Top 10 Most Watched Sports In The World

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10. NFL




NFL is the native fans have been able to launch it into this list with an estimated 400 million fans.



9. Basketball




Basketball is part of the fabric of the American population, having been established in America in the late 19th century with over 400 million fans around the world.



8. Golf




Golf is one of the oldest sports in this list having been established in the 13th Century in Scotland. It has successfully spread around the world so that it now has a total of 450 million fans across Europe, Asia, and America.



7. Baseball




The first league for Baseball was created all the way back in 1876 and the sport has been growing since. With 500 million fans, baseball is another American-led sport.



6. Table Tennis


Table Tennis


Table Tennis is started with a dominance in China about a century ago, eventually spreading to the rest of mainland Asia as well. However, it has now reached the rest of the world, which accounts for its incredible popularity with 850 million fans.



5. Volleyball




Volleyball is an extremely simple game with little equipment and few rules. All you need is a ball and a net. Furthermore, the popularity of this sport has been evenly distributed around the world which accounts to its fan base of 900 million around the world.



4. Tennis


Tennis crowd


Tennis is one of the most reputable sports out there with a fan base of over 1 billion people. It has been around since the early 14th century, it is said that King Louis X of France had made for himself an indoor tennis court.



3. Field Hockey


Field Hockey crowd


Field Hockey game has been around since the 3rd Century BC, having been established in Europe and Asia as well With 2.2 billion fans around the world While India and Pakistan dominated this sport during the first half of the 20th century, the Netherlands and Australia quickly took over that sport.



2. Cricket


cricket crowd


Cricket is large part of popularity because of the British Empire and the East India Company. It is determination to spread their culture across the world in their hopes of bringing ‘civilization’ to the different nations With 2.5 billion fans around the world.



1. Soccer




Soccer is the combination of adrenaline-pumping excitement, With 3.5 billion fans around the world, man-on-man aggression, tough competition, it’s really no wonder it comes on top.

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