Top 10 Most Popular Sports in The World 2021
|rank||Sport||Estimated Fans||Regional Popularity|
|1.||Soccer / Association Football||3.5 Billion||Europe, Africa, Asia, America|
|2.||Cricket||2.5 Billion||Asia, Australia, UK|
|3.||Basketball||2.2 Billion||US, Canada, China, and the Philippines|
|4.||Field Hockey||2 Billion||Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia|
|5.||Tennis||1 Billion||Europe, Americas, and Asia|
|6.||Volleyball||900 Million||Asia, Europe, Americas, and Australia|
|7.||Table Tennis||850 Million||Asia, Europe, Africa and Americas|
|8.||Baseball||500 Million||US, Japan, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic|
|9||Americal Football Rugby||410 Million 410 Million||USA mainly France, England, New Zealand, South Africa|
|10||Golf||390 Million||Europe, Asia, America, Canada|
Below are the Detailed Statistics and Facts About Popular and Most Popular Sports in The World.
Most Popular Sports in The World
1. Soccer / Association Football – 3.5 billion fans
At the top of the list of Most Popular Sports is soccer with 3.3-3.5 billion fans all over the world.
Association football, commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries, making it the world’s most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field with a goal at each end. The objective of the game is to score by using any part of the body besides the arms and hands to get the football into the opposing goal. The goalkeepers are the only players allowed to touch the ball with their hands or arms while it is in play and then only in their penalty area. And now, it also holds its place among the richest sports in the world in 2021. Here is how Soccer ranks on different criteria that we have set to rank the sports.
2. Cricket – 2-3 billion fans
Cricket is 2nd Most Popular Sport in the World with 2-3 billion fans (Across India, UK, Pakistan, Asia, Australia, etc.
3. Basketball – 2-3 billion fans
With approximately 2-3 billion fans in the US, Canada, China, and the Philippines, Basketball is the 3rd most popular sport in the world.
4. Hockey – 2.2 billion fans
Hockey [field + Ice] is the 3rd Most Popular Sport on Earth with 2-2.2 billion fans in Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia, etc.
5. Tennis – 1 billion fans
At No 5 in This List is Tennis. with around 1 billion fans in Europe, the Americas, and Asia.
6. Volleyball – 900 million fans
With around 900 million fans across Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Australia, Volleyball is the 6th Most Popular Sport in the World.
7. Table Tennis – 900 million fans
Around 900 million fans from Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas make Table Tennis the 7th most popular sports in the world.
8. Baseball – 500 million fans
There are Around 500 million fans in the US, Japan, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic, making Baseball the 8th Most Popular Sport in the World.
9. Rugby – 410 million fans
The 9th most popular sport with around 390-410 million fans (France, England, New Zealand, and South Africa mainly)
9. American Football – 410 million
The 9th most popular sport with around 390-410 million fans (the US mainly)
10. Golf – 390 million fans
Golf is at No 10 in Popularity in the World among other Sports. with more than 390 million fans in the US, Canada, and Europe. Golf is a precision club and ball sport in which competing players use many types of clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course using the fewest number of strokes. It is defined, in the rules of golf, as “playing a ball with a club from the teeing ground into the hole by a stroke or successive strokes in accordance with the Rules.”