Maybe some sports enthusiasts would have the ability to memorize all the sports available to be played. Whether they are only individual sports or team sports, it would be nice and helpful if a person would have an idea of what are the most famous sports in the world.

So here is a short list of the most-played sports around the world.

  1. FOOTBALL
  2. This is the dominating sports in Europe and in America. Experts claim that it is the most accessible sport as it basically involves kicking of a ball which normal people can do.

  3. BASKETBALL
  4. Basketball is very popular and it is often argued to be the second most-played sport next to football. After its introduction to countries like China, Philippines, Canada, Spain, Australia, Turkey, France and Germany, it has been a wide-spread sport being played by ordinary people.

  5. CRICKET
  6. Cricket has many avid fans in Pakistan, Indian, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh while England, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. It is actually the third most-watched sports competition in the world.

  7. TENNIS
  8. This popular sports activity is actually more of an individual competition. Although variations of team contests emerge, tennis is considered to be a measurement of the skill of one person as only one person would think of himself while playing the game. This is popular in over 45 countries around the world.

  9. ATHLETICS
  10. Athletics is a very challenging competition. As the sport requires you to be good at running, jumping and track and field events, this also means that you have to be skillful while playing this sport. This is popular around the world because it is actually the embodiment and representation of the different sports.

  11. BOXING
  12. Aside from the intensity of this sport, this has become popular worldwide because of the political-economic factors being associated with it. The female variant of this sport is also widely-acceptable.