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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.
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  1. 1
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    the people's #1 New York City, The Bronx

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  2. 2
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    Green Bay

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  3. 3
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    Boston

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  4. 4
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    most listed Los Angeles

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  5. 5
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    Down 531

    Chicago

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  6. 6
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    Detroit

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  7. 7
    Up 456
    Down 535

    Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

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  8. 8
    Up 435
    Down 634

    Pittsburgh

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  9. 9
    Up 362
    Down 490

    St. Louis

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  10. 10
    Up 374
    Down 487

    Montreal, Québec

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  11. 11
    Up 365
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    San Francisco

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  12. 12
    Up 378
    Down 548

    Boston

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  13. 13
    Up 296
    Down 407

    Madrid

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  14. 14
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    Down 491

    Foxborough

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  15. 15
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    Barcelona

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  16. 16
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Arlington

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  17. 17
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    San Antonio

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  18. 18
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    Los Angeles

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  19. 19
    Up 193
    Down 336

    Chicago

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  20. 20
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    Notre Dame

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  21. 21
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks East Rutherford

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  22. 22
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    Brazil

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  23. 23
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    Chicago

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  24. 24
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    added by sebbzor Liverpool

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  25. 25
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    added by sebbzor Munich

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  26. 26
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    Toronto

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  27. 27
    Up 106
    Down 233

    Los Angeles

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  28. 28
    Up 144
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    San Francisco

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  29. 29
    Up 114
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    Detroit

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  30. 30
    Up 101
    Down 196

    added by snowman69 Chicago

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  31. 31
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    Milan

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  32. 32
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    added by snowman69 Atlanta

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    Holloway

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  34. 34
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    Oakland

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    added by dannyseven Boston

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  36. 36
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    Cincinnati

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    ranked low on reranks Germany

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  38. 38
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Denver

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  39. 39
    Up 30
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    added by ChrisRubin Pittsburgh

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  40. 40
    Up 12
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    added by Trioxin245 Indianapolis

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  41. 41
    Up 14
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    added by Trioxin245

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  42. 42
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Miami metropolitan area

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  43. 43
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    New Zealand

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Oakland

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  45. 45
    Up 48
    Down 156

    New York City

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    ranked low on reranks & added by Trioxin245 Dortmund

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  47. 47
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    ranked low on reranks & added by s98876 Fulham

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  48. 48
    Up 38
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    often listed & added by tylerrollo Miami

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  49. 49
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    added by tyler Philadelphia

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  50. 50
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    Edmonton

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