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Top 10 Biggest Sportswear Brands in the World

1. Nike

Top 10 Biggest Sportswear Brands in the World

Worldwide sportswear sales: $44.5 billion
Main sports product: Shoes
Founded in: 1964
Based in: Beaverton, Oregon, USA
Owned by: Nike, Inc.

Nike remains the biggest sportswear brand in the world. With a revenue nearing $45 billion now, the Oregon-based American company has been and still is quite comfortably in the lead within the global sportswear market. Shoes still represent the main product line of Nike, but they are far from the only ones at this point.

2. Adidas

Top 10 Biggest Sportswear Brands in the World

Worldwide sportswear sales: $23.5 billion
Main sports product: Shoes
Founded in: 1949
Based in: Herzogenaurach, Bavaria, Germany
Owned by: Adidas AG

The second giant on the global sportswear market is Adidas, a company founded by Adolf Dassler (hence the name). Like arch competitor Nike, the German corporation mainly produces shoes for all kinds of sporting activities but is also a more general sports brand at this point and active in many other fields of the world of sports and daily lifestyle.

3. Puma

Top 10 Biggest Sportswear Brands in the World

Worldwide sportswear sales: $6.2 billion
Main sports product: Shoes
Founded in: 1948
Based in: Herzogenaurach, Bavaria, Germany
Owned by: Puma SE

Puma was founded by Rudolf Dassler, the brother of Adidas founder Adolf Dassler. The brothers originally founded and led their company. After a major argument, they then decided to part ways and each founded their own respective company. Puma is based in the same small Bavarian town as Adidas. While it is far smaller than its brotherly company, they do still hold a strong third place in the global sportswear market.

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