Top 3 Most Popular Sports in the World

Top 3 Most Popular Sports in the World

Today we’re going to see the top three most popular sports in the world. But before that let me explain to you why sports are important to our life.

Sports play a very important role in all our lives because we all have one favourite sport and also we all follow it in a very serious manner. In later life, we consider it a hobby, fitness ritual and for some people, it is a profession.

All type of sports image

If you play any sport on your daily routine life, it will improve your health, immunity and as well as sports skills. When you’re good sportsman then you can set it as your career. It will give you popularity among the people in the world and also you can shift your life as luxuries one.

Here is the table of top 3 popular sports in the world.

RankSportEstimated FansRegional Popularity
1
Soccer / Association Football
3.5 BillionEurope, Africa, Asia, America.
2
Cricket
2.5 BillionAsia, Australia, UK.
3
Field Hockey
2 BillionEurope, Africa, Asia, Australia.

Below we have explained detailed statistics and facts about popular sports.

Most Popular Sports in the World

1. Soccer / Association Football

Association Football, is commonly known as football or soccer, is a game played between the two teams each of 11 players. It is the only sport played by 250M players in over 200 countries. The main objective of a game is to score using your foot into your opposite side. The goalkeeper is the only player who can touch the ball in hand or arms while in playing.

Association Football stadium

Soccer is the game that was been enjoying by the most number of fans in the world. When it comes to TV viewership, football is definitely the king, whenever there is a global or regional competition billions of football fans are watching their TV screen for only to see their favourite sport or a player. We have ordered it as first because the viewership that football has is much higher than the other sports.

2. Cricket

Cricket is the 2nd most popular game in the world, it has more fans in Asia(India, Pakistan, Bangladesh), and other regional areas like Australia, UK, etc… Let us come to know about cricket, its bat and ball game played between the two teams of 11 players in each. It has two innings which mean both teams will get their turn to bat and bowl, each turn is called as innings.

cricket stadium in india

Cricket game has three types of formats which are Test, ODI & T20. After the introduction of T20, the cricket fans has increased more when we compare to the previous days of cricket. After that, they have introduced IPL( Indian Premier League), it has become the most number of viewership in Television and as well as Hoststar, it was the only regional league become hit in all over the world. So, this was the reason for placing this sport in a second spot.

Raina cricketing shorts
Raina cricketing shorts

3. Field Hockey

Hockey is the 3rd most popular game in the world because it has 2.2. billion viewership on Television. Also, it is one of the toughest game when we compare with the above two games. It was also a game played between the two teams. The objective of this game is to score a shot by using the stick that was already given to you. The stick was called a hockey stick.

Hockey stadium in india

Hockey is a National game for both India and Pakistan, in those counties, it has more viewership among all other countries. As said before, it was the toughest game to play and we want to be more careful while playing this game the ball that we’re playing is very hard, if unfortunately, it hits you then you will be in a dangerous zone. So with we’re finishing our detailed statistics and facts about popular sports.