular in the developing regions of the world such as Turkey, Korea, Poland, Brazil, Italy, France, and many other European and African countries.
The unique thing about tennis is that there is gender equality. In all other sports like Football or cricket, women’s competitions don’t have the significance that men’s have.With 1 billion fans from all around the globe, tennis is the 4th most followed sport.
3. Field Hockey
Hockey isthe 3rd spot in our list of top 10 most popular sports in the world.Hockey is the national sport of Pakistan and is most popular in the South Asian region that includes countries like India, Pakistan, China, and Malaysia.With a fan following of 2 billion people, a majority from Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia.
Cricket has a fan following of 2.5 billion people around the globe. The immense rivalry of Pakistan and India is one of the most watched games in the world after FIFA World Cup final and the Spanish el-Classico.where it is played, cricket is nothing less than an absolute passion and a matter of life and death for the fans and the players.
1. Football or Soccer
With a following of almost 4 billion fans from every continent, the sport remains at the top with no other game coming close to it. Moreover, the most watched competition in the history has been the World Cup 2014. Stats show that a total of 770 million viewers tuned into the competition at any instant.
In terms of revenue generation and finance, football is the best sport in the business with the biggest sport kit deals, highest paid athletes like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, and some of the richest clubs such as Real Madrid.