Ultimate List of the World's Most Popular Sports

Here is a list of the top 10 most popular sports, as listed on Sportingo by Amrit Doley (retrieved July 2010). This is just a list based on personal opinion - and it was not clear what the ranking was based on.

See also the index to other top 10 lists of the world's most popular sports and an analysis showing a better list of the true most popular sports of the world.

rank Sport
1. Soccer / Football
2. Cricket
3. Basketball
4. Baseball
5. Rugby Union
6. Field Hockey
7. Volleyball
8. Ice Hockey
9. American Football
10. Rugby League

reference: http://www.sportingo.com/all-sports/a11587_worlds-top-most-popular-team-sports (no longer available)

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