Top Ten Most Played Games In The World Right Now


All the people have their favorite sports or games. Different games are played all over the world differently. Someone played as his hobbies, or someone played his career, but in both of the times, they feel patriotism during competition. There are many games in the world. But the question is that, which are the most played games in the world. It depends on the game’s popularity and popularity depends on most played, most-watched, or the sport with the most passionate fans, participation, TV viewership, and high-level salaries!
There are many kinds of games all over the world, such as; football, cricket, baseball, basketball, tennis, table tennis, golf, baseball, volleyball, hockey, chess, card, race, etc. Here we will discuss some games, which are played mostly all over the world.

Most Played Games in the world

Here the list of the top ten most played games in the world based on estimated fans;

Games   Fans

  • Football (Soccer)- 3.5 Billion
  • Cricket – 2.5 Billion
  • Field Hockey – 2 Billion
  • Tennis – 1 Billion
  • Volleyball – 900 Million
  • Table Tennis – 850 Million
  • Baseball – 500 Million
  • Golf – 450 Million
  • Basketball– 400 Million
  • American Football – 400 Million

1. Football (Soccer)

The first most popular game in the world is football, following almost 3.5 billion fans. This game is that the mixture of adrenaline-pumping excitement, man-on-man aggression, a powerful competition that’s played by the leg with a ball

The word “football” originated from the phrase “football”, that defines the action of the foot kicking a ball.

Football is the most played and popular game in 57 countries around the world. More than 100 years, it began in the 19th century, 1883 in England.

Regional Popularity:
Europe, Africa, Asia, America.

2. Cricket

Because of the British Empire and the East India Company and their enlargement cricket developed very vastly over the world to establish civilization. Nowadays, it has 2.5 billion fans around the world. It’s also the most popular sport in Pakistan and Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and many other countries.

The word “cricket” derived from the Middle Dutchkrick, meaning ‘a stick’. According to Heiner Gillmeister, “cricket” derived from ‘cricket’, meaning”with the stick chase”.

Very popular game cricket was begun in the late 16th century with a long history in South-East England and developed in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Regional Popularity
Asia, Australia, UK.

3. Field Hockey

Field hockey has an estimated enlargement of the primary sphere of influence in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia and global following of 2 Billion fans. During the 1st half of the twentieth century, while India and Pakistan dominated this sport, Netherlands and Australia quickly took over that sport.

This game has been established since the 3rd Century BC, in Europe and Asia as well. In the 1800s, the contemporary field hockey sport was first played in England.

Regional Popularity
Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia.

4. Tennis:

Tennis is the fourth number of the game based on the fan serial, including 1 billion fans. No games are individual games but tennis is the game, which played individually from the previous three. This game is one of the longest standing and most reputable sports

This game has been established since the early 14th century and it is said that King Louis X of France had made an indoor tennis court.

Regional Popularity
Europe, Asia, America.

5. Volleyball:

Volleyball is the more simple game that has little equipment and rules. There just need to net and ball, no restrictions on sand, grass, or even cement. It is the most developed game that played in Turkey, Korea, Poland, Brazil, Italy, France, and many other European and African countries. But most of the countries, there some restrictions to playing volleyball, like; China and Japan.

This game was introduced in the Olympic Games back in 1964 and developed rapid growth in popularity around the world.

Regional Popularity
Europe, Australia, Asia, America.

6. Table Tennis:

Table Tennis is one kind of game that has not so professionalism to display its talent. Sometimes it played just as a hobby. But when it played on a professional ground, there some restrictions in Indonesia, China, and Malaysia and, to some extent, India. This sport has an estimated fan following 850 million and worldly referred to as “Ping Pong”.

This sport began in the 19th Century in England as a miniature version of the sports lawn tennis.

Regional Popularity
Europe, Africa, Asia, America.

7. Baseball:

Baseball is another American-led sport including 500 million fans. The first league for this sport was created in 1876 and the sport has been growing since then across the world. The Japanese people love this game and it achieved ever-growing popularity in Japan. In America, the media ratings are being high.

This game was established in 1876 in America and successfully spread around the world.

Regional Popularity
America, Japan.

8. Golf:

Golf is one of the oldest sports and now has around 450 million fans across Europe, Asia, and America. In comparison with other games, this sport has no such competition, action, face to face challenges, pumping, etc., rather it focuses on patience and personal skill.

This game was established in the 13th Century in Scotland and successfully spread around the world.

Regional Popularity
Europe, Asia, America, Canada.

9. Basketball:

Basketball is also played around the world, mainly played in the USA. Many people associated with this game. In China, it is played in schools and colleges as well as there being countless amateur and professional leagues over the world with 400 million.

Basketball is part of the fabric of the American population, that having been established in America in the late 19th century.

Regional Popularity

10. American Football:

American football ties with basketball in terms of popularity, with a fan following of around 390-400 million. Like basketball, American football has its popularity in the USA and are very much common within the region than in the other continent and territories. The most popular and played league of American football is the NFL that is played in the USA.

American Football originated in the USA, which is clear from its name. And later, this game populated the world

Regional Popularity
Europe, Africa, Asia, America, Australia

These top ten most played games in the world might be up-down in its rank if the fans rate is changed. Because with the development of civilization, people have been changed their mentality. Yet these games are most popular across the world.

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