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Most Recognized Sports in the Globe


Many individuals around the world engage in sports. For some, it’s a hobby, others do it for fitness, and some for fun. Even senior singles who don’t play, enjoy watching others play. Different types of games have become so popular that they have amassed a massive following all over the globe. All of these games differ from each other with varying rules. Different international bodies also control them.

In addition to popularity, these sports are also profitable ventures as they generate tons of cash in various countries. Knowing this, below are a few of the most popular sports in the world which even single older women can enjoy.

Football/Soccer
This is undoubtedly the most recognized sport in the globe. It is projected that over half of the population in the world are fans of the sport. Football has an estimated following of around 4 billion individuals. Modern soccer first started in England, where it garnered a considerable amount of interest before extending to other areas of the globe. Now, the sport has a higher level of popularity in Americans and Europe in comparison to any other continent.

Cricket
This sport is one which is quite recognized in the previous colonies of Britain like Australia, Sri Lanka, India, and Bangladesh. It also has an estimated fan base of more than 2 billion individuals and has its major influence in the UK and other nations in the Commonwealth.

Field Hockey
This is a sport which has most of its influence in Africa, Australia, Africa, and Europe. This game shares some similarity with soccer, but as opposed to their feet, players use sticks to play and pass the ball around. The sport is played broadly in Pakistan, India, and Australia who have the most productive teams in the game. It has an estimated following of around 2 billion fans around the world.

Tennis
This is a sport which is quite popular around the world. There have been numerous versions of this sport played over the years by the Greeks, Egyptians as well as Romans. However, France was responsible for making the modern game accessible, and from there, it extended to other parts of the world. It has a huge fan base, which is projected to be around 1 billion.

Volleyball
This sport has most of its influence in North America and Western Europe. The game was developed in 1895, by William G. Morgan, in the United States. He took a bit from the concepts of tennis, baseball, handball, and basketball. Now, with most of its influence in North America and Western Europe, the sport has a projected following of around 900 million.

Table Tennis for Senior Singles
This is a sport which started in England in the 19th century as a small version of the sport called lawn tennis. Later on, the competition became broadly recognized as Ping Pong. Lots of individuals around the world enjoy this game projected at over 800 million followers.

Basketball
This is another popular sport with a massive amount of following. It has a projected followers base of more than 800 million individuals around the globe. It was developed in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith, as a substitute for football, since it is a spot which people can play indoors.

Baseball
This is a sport which gets most of its popularity from the US, Japan, and the Caribbean. In the 19th century, there were numerous versions of rugby played in the United States before its popularity rose to other parts of the globe. Now, it has a projected follower base of more than 500 million around the world.

Rugby
Rugby is a sport which was brought into light in medieval England. From the UK, it extended to other colonies in Britain like New Zealand and Australia. It also has a lot of influence in the Commonwealth and is projected to have a following of more than 450 million individuals.

Golf
With a following of more than 400 million individuals, this is certainly a game which is quite popular. Scotland was the first location this sport was played before it extended to the UK and the remainder of the globe. It's mostly famous in Western Europe, North America, and East Asia.






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