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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  1. 1
    + 1,408
    - 1,644

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

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  2. 2
    + 1,084
    - 1,378


    Boston

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  3. 3
    + 1,000
    - 1,442

    most listed
    Los Angeles

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  4. 4
    + 1,068
    - 1,302


    Green Bay

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  5. 5
    + 881
    - 1,070


    Chicago

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  6. 6
    + 830
    - 1,176


    Pittsburgh

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  7. 7
    + 763
    - 1,071


    Boston

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  8. 8
    + 797
    - 1,057


    Detroit

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  9. 9
    + 791
    - 1,065


    Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

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  10. 10
    + 660
    - 947


    Montreal, Québec

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  11. 11
    + 658
    - 791


    Barcelona

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  12. 12
    + 750
    - 1,043


    Foxborough

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  13. 13
    + 671
    - 923


    St. Louis

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  14. 14
    + 552
    - 642


    San Antonio

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  15. 15
    + 567
    - 892


    San Francisco

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  16. 16
    + 554
    - 1,137

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arlington

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  17. 17
    + 533
    - 800


    Madrid

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  18. 18
    + 448
    - 739


    Los Angeles

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  19. 19
    + 353
    - 425

    ranked low on reranks
    Chicago

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  20. 20
    + 354
    - 690


    Chicago

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  21. 21
    + 370
    - 725


    Notre Dame

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  22. 22
    + 360
    - 727


    New York City

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  23. 23
    + 224
    - 396

    added by dannyseven
    Boston

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  24. 24
    + 211
    - 352

    added by sebbzor
    Munich

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  25. 25
    + 231
    - 402

    added by sebbzor

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  26. 26
    + 236
    - 378


    Germany

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  27. 27
    + 193
    - 279

    added by henry216
    New Zealand Rugby Union

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  28. 28
    + 233
    - 480


    Toronto

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  29. 29
    + 245
    - 447

    added by snowman69
    Chicago

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  30. 30
    + 255
    - 542


    San Francisco

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  31. 31
    + 230
    - 460


    Detroit

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  32. 32
    + 155
    - 280

    added by ChrisRubin
    Pittsburgh

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  33. 33
    + 78
    - 165

    added by EmilianoLanzoni
    Turin

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  34. 34
    + 197
    - 463


    Los Angeles

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  35. 35
    + 230
    - 487


    Holloway

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  36. 36
    + 221
    - 504


    Milan

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  37. 37
    + 101
    - 168

    ranked low on reranks
    Oakland

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  38. 38
    + 213
    - 533

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Denver

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  39. 39
    + 69
    - 134

    added by dannyseven
    Toronto

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  40. 40
    + 118
    - 223


    New York City

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  41. 41
    + 166
    - 403


    Oakland

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  42. 42
    + 141
    - 322

    added by yankeesmdfan
    Tuscaloosa

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  43. 43
    + 90
    - 193


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  44. 44
    + 82
    - 99

    ranked low on reranks

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  45. 45
    + 187
    - 439


    Oakland

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  46. 46
    + 73
    - 164

    added by marcus-ramos
    Seattle

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  47. 47
    + 54
    - 135

    added by RichardBeecher
    Toronto

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  48. 48
    + 182
    - 520


    Miami metropolitan area

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  49. 49
    + 83
    - 187


    Edmonton

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  50. 50
    + 142
    - 353

    added by snowman69
    Atlanta

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