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There is nothing better than starting a blog on a subject you’ve passion for. Sports is one of those niches which everyone has a passion for, and your idea of starting a blog on your favorite one is a good one.

But to make a blog popular and put things in motion, you need to pick a good, reliable, and fast hosting server, and a premium theme to get proper functionalities and a top-notch makeover.

Over here, I’m going to start a compilation that will help you look only at the best Sports WordPress themes out there. Each of the themes I’m about to mention is hand-picked and are perfect for the niche.

Of course, you can start with any free theme, but if you wish to create a reader base from day one, then going with the premium look is highly recommended.

So What’s the Best WordPress Sports Theme? 

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GoodLife

It’s a multipurpose magazine specific theme which holds two sports niche Demos, pre-ready to fit the requirements perfectly. There are tons of features and customization options available for the posts and pages, making sure the proper magazine look is achieved, which is also elegant and attractive. The theme even has a specific page designed for videos and galleries. Apart from the available customization options which are controlled via Options Panel, there is Visual Composer included in the package, which allows the webmaster to create new UIs and that too via Drag & Drop page builder tools. Moreover, it packs Rankie, Essential Grid, Maintenance Pro, and Viral Quiz Builder premium plugins.

Theme highlights:

  • It comes with integration and proper support for Jetpack plugin and also includes social sharing tools.
  • It is optimized for performance and SEO, ensuring the content ranks on better rankings.
  • The pagination part is powered by AJAX and the theme also packs infinite loading for articles.
  • It comes with built-in Review tools, allowing you to put a detailed product review online.

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14

Sport

If you’re planning to run a sports club, or a simple website, or both, then consider checking this trending product at ThemeForest. The package includes two pre-designed homepage skins, which are easy to pick, and are different in looks than each other. The UI is responsive and ready to work perfectly on Retina display featured gadgets. To help you run an online community, the theme is supported by bbPress and BuddyPress plugins and it even includes Events Calendar, to help you put appointments and run online events. Moreover, WooCommerce support is also there to help you setup a small shop online and sell club products. The theme allows loading Demo content with one simple click and even allows the webmaster to use its own custom CSS code.

Theme highlights:

  • It comes with advanced Blog options and supports multiple post types.
  • An easy to use, yet powerful Admin Panel is also available in the Dashboard along with a Drag & Drop page builder.
  • The theme is ready to work in any international language, thanks to the WPML compatibility.
  • It comes with proper documentation and even includes video tutorials.

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13

Energy

It’s a theme powered by Zoom framework which uses the modern web programming ethics to ensure elegant UI which is optimised for performance and SEO. The theme comes with Options Panel at the Dashboard, which helps the webmaster quickly to bring any possible functional and visual change. The UI is specific to our niche and comes with full-screen Slideshow. The best part is its simplicity. You can begin using the website soon after installing the theme. No setup (unless you wish to change) required!

Theme highlights:

  • It comes with Dynamic homepage builder which is powered by Widgets.
  • The Header area comes with two different designs which are easy to pick and customize.
  • The design is responsive and works perfectly on Retina display powered gadgets.
  • The theme comes with custom Page templates, supporting Testimonials and Blog Archive.

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Champion

It’s a WooCommerce ready premium theme which can be used to create a website for any sort of Sports team. It can even handle a fully functional blog, for spreading the words. The responsive layout is the real deal as it can work on mobile devices perfectly and the theme comes with all the special features required for our specific niche. It holds special pages where team lineup can be introduced, as well as the team manager. The UI is so cool that you’ll find it hard to ignore. Go ahead, check its Demo!

Theme highlights:

  • The theme package includes Slider Revolution plugin which otherwise comes at a cost.
  • It is backed up by Visual Composer Drag & Drop page builder tool, allowing the possibility of more layouts.
  • It comes with special Fixtures Management tools, allowing you to put the match information online.
  • A dedicated WooCommerce ready layout is also ready to help you quickly sell products.

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WP Soccer

If Soccer is your niche, then this should be the best pick for you. It comes with all the features and functionalities required to run a website in this niche, and the UI is also related to the same. It holds special features like Soccer Results, Points Table, Club and Profiles, and Soccer Fixtures. All good, right?

Theme highlights:

  • The theme comes with WooCommerce support, allowing you to quickly setup the shop and sell merchandise online.
  • It comes with Themeum Soccer Plugin, which is a premium tool for this specific niche.
  • The theme comes with a responsive layout which is also ready to work on Apple devices, powered by Retina display.
  • The theme comes with translation support, making sure the content is ready for the global audience.

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Osaga WP

We begin our countdown of top 5 sports WordPress themes with the ultimate Osega sports WP themes. The greatest benefit for you (webmaster) in using Osega sports WP theme is that it is a multipurpose theme which can be used for many things related with sports. For example, you can use it as an online sports magazine, dedicated sports online shop, or for many other purposes. Osega has an integrated scorecard plugin which can be customized, more than 600 fonts, social media sharing, Woo-Commerce support, retina & SEO friendly, etc. If I could sit down to write Osega’s feature than this whole article will be filled just introducing them. So, you should now try yourself if you are interested but keep in mind the theme costs $58.

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Hobby WP Sports Theme

Hobby is a well good enough theme to satisfy your sports hobbies in one go. With Hobby WP sports theme, you can cover such sporting activities like hiking, cycling, camping, fitness games, and so much more. The specialty of Hobby is its super-awesome blog section that provides a variety of posting formats. Additional value added are multi layer slider, modern minimal design, responsiveness, blog feed section, easy admin panel and team member section customization. Well, along with the mentioned qualities Hobby comes at a price of $48 which is worth its stature.

