Top 5 Sports in the World

Top 5 Sports in the World

Top 5 Sports in the World

There are numerous sports worldwide, some of which are more popular than others. It’s hard to name just five without missing someone out! That’s why I’ve made this handy guide with my personal top five best sports in the world, in no particular order.

1) Soccer

Soccer, or football as it is known around most of Europe and South America, is one of those all-encompassing sports with something for everyone. An extremely low-impact sport, soccer is a safe bet if you’re looking to get involved with a team sport without all of the physical contacts that many other sports require.

 It also doesn’t hurt that some of our biggest stars in American pop culture—think David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo—are soccer players! If you aren’t familiar with playing, check out 10 Things You Need To Know About Soccer to find out more about how soccer works.

2) Basketball

Basketball is a type of team sport. The objective is to score points by shooting a ball through a hoop on a basketball court and preventing the opposing team from achieving. It was invented by Dr. James Naismith on December 21, 1891, in Springfield, Massachusetts. It grew in popularity very quickly, and now it’s one of the most popular sports played worldwide. Basketball became an official Olympic Sport for men’s competition at 1972 games.

3) Rugby

Rugby is a contact team sport that originated in England but is now played worldwide. The sport has a long history, stemming from football and rugby-like games in English public schools during the 19th century. Its governing body is World Rugby.

 Unlike many sports, rugby requires little equipment – just a ball and a safe playing area. Games are played between two teams of 15 players, contest possession of an oval-shaped ball. Points are scored by carrying it over lines or kicking it through goalposts at each end of a rectangular field. The team with the most points wins. One of its greatest assets is that it can be enjoyed across all ages and levels; from elite professional players to absolute beginners, it’s a sport anyone can play! The international governing body is known as World Rugby (WR). With one unified code since 1871, global participation has seen a rapid increase over recent years – especially among women and girls. There are more than 100 million active rugby union players worldwide today!

4) Tennis

Tennis is a classic sport that’s easy to play but not always easy to master. The rules are simple: Each player gets two chances to hit a ball across a net into their opponent’s side of the court, using four different kinds of shots—serves, forehands, backhands, and volleys. From there, it becomes far more complex—think about how much knowledge and skill goes into getting your racket just right!

5) Baseball

Baseball is one of America’s most popular sports. Like its parent game rounders, baseball was invented by English expatriates to kill time on rainy days and winters. The game quickly evolved from an informal pastime into an actual American sport, which has remained essentially unchanged since its inception over 150 years ago.

 Invented by Alexander Cartwright in 1845, baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of nine players each. Each team defends its home base while scoring runs by batting a ball into play, running around four bases arranged at right angles, and returning to home base. The nine players on each team take turns batting (with an unlimited number of innings) and fielding.