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
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    - 1,509

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

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  2. 2
    + 999
    - 1,256


    Boston

    ;
  3. 3
    + 930
    - 1,320

    most listed
    Los Angeles

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  4. 4
    + 977
    - 1,180


    Green Bay

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  5. 5
    + 809
    - 958


    Chicago

    ;
  6. 6
    + 756
    - 1,070


    Pittsburgh

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  7. 7
    + 745
    - 947


    Detroit

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  8. 8
    + 708
    - 954


    Boston

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  9. 9
    + 726
    - 966


    Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

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  10. 10
    + 606
    - 853


    Montreal, Québec

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  11. 11
    + 687
    - 936


    Foxborough

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  12. 12
    + 623
    - 837


    St. Louis

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  13. 13
    + 592
    - 712


    Barcelona

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  14. 14
    + 508
    - 568


    San Antonio

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  15. 15
    + 522
    - 816


    San Francisco

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  16. 16
    + 510
    - 1,046

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arlington

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  17. 17
    + 421
    - 670


    Los Angeles

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  18. 18
    + 498
    - 728


    Madrid

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  19. 19
    + 308
    - 365

    ranked low on reranks
    Chicago

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  20. 20
    + 352
    - 653


    Notre Dame

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  21. 21
    + 331
    - 622


    Chicago

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  22. 22
    + 330
    - 657


    New York City

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  23. 23
    + 196
    - 331

    added by dannyseven
    Boston

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  24. 24
    + 183
    - 291

    added by sebbzor
    Munich

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  25. 25
    + 195
    - 343

    added by sebbzor

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  26. 26
    + 167
    - 233

    added by henry216
    New Zealand Rugby Union

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  27. 27
    + 202
    - 331


    Germany

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  28. 28
    + 218
    - 410


    Detroit

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  29. 29
    + 209
    - 425


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  30. 30
    + 60
    - 116

    added by EmilianoLanzoni
    Turin

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  31. 31
    + 189
    - 420


    Los Angeles

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  32. 32
    + 233
    - 505


    San Francisco

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  33. 33
    + 76
    - 115


    Oakland

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  34. 34
    + 218
    - 399

    added by snowman69
    Chicago

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  35. 35
    + 207
    - 454


    Milan

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  36. 36
    + 214
    - 435


    Holloway

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  37. 37
    + 125
    - 237

    added by ChrisRubin
    Pittsburgh

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  38. 38
    + 195
    - 493

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Denver

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  39. 39
    + 76
    - 152


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  40. 40
    + 45
    - 93

    added by dannyseven
    Toronto

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  41. 41
    + 127
    - 279

    added by yankeesmdfan
    Tuscaloosa

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  42. 42
    + 155
    - 366


    Oakland

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  43. 43
    + 59
    - 123

    added by marcus-ramos
    Seattle

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  44. 44
    + 65
    - 67

    ranked low on reranks

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  45. 45
    + 101
    - 187


    New York City

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  46. 46
    + 172
    - 485


    Miami metropolitan area

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  47. 47
    + 165
    - 406


    Oakland

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  48. 48
    + 128
    - 318

    added by snowman69
    Atlanta

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  49. 49
    + 137
    - 357


    Cincinnati

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  50. 50
    + 30
    - 90


    Los Angeles

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