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Fit Sport Theme

Like I mentioned earlier, fitness & sports go hand in hand so here is one amazing WP theme from the top 5 sports WordPress themes that totally fits sporting and fitness spirit (or spirits as well). The theme is Fit which is a total compendium of features and functionalities. Among the theme’s notables, there is a great before & after effect GT3 module, full-width portfolio & blog pages, video background feature, revolutionary slider, full keyboard support, a variety of template alteration options; optimization for speed & SEO and the rest you need to find out yourself. But one thing I am making quite clear is that Fit is your total sports and fitness WP theme.

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Equipo

So far the only fully football-supportive WP theme among the top 5 sports WordPress themes. If you are a fan of a particular football club or team then this is the best piece of a theme you can find for your WordPress site. With being dedicated to football, there are some incredibly sharp features within Equipo that you can use for your benefit. First of all is that the coding of Equipo is based on CSS3 and HTML5 which are the latest web programming languages. Additionally, you have several typography options, multi-langue support, retina & responsive-ready theme, SEO friendly, cross-browser compatibility, etc. Try out Equipo for your football team website and experience something unique.

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GameDay

Considering to cover up any sports event? Go for GameDay WP sports theme and diversify your website among the rest of the others. While being a super-sporty theme, GameDay additionally provides Woo-Commerce support that can turn your site into an online sports store. Do not worry if your concern is the theme’s responsiveness factor as GameDay is a fully responsive theme. Easy to customize as well with drag & drop functionality in the admin panel, retina friendly, slideshow feature and so on so forth. The theme is highly recommended for covering specific sports games live.

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Symetrio

My first recommendation isn’t any best seller, but it is seriously on the topic here. it is among those rare themes, which matches perfectly with requirements in this Sports niche, and can be used to run a fully functional website or blog. It can be used to create a digital profile of a Gym, or Fitness Club, or Boxing classes, Martial arts, and even share event details, calendar, and much more. Trust me, it’s the perfect you can find out.

Theme highlights:

  • The theme is compatible with WooCommerce to help you sell products online and with bbPress to help you run an online community.
  • It packs multiple pre-ready demos which are all set and ready to install with a single click.
  • It comes with 70 Shortcodes and two premium plugins in the package itself.
  • Moreover, it is compatible with Visual Composer and Revolution Slider to help you bring any possible visual changes without coding at all.

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4

Newsmag

This one is the bestseller theme for magazine niche, and it holds a specific pre-ready layout perfectly matching to run a sports niche magazine. Trust me, there is no better magazine theme available to completely knock-out Newsman because of its top-notch features, performance scorecard, and everything else it packs within. Moreover, it includes Visual Composer to help you create your own visually unique looking layout for any specific webpage.

Theme highlights:

  • The theme comes with pre-loaded premium add-ons and plugins which increase the value you’re getting for the theme’s price.
  • No matter which demo you use, or how visually you change it, the overall theme still remains totally responsive and super elegant in looks.
  • It comes with Smart sidebar which sticks while user is scrolling down. This helps the visitor to click on elements at sidebar without scrolling back to top.
  • It comes with custom made Lightbox functionality to perfectly match the image galleries and make sure they look super cool.

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Fitness Sport Gym Responsive Theme

My next recommendation is nearly perfect to run a fitness specific website, like Yoga or similar ones, and it comes with a dedicated Event Calendar to keep your visitors interacted completely. It even includes WooTickets compatibility to help you sell online tickets, without adding any extra code. The package includes Revolution Slider which increases the elegance further, and at the back-end a Drag and Drop page builder is also available.

Theme highlights:

  • This theme is perfect for running a website of a fitness business where you can share classes details, fix appointments and sell online tickets or courses.
  • It comes with different home page layout and header designs to offer you some choices to pick.
  • The theme is totally responsive and is even compatible with 960, 1140, and 1260px resolutions.
  • Even with all those functionalities underneath, the theme can still score well at performance tests.

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Real Soccer

As you can judge from the name itself, this particular theme is specifically coded and designed for a soccer related business or maybe a team profile, or a coach’s portfolio. It comes with different layouts with cool parallax scrolling and color sections while still keeping everything perfect for the specific niche we’re looking at. It even includes a dedicated section to share player profile and a list of them, i.e., the team. No surprise, it has even won first prize among micro niche themes from Envato.

Theme highlights:

  • It includes a specific area where the webmaster can easily share league table and details.
  • The theme includes a specific section to share fixtures of matches and their outcomes and detailed report.
  • The theme package includes $23 value Master Slider which works in full-screen, full-width, and even in a boxed layout.
  • It even includes a specific landing page template where no header and footer areas are visible.

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Fishing Club

Again as the name suggests, this particular theme is perfect for running a Fishing club website. It is a product of Template Monster which is known for its quality themes since years and thus, you can trust on this product, totally. As usual, it includes stock photos, and comes with 24/7 free support with a guaranteed satisfaction. Talking of the theme’s feature it includes responsive layout, very cool and unique looking UI, and a Drag and Drop page builder at the back-end.

Theme highlights:

  • The theme includes parallax effect powered scrolling, which gives a cool transition effect.
  • It allows running a video in the background, which is a really cool way of showcasing video with site’s visitors.
  • It supports Mega Menu which is 100% compatible with the WordPress.
  • It uses HTML5 and CSS3 code behind which helps it to stay totally modern while consuming lesser server resources.

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Conclusion

That’s all I’ve to recommend in this compilation of best Sports WordPress themes. If you know any other better theme which deserves to be listed above, let me know in the discussion section below. Finally, I’ll recommend you to do firm research before starting the blog, learn most of the WordPress related tricks and procedures and also make use of social marketing and SEO. Good luck!

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