What is the most popular sport?

With this issue, sports journalists were asked more than once and finally decided to carry out a global study. To draw up a rating, every sports discipline was considered from the point of view: the number of professional leagues around the world, the global audience, the number of sponsorship contracts, the average salary of players, social presence in the media, etc. After a year of stubborn work, the very top of the most popular sports was compiled. Internet edition of Pre-Party, which always holds a hand on the pulse of the top events of the world, simply could not not share this rating with you.

FOOTBALL: 4 billion followers

The predominance of football around the globe is so obvious that this should not be a surprise for those who did not expect to see this sport at the top of the list. The game has fans in all countries from Japan to America, but nowhere football is so popular as in Europe. For most European countries, this is not just a game, but a lifestyle. The World Cup is the most significant event of this sport, which is included in the list of the most highly paid competitions in the entire sports world.

Basketball: 1 billion followers

For the past 10 years, data on the income of the basketball league, television contracts and common sports popularity, they say that basketball has received massive recognition outside of his homeland – America. Basketball quickly became in demand in Canada, China, Spain, Philippines, Australia, Turkey, France, Germany.


Cricket: Approximately 2 billion followers

Cricket is one of the most popular sports mainly in countries such as England, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Australia, New Zealand. In India and Pakistan, cricket is appreciated on a par with religion. This is a source of patriotism, a reason for pride and the struggle for honor.

Tennis: The most expensive sport has 1 billion followers

Indeed, this is a universal game, and unlike team sports, the individuality of athletes attracts attention. Tennis is equally popular among men and women around the world. In fact, it is one of those rare species of the game, which ensures the equality of men and women. This concerns not only the load, but also the prize fund.


Athletics: more than 6 billion followers

The list of the most popular sports closes an athletics. To date, this is the global sport of all, since there are several disciplines: several types of running, jumping and much more. Athletics – Home Discipline at the Olympic Games and is the most viewed during the broadcast of games.

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