Top-10 Most Popular Sports In The World 2024

What is the most popular sport in the world?


Association football (soccer) is the most popular team sport globally, with about 4 billion fans scattered across the globe.

With an estimated 270 million players, soccer is a team sport with the highest number of participants in the world.

RankSportEstimated Global Fan BasePopularity by Regions
1Association football (Soccer)4 billionWorldwide
2Cricket2.5 billionUK, Africa, Asia, America, Europe, Australia
3Hockey2 billionEurope, Africa, Asia, Australia
4Tennis1 billionWorldwide
5Volleyball900 millionWorldwide
6Table tennis875 millionWorldwide
7Basketball825 millionWorldwide
8Baseball500 millionAmerica, Caribbean, East Asia
9Rugby475 millionUK, Africa, Asia, America, Europe, Australia
10Golf450 millionWestern Europe, East Asia, North America

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