2/23/2015 – Volleyball is the 5th Most Popular Sport on Earth
According to Top10Zen, a website dedicated to making top ten lists, volleyball clocks in surprisingly high as the world’s fifth most popular sport! The data was based on media coverage and audience numbers of the sport.
The article states that the sport has over 900 million fans worldwide. Part of what makes the sport so popular is its ability to be played on a variety of surfaces (court, sand, grass, dirt, or even cement). Volleyball beats out the NFL, basketball, golf, baseball, and table tennis to claim 5th. Sports that are more popular than volleyball (in order) are soccer, cricket, field hockey, and tennis.