Here is the list of most popular sports games by viewership in the world. There are mang sports played all over the world but very few games are able to win the hearts of people regardless of their ethnicity. Check out some most popular sports by viewership in the word.
Viewership – 3.5 billion (estimated)
Football is considered as one of the most popular sports games in the world with an estimation of about 200 countries playing football till now. Countries who are considered as leading football countries include Brazil, Germany, France, Argentina, Portugal, etc.
PROMINENT PLAYERS INCLUDE- CRISTIANO RONALDO, LIONEL MESSI, NEYMAR.
Viewership – 2.5 billion (estimated)
Cricket is the second most popular sports games in the world with over 105 countries playing it. Cricket is very popular in countries like Australia, India, England, West indies, Pakistan, Bangladesh,etc. Cricket has 3 formats, Test match is of 5 days while 50 overs match is of one day and 20 overs match is just a matter of some time. There is a long controversy of cricket for including in Olympics.
Prominent countries include – AUSTRALIA, INDIA, ENGLAND, SRI LANKA, PAKISTAN, NRW ZEALAND, SOUTH AFRICA WEST INDIES., ETC.
PROMINENT PLAYERS INCLUDE – SACHIN TENDULKAR, DON BRADMAN, RICKY PONTING, BRIAN LARA, SUNIL GAVASKAR.
Viewership – 2.5 billion (estimated)
Basketball is one of the prominent sports in the world with over more than 2.5 billion viewership (estimated). Prominent countries include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, CHINA, CANADA, PHILIPPINES, ETC.
Basketball is a game where both teams consist of 5 players play in a rectangular court and they have to score goals by throwing the ball into the opponent’s basket.
Prominent players – LEBRON JAMES, MICHAEL JORDAN, MAGIC JOHNSON.
4. FIELD HOCKEY
Viewership – 2.2 BILLION (ESTIMATED)
Hockey is an Olympic sport and very popular in the world after cricket basketball and football with about 70 countries playing it. Hockey team consists of 11 players and they have to score goals by pushing the ball into opponent’s court while the person who scores a goal must be present in the D of opponent’s court.
Prominent countries – AUSTRALIA, GERMANY, NETHERLANDS, BELGIUM, INDIA, PAKISTAN, ENGLAND, SOUTH AFRICA.
PROMINENT PLAYERS – DHYAN CHAND, SOHAIL ABBAS, RIC CHARLESWORTH, HASSAN SARDAR.
Viewership – 1 billion (estimated)
Tennis is also a world famous sport with s huge fan following all over the world. TENNIS can be played individually or between teams consisting of two players on both sides.
Prominent tennis players – ROGER FEDERER, SERENA WILLIAMS, RAFAEL NADAL.
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Viewership – 900 million ( estimated)
Volleyball is also one of the most famous sport in the world. There are two teams with 6 players in each team separated by a net. Both teams try to score points by grounding the ball in the opponent’s area.
Prominent countries – BRAZIL, CHINA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, RUSSIA, GERMANY, ETC.
Prominent players – KARCH KIRALY, LOGAN TOM, MIKE WHITMARSH.
7. TABLE TENNIS
Viewership – 900 million (estimated)
Table tennis is an indoor game which is popular all over the world. It is played by two players or four players on a table which is divided by a net.
CHINA is considered to be the prominent table tennis playing nation.
Prominent players – FAN ZHENDONG, MA LONG, XU XIN.
Viewership – 510 million (estimated)
Baseball is a very popular game in the world. In baseball, there are two teams of 9 players each. Both teams do batting and fielding.
Prominent countries – UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, SOUTH KOREA, JAPAN, CUBA, NETHERLANDS.
PROMINENT PLAYERS – TED WILLIAMS, TY COBB, WALTER JOHNSON.
Viewership – 400 million (estimated)
Rugby is also considered as one of the most popular sports games in the world with many fans across the world. In this game both teams try to score goals by throwing the ball from their hands into the opponent’s net.
Prominent countries – NEW ZEALAND, CANADA, SOUTH AFRICA, AUSTRALIA.
PPROMINENT PLAYERS – ZINZAN BROOKE, MARTIN JOHNSON, DAVID CAMPESE.
Viewership – 390 million ( estimated)
Golf is a popular sport with worldwide fans. The players in golf uses clubs to hit ball into a series of holes on a course. They need to do so in few strokes.
Prominent players – TIGER WOODS, JACK NICKLAUS.
So here are most popular sports games inby viewership. There are also many popular sports in the world which people love to watch. You should watch some of the above mentioned sport sometime and try to find something new in that sport.
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