What Sports Do They Play in Spain?

Some of the most popular sports played and watched in Spain include soccer, basketball, tennis, handball and motorsports. Spain has a long history with soccer, including a FIFA World Cup win in 2010. The country also hosted the 1982 World Cup in Madrid.

Spain hosts many professional sports teams and activities, including soccer teams in La Liga (or the Spanish League), basketball teams in the ACB (one of the European professional basketball leagues), tennis, golf, Grand Prix motorcycle racing and Formula One auto racing. Some of the most notable sports figures from Spain include tennis player Rafael Nadal, golfer pros Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal, basketball players Pau and Marc Gasol, and race car driver Fernando Alonso.