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
    + 1,023
    - 1,280


    Boston

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  3. 3
    + 945
    - 1,342

    most listed
    Los Angeles

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  4. 4
    + 992
    - 1,198


    Green Bay

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  5. 5
    + 825
    - 983


    Chicago

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  6. 6
    + 770
    - 1,091


    Pittsburgh

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  7. 7
    + 753
    - 975


    Detroit

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  8. 8
    + 722
    - 973


    Boston

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  9. 9
    + 737
    - 988


    Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

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  10. 10
    + 615
    - 871


    Montreal, Québec

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  11. 11
    + 703
    - 959


    Foxborough

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  12. 12
    + 629
    - 853


    St. Louis

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  13. 13
    + 612
    - 726


    Barcelona

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  14. 14
    + 517
    - 580


    San Antonio

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  15. 15
    + 532
    - 829


    San Francisco

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  16. 16
    + 519
    - 1,063

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arlington

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  17. 17
    + 429
    - 680


    Los Angeles

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  18. 18
    + 508
    - 743


    Madrid

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  19. 19
    + 318
    - 375

    ranked low on reranks
    Chicago

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  20. 20
    + 358
    - 666


    Notre Dame

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  21. 21
    + 335
    - 631


    Chicago

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  22. 22
    + 336
    - 669


    New York City

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    + 190
    - 300

    added by sebbzor
    Munich

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    + 201
    - 344

    added by dannyseven
    Boston

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  25. 25
    + 201
    - 356

    added by sebbzor

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  26. 26
    + 212
    - 340


    Germany

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  27. 27
    + 173
    - 245

    added by henry216
    New Zealand Rugby Union

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  28. 28
    + 69
    - 128

    added by EmilianoLanzoni
    Turin

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  29. 29
    + 214
    - 437


    Toronto

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  30. 30
    + 219
    - 421


    Detroit

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  31. 31
    + 191
    - 428


    Los Angeles

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  32. 32
    + 238
    - 513


    San Francisco

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  33. 33
    + 225
    - 407

    added by snowman69
    Chicago

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  34. 34
    + 82
    - 127

    ranked low on reranks
    Oakland

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  35. 35
    + 212
    - 464


    Milan

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  36. 36
    + 134
    - 245

    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
    - 99

    added by dannyseven
    Toronto

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  41. 41
    + 69
    - 71

    ranked low on reranks

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  42. 42
    + 128
    - 284

    added by yankeesmdfan
    Tuscaloosa

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  43. 43
    + 60
    - 127

    added by marcus-ramos
    Seattle

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  44. 44
    + 156
    - 371


    Oakland

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  45. 45
    + 103
    - 191


    New York City

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  46. 46
    + 173
    - 489


    Miami metropolitan area

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  47. 47
    + 167
    - 409


    Oakland

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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
    + 138
    - 363


    Cincinnati

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