The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time Sports Teams

The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

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

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  2. 2
    + 1,019
    - 1,276


    Boston

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  3. 3
    + 943
    - 1,337

    most listed
    Los Angeles

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  4. 4
    + 989
    - 1,194


    Green Bay

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  5. 5
    + 821
    - 976


    Chicago

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  6. 6
    + 768
    - 1,086


    Pittsburgh

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  7. 7
    + 751
    - 970


    Detroit

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  8. 8
    + 720
    - 969


    Boston

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  9. 9
    + 735
    - 983


    Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

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  10. 10
    + 700
    - 954


    Foxborough

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  11. 11
    + 613
    - 869


    Montreal, Québec

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  12. 12
    + 627
    - 851


    St. Louis

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  13. 13
    + 609
    - 723


    Barcelona

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  14. 14
    + 516
    - 578


    San Antonio

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  15. 15
    + 529
    - 827


    San Francisco

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    - 1,062

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arlington

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  17. 17
    + 427
    - 679


    Los Angeles

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  18. 18
    + 507
    - 741


    Madrid

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    + 317
    - 373

    ranked low on reranks
    Chicago

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    + 356
    - 664


    Notre Dame

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  21. 21
    + 334
    - 629


    Chicago

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  22. 22
    + 336
    - 667


    New York City

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    + 201
    - 343

    added by dannyseven
    Boston

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    - 300

    added by sebbzor
    Munich

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  25. 25
    + 200
    - 353

    added by sebbzor

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  26. 26
    + 211
    - 340


    Germany

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  27. 27
    + 171
    - 244

    added by henry216
    New Zealand Rugby Union

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  28. 28
    + 69
    - 126

    added by EmilianoLanzoni
    Turin

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  29. 29
    + 214
    - 435


    Toronto

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  30. 30
    + 219
    - 419


    Detroit

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  31. 31
    + 191
    - 427


    Los Angeles

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  32. 32
    + 238
    - 512


    San Francisco

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  33. 33
    + 223
    - 406

    added by snowman69
    Chicago

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    + 81
    - 125

    ranked low on reranks
    Oakland

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  35. 35
    + 211
    - 464


    Milan

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  36. 36
    + 134
    - 244

    added by ChrisRubin
    Pittsburgh

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  37. 37
    + 216
    - 446


    Holloway

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  38. 38
    + 79
    - 156


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  39. 39
    + 198
    - 498

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Denver

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  40. 40
    + 49
    - 98

    added by dannyseven
    Toronto

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  41. 41
    + 69
    - 71

    ranked low on reranks

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  42. 42
    + 128
    - 283

    added by yankeesmdfan
    Tuscaloosa

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  43. 43
    + 156
    - 371


    Oakland

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  44. 44
    + 59
    - 127

    added by marcus-ramos
    Seattle

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  45. 45
    + 103
    - 191


    New York City

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  46. 46
    + 167
    - 409


    Oakland

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  47. 47
    + 172
    - 489


    Miami metropolitan area

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  48. 48
    + 129
    - 323

    added by snowman69
    Atlanta

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  49. 49
    + 32
    - 94


    Los Angeles

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  50. 50
    + 137
    - 362


    Cincinnati

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