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
    + 949
    - 1216


    Boston

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  3. 3
    + 896
    - 1275

    most listed
    Los Angeles

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  4. 4
    + 936
    - 1145


    Green Bay

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  5. 5
    + 773
    - 926


    Chicago

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  6. 6
    + 725
    - 1033


    Pittsburgh

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  7. 7
    + 721
    - 917


    Detroit

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  8. 8
    + 680
    - 918


    Boston

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  9. 9
    + 704
    - 930


    Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

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  10. 10
    + 661
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    Foxborough

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  11. 11
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    - 824


    Montreal, Québec

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  12. 12
    + 603
    - 812


    St. Louis

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  13. 13
    + 486
    - 548


    San Antonio

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    Barcelona

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  15. 15
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    San Francisco

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Arlington

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  17. 17
    + 487
    - 699


    Madrid

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  18. 18
    + 405
    - 650


    Los Angeles

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    ranked low on reranks
    Chicago

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    Chicago

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    Notre Dame

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    Boston

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    New York City

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    Munich

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    - 317

    added by sebbzor

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    - 309


    Germany

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    - 215

    added by henry216
    New Zealand Rugby Union

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    - 389


    Detroit

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    - 409


    Toronto

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  30. 30
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    - 403


    Los Angeles

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    + 53
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    Turin

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    San Francisco

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    Holloway

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  34. 34
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    - 435


    Milan

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    + 61
    - 98


    Oakland

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    + 69
    - 136


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    + 206
    - 385

    added by snowman69
    Chicago

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    + 113
    - 220

    added by ChrisRubin
    Pittsburgh

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    + 55
    - 52

    ranked low on reranks

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  40. 40
    + 186
    - 473

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Denver

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    + 120
    - 262

    added by yankeesmdfan
    Tuscaloosa

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  42. 42
    + 149
    - 349


    Oakland

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    + 38
    - 76

    added by dannyseven
    Toronto

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    - 105

    added by marcus-ramos
    Seattle

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    - 173


    New York City

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    - 76


    Los Angeles

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    - 306

    added by snowman69
    Atlanta

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    + 135
    - 344


    Cincinnati

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  49. 49
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    - 394


    Oakland

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  50. 50
    + 164
    - 473

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Miami metropolitan area

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