1. Football / Soccer - 4 Billion Fans

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Football is commonly known as soccer in the United States and Canada. It is the most popular sport in the world  that has about fan following of 4 Billion. 

Football plays by the most number of peoples almost all over the world. The number of people who play football particularly in Europe, Central and South America, Africa  there is a growing influence in other countries like Asia and North America.

Football is played  almost 300 million peoples in all over the world particularly in Europe, South and Central America  ,Africa and Asia. 

 Football is one of the most biggest sport in all over the world.  everybody like this unique game. A very large number of people play football at grieve level. Undoubtedly this is king of sports. The most famous football tournament , The FIFA World Cup was watched by large number of 3.5 billion peoples  in 2018.

Beside this every main football tournament like UEFA league watched by large number of peoples on Social media platforms. 

This sport never fail to attract the attention of media. and many brands such as Coca cola, Qatar Airways, Jeep, Nike and much more deal with football governing bodies such as National Teams and main major Tournaments and it is also include in top 10 highest paid sports in the world.

Football was discovered in England long back only in 1863. But no match was played on official basis. 

30 November 1872  played the first football match between England and Scotland at the West of Scotland club ground in Glasgow.   

  2.  Cricket - 2.5 Billion Fans

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 Cricket is a game that is played in 22 players between two teams from talk and ball, there are 11 players in each team. Two players play with bat at rectangular (22 yard) long pitch. And 11 players of the other team stand on the ground fielding. 

It is the second most popular sport after football in the world. According to global scale  this fantastic sport is followed by about 2.5 billion fans  in  many countries of the world  but majorly played in Australia, England (UK) ,New Zealand ,India ,Pakistan, Sri Lanka ,Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, ,South Africa and other countries.This sport is also gaining popularity in Afghanistan,Ireland,Scotland,Netherland,Kenya and UAE. It has about following of 2.5 billion fans all over the world.

It is divided into three formats : Test, ODI  and T 20 cricket. The biggest competition of cricket is the ICC Cricket World Cup  that is held in every four years. The  Cricket World Cup last played in 2019 was watched about 2.6 billion people peopls. This event makes cricket second most watched sports in the world. Cricket World Cup is known to be a most watched in expensive Global event in each year. 

Cricket also enjoys a good number of endorsed deals from different brands like, Dream 11, Byjus, MRF, Gray nicolls, Pepsi, Car brands and others. 

However  the male  cricket achieves more attention, the women cricket has been on the rise in populaly in recent years. 

Cricket is the mostly played both on amateur level and professional level. 

    

 3. Basketball - 2.2 Billion Fans

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The United State is known as  home of Basketball because this sport was invented by Dr. James Naismith in 1891,in Massachusetts, United State.

It is the third most popular sports in the world that has about 2.2 billion fans. 

It is most popular in United State, China, Japan, Canada, Philippines, Turkey and other countries. Like other sports Basketball is widely searched on Internet. it is  included in most watched sports of the world. 

Basketball is a team sport which has ten player In two teams, 5 players has in each side.

In this game, the objective is to shoot a ball through a hoop 46 cm  in diameter and 3 m  high mounted to a backward at each end.Players tries to score by putting a ball under organized rules.

NBA  is one of the most watched sports League in the world. 

Michael Jordan famous player of football. 

With football Michael Jordan is known as a motivational speaker. Basketball is a game that needs both skill and athleticsm.        

 4. Hockey - 2 Billion Fans

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Hockey fourth most popular sport in the world with 2 billion fan following around the world. 

This game is a family of sports in which two teams play against each other, with 11 players each side and try to throw a ball in opponent goal by a stick.

There are two types of hockey : 

1. Ice Hockey

2. Field Hockey

Ice Hockey :  Ice Hockey is is majorly popular in in Europe, especially in Canada,  USA, Sweden and more. 

Field Hockey : Field hockey is National game of India as well as Pakistan. It's majorly popular in Asia. It is played by 11 players in which one is goal keeper and other players are outfield. 

