Infographic: Who invented popular sports?

Nowadays, each of us around the world knows a little something about our own favorite sports team.

Some of these facts range from simple to meticulous: who the players are, where they come from, what is a team's story, and so on. But what about their creators? Who are the masterminds behind our beloved sports and sports teams?

Most modern sports went through several changes before reaching their present-day versions. Just as there have been many changes, there have been many contributors to the crafting of each of these games. The following infographic highlights those innovators most commonly associated with the game.

As one will see, over time it has taken a team to make a team sport.

Credit: Infographicsarchive.com

Credit: Infographicsarchive.com

Cover photo credit: Usdailyreview.com