Popular Sports in top 20 Populous countries

Ever wondered what are the most popular sports globally and in each country, here you go.

Popular Sports across the Globe (7,550 million people)

  1. Football or Soccer – 4,000 million Fans
  2. Cricket – 2,500 million Fans
  3. Field Hockey – 2,000 million Fans
  4. Tennis – 1,000 million Fans
  5. Volleyball – 900 Million Fans
  6. Table Tennis – 875 Million Fans
  7. Basketball – 825 Million Fans
  8. Baseball – 500 Million Fans
  9. Rugby – 475 Million Fans
  10. Golf – 450 Million Fans

Popular sports in top 10 populous countries


11. Popular Sports in Japan (127.19 million people)

  1. Baseball
  2. Sumo
  3. Soccer
  4. Football
  5. Tennis
  6. Volleyball
  7. Golf
  8. Auto Racing
  9. Boxing
  10. Basket Ball
  11. Rugby
  12. Skating
  13. Karate
  14. Puroresu
  15. Judo
  16. Motor Racing
  17. Kendo
  18. Swimming
  19. Speed skating
  20. Sky Jumping
  21. Figure Skating
  22. Gymnastics
  23. Athletics

12. Popular Sports in Ethiopia (107.53 million people)

  1. Football
  2. Volleyball
  3. Basket Ball
  4. Tennis
  5. Athletics
  6. Swimming
  7. Cycling
  8. Boxing
  9. Track and field

13.Popular Sports in Philippines (106.51 million people)

  1. Basket Ball
  2. Football
  3. Badminton
  4. Boxing
  5. Volleyball
  6. Billiards
  7. Tennis
  8. Bowling
  9. Taekwondo
  10. Cricket
  11. Athletics
  12. Cockfighting
  13. Horse racing
  14. Motor Racing
  15. Rugby
  16. Sailing
  17. Wind surfing
  18. Diving
  19. Cue Sports

14. Popular Sports in Egypt (99.38 million people)

  1. Football or Soccer
  2. Basket Ball
  3. Golf
  4. Field Hockey
  5. Tennis
  6. Swimming
  7. Squash
  8. Fishing
  9. Boxing
  10. Weightlifiting
  11. Wrestling

15. Popular Sports in Vietnam (96.49 million people)

  1. Football or Soccer
  2. Australian rules football
  3. Cricket
  4. Karate
  5. Badminton
  6. Rugby
  7. Tennis
  8. Chess
  9. Table tennis
  10. Volleyball
  11. Athletics

16. Popular Sports in DR Congo (84.00 million people)

  1. Football or Soccer
  2. Basket Ball
  3. Rugby
  4. Cycling
  5. Cricket
  6. Wrestling
  7. Athletics

17. Popular Sports in Germany (82.29 million people)

  1. Football or Soccer
  2. Basket Ball
  3. Ice hockey
  4. Handball
  5. Golf
  6. Motor sport
  7. Tennis
  8. Cycling
  9. Rugby
  10. Boxing
  11. Skiing
  12. Sailing
  13. Swimming
  14. Field Hockey

18. Popular Sports in Iran (82.01 million people)

  1. Football
  2. Wrestling
  3. Weightlifiting
  4. Polo
  5. Chess
  6. Skiing
  7. Futsal
  8. Martial arts
  9. Volleyball
  10. Tennis
  11. Kabaddi

19. Popular Sports in Turkey (81.92 million people)
20. Popular Sports in Thailand (69.18 million people)
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