Are you sport-obsessed? So are we! But have you ever wondered which sports are the most popular? Find out which sports have the most fans right now!
What Are The Most Popular Sports In The World
Sports play a major role in billions of people’s lives around the world. They provide entertainment, a way to keep healthy, make friends, and even earn money through playing and betting (bet on every sport imaginable at GGBET). But have you ever wondered which sport is the most popular? Let’s find out!
Football is the most popular sport in the world, with almost 4 billion fans around the world. There isn’t a country in the world that isn’t obsessed with football, from Nigeria to Iceland to Japan. Nearly every country has a professional league, and top players earn $20 million or more per season! Football is like the Coke of sport, and it is actually strange for it not to be a country’s national sport.
We bet you didn’t know the second most popular sport in the world is cricket! There are an estimated 2.5 billion cricket fans in the world which puts it not too far behind football. But how can cricket be so popular when so few countries play it? The answer is that cricket is by far the most popular sport in India, which has a population of over 1.3 billion.
3. Field Hockey
Is field hockey really that popular? Yes, with 2 billion global fans, field hockey outranks basketball and tennis. Field hockey like cricket is extremely popular in India and other Commonwealth countries such as the UK and Australia.
So there you have it: the most popular sports in the world are football (everyone knew that), cricket and field hockey. The last two sports are a slight mystery until you find out they are wildly popular in India. With such a large population, India can push nearly any sport into the list of most popular disciplines.