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The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

List Criteria: The greatest professional teams. No minor league teams, iconic collegiate teams okay

The best sports franchises in sports history, ranked by sports fans for sports fans. Most teams have a dynasty that only lasts for a few years. But a great sports franchise is consistently successful on and off the playing field, earning loyalty and respect from the team's fans and the sports world as a whole. Anyone can vote for their favorite franchises on this list, or add their own list of the best sports franchises to these rankings. So, whether you're a hardcore sports fan or just a fan of how certain teams play the game, this is the place to release your inner SportsCenter commentator.

What are the best sports teams of all time? Can a basketball dynasty edge out a classic baseball favorite? The fans get to decide on this list of the best sports teams ever. But remember, the top clubs aren't necessarily the most successful sports franchises. Some may have losing records overall, or have just enjoyed a few short bursts of glory, but no matter their win-lose percentages, these teams have stood the test of time and made history as the some of the favorites of all time.

The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time Sports Teams
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    the people's #1
    New York City, The Bronx

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    Boston

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    - 1199

    most listed
    Los Angeles

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    + 888
    - 1072


    Green Bay

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    + 716
    - 862


    Chicago

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  6. 6
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    - 969


    Pittsburgh

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  7. 7
    + 678
    - 855


    Detroit

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  8. 8
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    - 864


    Boston

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  9. 9
    + 660
    - 872


    Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

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  10. 10
    + 558
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    Montreal, Québec

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    + 612
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    Foxborough

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    + 562
    - 764


    St. Louis

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    + 437
    - 503


    San Antonio

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    + 509
    - 646


    Barcelona

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    - 736


    San Francisco

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Arlington

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  17. 17
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    - 653


    Madrid

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  18. 18
    + 380
    - 611


    Los Angeles

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    ranked low on reranks
    Chicago

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    Notre Dame

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    Chicago

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    added by dannyseven
    Boston

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    East Rutherford

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    Liverpool

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    - 234

    added by sebbzor
    Munich

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    + 134
    - 177

    added by henry216
    New Zealand Rugby Union

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  27. 27
    + 170
    - 278


    Germany

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    - 357


    Detroit

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    - 375


    Toronto

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    - 449


    San Francisco

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    - 375


    Los Angeles

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    Chicago

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    - 189

    added by ChrisRubin
    Pittsburgh

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    + 39
    - 59


    Oakland

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    + 193
    - 388


    Holloway

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    + 35
    - 69

    added by EmilianoLanzoni
    Turin

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    + 185
    - 410


    Milan

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    + 53
    - 110


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    + 28
    - 51

    added by dannyseven
    Toronto

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    + 20
    - 49


    Los Angeles

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    + 137
    - 324


    Oakland

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Denver

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    + 39
    - 32

    ranked low on reranks

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    + 36
    - 74

    added by marcus-ramos
    Seattle

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    - 45


    Vancouver

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    + 26
    - 60

    added by RichardBeecher
    Toronto

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    + 105
    - 239

    added by yankeesmdfan
    Tuscaloosa

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    + 83
    - 148


    New York City

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  49. 49
    + 113
    - 284

    added by snowman69
    Atlanta

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  50. 50
    + 128
    - 320


    Cincinnati

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