Most Popular Sport Lists

We have a discussion about what is the world's most popular sport. Here are some of the lists that have been published online.

The similarity of these lists is that for the majority of them soccer / association football is on top, irrespective of the criteria for the list.

Whether the list is based on most fans or most participants or whatever the definition of popular, World Football / Soccer is top of the list. Depending on what criteria you use for popularity, the next sports in the list may include basketball, cricket, volleyball, baseball and other versions of football (American, rugby). We have compared these lists and on average, after soccer on the top of the list, cricket is next then baseball.

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Football/Soccer is clearly the world's most popular sport, and has the most popular athletes, but which sport has the fittest players (but not necessarily the greatest athlete). These players do not always earn the most. The best of the best have made it to our 7 Sporting Wonders Lists.

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