 Both forms of hockey played by large number of peoples in over 100 countries on 5 continents around the world. Both forms has different rules. It is is also one of the most watched sports in the world. 

Famous Players of hockey are : Dhyaan Chand, Udham Singh, Dhanraj Pille

Dhyan Chand : The magician of hockey world that has three Olympic gold medals, He was known poster boy of Indian hockey decades. His Birthday is celebrated as National Sports Day in India. 

 5. Tennis - 1 Billion Fans

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The most popular sport that comes at #5 in our list is Tennis. That have 1 billion fan following .It is Widely known as one of the most popular individual sport in which people play individually against single opponent either between two teams two players each. 

This sport is played by about 60 million peoples around the world mainly in Europe and UK.Recently it attracts fine media attention . Which is eyeing brands such as Rolex, Piguet, Tag Heuer .It is one of the most longest Standing and most respectable Sports. Wimbledon event of Tennis is one of the most watched event out of top 10 watched sports in the world. 

Famous players like Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal earned a lot of respect from tennis. 

 6. Volleyball - 900 Million fans  
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Volleyball is a sixth most popular sport in the world with 900 million fans all over the world. It is most popular in 44 countries of Asia Europe America and Australia. Volleyball is invented by William G Morgan in 1895 in America. 

An extremely simple sport that played in a 18m long and 9m wide rectangular ground with some little instrument and few simple rules. For playing Volleyball you need only two poles, one net  one ball and a ground. 

 Men's  net regulated at a height  of = 7' 11.69" (2.43m ).where as women's net regulated at a height of = 7' 4.35" ( 2.24m ) . The surface height of net from top to bottom = 39" ( 1m ) and his mesh size is = 3.9" (10cm ) . 

Variations in height occur basen on age and skill level. This simple sports attracts as much as 900 million fans and great deal of attention globally. 

The popularity of this sport has been spread all over the world. Another popular variant of this game is known as Beach Volleyball is played on sand between four players two players in each team whereas there are six players normally in each team. 

24 countries around the world participate in the FVB Volleyball Championship, played once in four years.

The sport also enjoys a lot of popularity in the Olympics. 

 7. Table Tennis - 875 Million Fans

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 Table Tennis is the seventh most popular sport in all over the world with about 900 millions fans following. It is originated in England in the  early 20th century.Since 2003 it is known as Ping Pong .That is played between  2 or 4 players to hit a lightweight ball back from for using Table Tennis rackets. 

Now this indoor sport has become more and more popular day to day in world wide especially in countries of Asia, Europe, Africa and America. 

The World Championship and Olympic tournaments is the biggest tournaments of Table Tennis. It is most trend on Social Media during Olympic. 

  8. Baseball - 500 Million Fans
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 Eighth most popular sport of the world is Baseball. That has about 500 million fan following. 

Baseball is a bat and ball game that played between two teams each team has 9 players. It is the past time sport in America but it is most popular in Caribbean and East Asia. It's enjoys a huge number of fans in UK, Canada, US, Japan Newzealand and Cuba. 

This sports continuously grow day by day. 

The Nippon League and The Major League Baseball ( MLB) are main leagues of Japan and United States. This sport is widely watched in the US, Cuba and Japan. 

 

9.American Football - 410 Million Fans

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As its name suggests that it is mostly played and watched in the United State.Outside the United States this  sport is limited. It is ninth most popular sport in the world that has about 410 million fan following. 

American football is played between two teams of  11 players  in a rectangular field 120 years long and 53 years wide with goalposts at each end. 

10.Golf - 390 Million Fans 

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World 10th most popular sport golf originated in Scotland in the 15th century but interestingly Golf word originate in Netherland. It is also known as rich people sports because it requires enough money along with the time. In this game players trying to put a small ball in a hole with fewest strokes possible. 

It is particularly popular in US, Canada, Europe ,East Asia and North America. This game has about 390 million fans.


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