7. Baseball (about 500 million people)
Developed in England, baseball is still one of the sports with the most rules and quite complicated. The main rules of the game have not changed since 1901. Currently, baseball is the leader in the number of spectators watching sports in Japan, and has become a national sport in some regional countries. Central and South America. Cuba is the leading force in this sport when it won many Olympic gold medals. Japan is also very strong when it has won two championships in three times of the World baseball Classics World Cup organized by the International Baseball Federation since 2006.
8. Golf (about 450 million people)
Golf has been around since the 13th century. But it wasn’t until the 1400s in Scotland that it developed into a true sport. This is probably the only sport that is still used as a venue for the birthplace. Old Course Course in St. Andrews (Scotland) has held golf events during the past 500 years.
Unlike most other sports, golfers never face each other directly on the course at the tournament, and there is almost no conflict or scuffle occurring in golf tournaments. Golf is developed mainly in USA, Europe, Canada, Australia.
9. Basketball (about 400 million people)
The game was developed in the United States in the late 19th century, and Americans dominated basketball throughout the first century after its birth. So far, several other countries have introduced some world-class talents such as Lithuania, Argentina and Australia.
The rapid urbanization has contributed to the increasing popularity of basketball on a global scale, because it is one of the few sports that can be played in small spaces. National leagues in Greece, Israel and Japan are now able to attract some American basketball players who are past their peak or cannot compete in the US professional basketball (NBA) position. . In the opposite direction, many talents from countries like Germany, France, Spain and Canada have also made their mark in the American professional league, including some who have even won the title of Player or first prize.
10. American football (about 400 million people)
This sport almost does not appear outside of North America. However, the passionate passion of millions of Americans has helped American Football win the final position in the top 10 most attractive sports in the world.
This was a sport modified by the American rugby (rugby) in the late 19th century. Initially this was only considered a sport of schools or some organizations, until the Football Association American style stone (NFL) was founded in 1920.
Currently NFL has no team outside of North America, but previously there was a European version of NFL Europe with matches held every year in the UK. Famous American football teams in history and still best known today are Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers, and San Francisco 49ers.