Sports if we will try to define the term “Sports is a Competitive Physical activity”.
Sport is a Competitive physical activity which is played according to some set of rules. However Nowadays sports are not just a physical activity you can take it as an Entertainment activity or a Business too. Here is the list of most Played Sports in world which are supported by majority of the people. We will consider different points while ranking the Sports.
Most Played Sports in the World
1.Football(Soccer)– Football commonly known as Soccer is one of the most played sport in the world and is played in about 200 countries. Football is a team sport played between two teams consisting 11 players each side in a rectangular field with a goal at each end. Highest governing body is FIFA (International Federation of Football Association). FIFA was founded in Paris on 21st May,1904. The sport is also played in Olympic.
Football is popular in Europe,Asia,Africa and in American countries with having 3.5 Billion Fan Base all over the world.
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2.Field Hockey-Field Hockey simply known as Hockey is one of the famous sports in Asia,Australia and Europe and have Fan Base of about 2 Billion People all around the world.
The Modern Hockey was first played in 19th century in England. The governing body of hockey is International Hockey Federation which was formed in 1924 in Paris, and now there are 127 National Hockey federation who are member of FIH. A hockey match is played between two teams having 11 players with 5 substitutes. Field Hockey is also played in Olympics.
3.Cricket– Cricket is a game played between two teams consisting 11 players on both the sides on a circular ground and at the center there is a rectangular 22 yard long pitch. A Bat and a Ball is used to play the game. ICC (International Cricket Council) is the highest governing body of Cricket. ICC was founded on 15 June 1909.
The game was first played in England and now it’s popular in South Africa,England,Australia,Carribean and in the southern Asia Countries having Fan base of almost 2 Billion people all over the world.
4.Tennis– Tennis is played between two players(Singles) or between two teams(Doubles) consisting 2 players in each team. Players use racket to strike the rubber ball. Highest governing body of Tennis is ITF (International Tennis Federation),and now 206 nations are member of ITF, 145 full members and 61 associate members.
The modern game of tennis was first played in England as Lawn tennis in the mid of 19th century, and now it is played in almost every country but yet it’s not too much popular in every country. Tennis have 1.5 billions fan all around the world.
5.Volleyball– Volleyball is played between two teams consisting 6 players, both the teams are separated by a net. Volleyball is part of Summer Olympic game since 1964. FIVB (International Federation of Volleyball) is the highest governing body of Volleyball. FIVB was founded in 1947 and now More than 200 nations are member of FIVB.
It’s mostly popular in African,American,Asian and European countries with approx 1 Billion fans all over the world.
6.Table tennis– Table Tennis is played between two players(Singles) or between two teams(Doubles) consisting 2 players in each team. Players use to hit lightweight ball using table tennis racket. ITTF (International Table Tennis Federation) is the governing body of world Table Tennis. ITTF have currently 217 members. ITTF was founded in 1926.
The game is also played in Olympics, the game is popular in popular in African,American,Asian and European countries with about 800 Million Fans.
7.Baseball– Baseball is a bat and ball team sport which is played between two teams, Both team consist 9 team members. IBAF (International baseball Federation) is the International governing body. Currently 118 nations are member of IBAF.
The Game was first played in the mid of 19th century and now it’s popular in America,Canada and Japan with about 500 Million Fans.
8.Basketball– Basketball is a team sport game played by two teams consisting 5 players each side. Basketball is played on a rectangular court with a basket at each end. players have to shoot ball in a basket to gain points. FIBA (International Basketball Federation) is the International Governing body of basketball. FIBA was founded in Geneva on 18 June 1932. A total 213 nations are now members of FIBA.
The game was first played in US in 1891, and is now one of the popular sports having 450 million fans all over the world.
9.American Football– American Football is a team sport played between two teams consisting 11 players each side, over a rectangular field and has a goalpost at both ends.
The game was first played in 1869 and now it’s one of the most popular game in America, and a bit in some other countries with about 350 Millions fans all over the world.
10.Golf– Golf is the most popular sport played by an individual. Golf is Sport in which players (Golfers) use different types of clubs to hit balls into holes.
The game was first played in Scotland in 15th century and now played in almost every country however not too much popular in every country but yet it have 300 Million fans all over the world.
We have considered the population plays a sports and number of fans the sports have while ranking the top 10 sports of the world.
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