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The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

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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.

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

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      the people's #1
      New York Yankees

      New York City, The Bronx More
      81
    2. 2
      Up 548
      Down 710

      most listed
      Los Angeles Lakers

      Los Angeles More
      74
    3. 3
      Up 525
      Down 688
      Boston More
      74
    4. 4
      Up 538
      Down 582
      Green Bay More
      74
    5. 5
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      Down 460
      Chicago More
      65
    6. 6
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      Down 471
      Old Trafford, Greater Manchester More
      65
    7. 7
      Up 421
      Down 483
      Detroit More
      65
    8. 8
      Up 384
      Down 577
      Pittsburgh More
      62
    9. 9
      Up 335
      Down 426
      St. Louis More
      60
    10. 10
      Up 335
      Down 441
      Montreal, Québec More
      58
    11. 11
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      Down 429
      San Francisco More
      58
    12. 12
      Up 344
      Down 491
      Boston More
      57
    13. 13
      Up 248
      Down 355
      Madrid More
      52
    14. 14
      Up 292
      Down 636

      often listed &ranked high on reranks
      Dallas Cowboys

      Arlington More
      52
    15. 15
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      Down 445
      Foxborough More
      52
    16. 16
      Up 253
      Down 365
      Barcelona More
      52
    17. 17
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      Down 376
      Los Angeles More
      47
    18. 18
      Up 181
      Down 292
      San Antonio More
      45
    19. 19
      Up 182
      Down 347
      Notre Dame More
      43
    20. 20
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      Down 339
      East Rutherford More
      42
    21. 21
      Up 167
      Down 302
      Chicago More
      42
    22. 22
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      Chicago More
      41
    23. 23
      Up 35
      Down 59
      Liverpool More
      40
      added by: sebbzor
    24. 24
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      Down 130
      Brazil More
      39
    25. 25
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      Down 200
      Los Angeles More
      38
    26. 26
      Up 39
      Down 61
      Boston More
      38
      added by: dannyseven
    27. 27
      Up 84
      Down 167
      Chicago More
      38
      added by: snowman69
    28. 28
      Up 3
      Down 9
      37
      added by: Lusebc
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    29. 29
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      Down 221
      Holloway More
      36
    30. 30
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      Down 250
      San Francisco More
      36
    31. 31
      Up 20
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      Munich More
      36
      added by: sebbzor
    32. 32
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      Down 185
      Toronto More
      36
    33. 33
      Up 112
      Down 246
      Milan More
      35
    34. 34
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      Down 172
      Detroit More
      34
    35. 35
      Up 56
      Down 135
      Atlanta More
      34
      added by: snowman69
    36. 36
      Up 78
      Down 169
      Cincinnati More
      33
    37. 37
      Up 74
      Down 171
      Oakland More
      32
    38. 38
      Up 12
      Down 24
      Pittsburgh More
      31
      added by: ChrisRubin
    39. 39
      Up 32
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      Miami More
      31
      added by: tylerrollo
    40. 40
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      Down 295

      often listed &ranked high on reranks
      Denver Broncos

      Denver More
      31
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      Up 14
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      New Zealand More
      31
    42. 42
      Up 6
      Down 19
      Rome More
      31
      added by: dannyseven
    43. 43
      Up 49
      Down 99

      ranked low on reranks
      Germany National Football Team

      Germany More
      29
    44. 44
      Up 82
      Down 319

      often listed &ranked high on reranks
      Miami Dolphins

      Miami metropolitan area More
      28
    45. 45
      Up 37
      Down 100
      Tuscaloosa More
      28
      added by: yankeesmdfan
    46. 46
      Up 17
      Down 43
      Philadelphia More
      27
      added by: tyler
    47. 47
      Up 41
      Down 130
      New York City More
      27
    48. 48
      Up 4
      Down 4

      ranked low on reranks
      Georgetown Hoyas Men's Basketball

      Washington, D.C. More
      26
    49. 49
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      Down 236
      Auburn Hills More
      26
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      Melbourne More
      26
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