The 10 most popular sports in the world, ranked by fan numbers

Which sports are followed the most around the planet?

Stars Insider

23/05/24 | StarsInsider


The list of different sports is mind-bogglingly long. But the number of people who watch sport—the spectators—is simply staggering. As fans, billions of us around the world regularly follow a team, or a particular individual, in competition or at an amateur level. But which sports are the most popular, and what sort of audience figures do they command?

Click through and discover the most-watched sports in the world, ranked.  

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