Sports is an important aspect of almost all the peoples in the World. Here is the list of top 10 most popular sports in the world according to their fan base globally.

1Soccer

Soccer is also known as Football, started hundreds of years ago today soccer is the most popular sports in the World with approximate 3.5 billion of fans. The soccer is famous all over the world but the main regional popularity is in Africa, Asia, America and Europe. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries, making it the world’s most popular sport. Soccer is managed by Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).

2Cricket

Cricket is the second most popular sports in the World with approximately 2.5 billions fans in all over the world with the main regional popularity is in Asia, Australia, Africa and Europe. Cricket was first played in England in the 16th Century. Cricket is managed by International Cricket Council (ICC).

3Tennis

Tennis ranks third in the list of most popular sports in the world. Tennis is very popular in countries such as Spain, England, America, Russia, Australia. Tennis forms a combined population of over 2 billion fans across the globe. Tennis is considered to be the most expensive sport in the world. Tennis was first played in the 18th Century in Birmingham, England. Tennis is governed and managed by International Tennis Federation.(ITF)

4Field Hockey

Filed Hockey is also known as Hockey or Grass Hockey. Started in 19th Century in England, Hockey is now one of the top 10 most popular sports in the world. The main regional popularity of Field Hockey is in the regions of Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe with approximate 2 billions fans.

5Volleyball

Volleyball was first played in the year 1895 in Holyoke, Massachusetts (USA). Volleyball is most popular in the regions of America, Asia, Australia, Europe with fan base of approximate 900 millions. Volleyball is governed by Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB).

Top 10 Most Popular Sports in the World

6Table Tennis

Table Tennis is also known as Ping Pong. Table Tennis was first played in the year 1880 in England. Table Tennis is one of the most popular sports in the world. Table Tennis is popular in the regions of America, Asia, Africa and Europe with approximate 850 millions of fans around the world. Table Tennis is governed by International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).

7Basketball

Basketball was first played in the year 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts (USA). The basketball is governed by the International Basketball Federation which is commonly known as FIBA, FIBA World or FIBA International. The basketball has got a huge fan base of approximate 400 million people mainly in the America region.

8Baseball

Baseball stands 8th in the list of top 10 most popular sports in the world. Baseball is popular in the regions of America and Japan with approximate fan base of 450 to 500 million people around the world. The baseball is governed by World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC).

9American Football

American football as a whole is the most popular sport in the United States. American football evolved from the sport of rugby football. American Football ranks 9th in the list of top 10 most popular sports in the world with its global presence in Asia, Africa, Asia, America, Europe with approximate 400 millions of fans.

10Golf

Golf is on the 10th position in top 10 most popular sports in the world. Golf was first played in the 15th Century in Scotland. The Golf is governed by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, United States Golf Association (USGA), International Golf Federation (IGF). The golf has 450-500 millions of fan base with its presence in Asia, America and Europe.