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10 Most Popular Sport according to their fans in the world in 2016

This year the Rio Olympic summer games in attracted by their global audience of more than 1 billion sports fans. They tuned to enjoy the spectacle and also twenty-eight various sports contested at the event. Some of them become Most Popular Sport based on their fans in the recent times. In fact, those most famous sport followed by the millions of fans and also infrequently billions of fans. So, here is the most popular sport in 2016 according to the number of fans of those sports.

Top 10 Most Popular Sport by fans

Soccer

Estimated population of fans: 3.5 Billion

Regional Popularity: Europe, Africa, Asia, America 

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The soccer was played in China at the time of Han Dynasty, approximately 200 BC; in the game that known as “Cuju”. And also, it was converted exactly as “Kick Ball”. This Popular Sport was found in 1883 England with the Formation in Britain of the FA (Football Association) that regulates the competition rule. In addition, This sport is also played at a specialized level in all over the world. Approximately 250 million people are playing it daily at the level of amateur.  The fame of sport grows up in Australasia, Asia, and also in America.

Cricket

Estimated population of fans: 2.5 Billion

Regional Popularity: Asia, Australia, UK, Africa

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Recently South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, India, Pakistan and England are the country, where you found lots of play cricket and also a fan of cricket. Approximately 2.5 billion of fans are located in Pakistan and India. So it is also most popular sport in the world.

Field Hockey

Estimated population of fans: 2 Billion

Regional Popularity: Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa

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As per the static report of 2015, this popular sport has approximately 2.2 billion fans from Africa, Asia, and Europe. It is the most popular game in the world and also Pakistan’s National game. In this game, two teams play against each other by trying to maneuver a ball into the opponent’s goal. Cricket are played various formats like test cricket for 5 days, ODIs for one day and also T20 for approximately 4 hrs.

Tennis

Estimated population of fans: 1 Billion

Regional Popularity: Europe, Asia, America

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Today, Tennis is one of the top-ranked and popular sports. This popular sport created before the 14th Century, which was historians claim. This game has not really dominated by a one person or country. The places of interest of the tennis year are the 4 main tournaments Wimbledon, Australian Open, US open, French Open that attracts millions of fans.

Volleyball

Estimated population of fans: 900 million

Regional Popularity: Asia, Europe, America, Australia

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It is played in almost all the place of the world and this popular sport is one the simplest sport. Anyone can play this sport at anywhere in sand, grass and also play in cement. Volleyball initially introduced in 1964 into Olympic Games. In fact, the Interesting fact about this sport is there is no lead country for an extended range of time.

Table Tennis

Estimated population of fans: 850 million

Regional Popularity: Asia, Europe, America, Africa

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Table Tennis is highly popular in China and also popular all over the world. This is the most popular sport because it is very easy to play and also very inexpensive equipment. “Whiff-Whaff” is the popular name of Table Tennis, however, some people feel that this game need a more serious name, so it is known as “ping pong”. Generally, plays between two or four players.

Baseball

Estimated population of fans: 500 million

Regional Popularity: America, Japan

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Basically, Baseball created according to the game of rounders in England. In fact, it has one of the longest standing codes of play. It is a direct single player’s competitions, generally, it is known as batter and pitcher. Nowadays, the sport has made fans across the world and also become the leading spectator sport in Japan. In fact, this sport is also celebrated as a national sport by the American countries.

Golf

Estimated population of fans: 450 million

Regional Popularity: America, Asia, Europe, Canada

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This sport comes at 8th position in the list of popular sport in the world. The Golf initiated From 13th Century .  In this game competition, nature is too much indirect. And also in this game opponent are never face to face in competition with each other that make a lack of clash or apparent competitiveness among opponent. In this arena, American players are also very dominant.

Basketball

Estimated population of fans: 400 million

Regional Popularity: America

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An America made Basketball in the late 19th century. The talent for this game is greatly developed by the Australia, Argentina, and also Lithuania. In fact, To play this rare sport you need very less space. The great talent from the country for example Germany, Canada, Spain, and France are making their career in America. In fact, To play this game you required a rectangular court.

American Football

Estimated population of fans: 400 million

Regional Popularity: America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa

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This popular sport has millions of American fans and also have all over the world. The American football originated as a sport which played between college teams in the US. In fact, initially, the American football  conceived as a combination of Association football and Rugby football.