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
    + 957
    - 1218


    Boston

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  3. 3
    + 902
    - 1280

    most listed
    Los Angeles

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  4. 4
    + 943
    - 1147


    Green Bay

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  5. 5
    + 779
    - 929


    Chicago

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  6. 6
    + 729
    - 1036


    Pittsburgh

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  7. 7
    + 724
    - 919


    Detroit

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  8. 8
    + 685
    - 922


    Boston

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  9. 9
    + 708
    - 934


    Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

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  10. 10
    + 666
    - 898


    Foxborough

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  11. 11
    + 588
    - 825


    Montreal, Québec

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  12. 12
    + 607
    - 812


    St. Louis

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  13. 13
    + 570
    - 688


    Barcelona

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  14. 14
    + 490
    - 549


    San Antonio

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  15. 15
    + 513
    - 793


    San Francisco

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  16. 16
    + 499
    - 1017

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Arlington

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  17. 17
    + 490
    - 702


    Madrid

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  18. 18
    + 408
    - 650


    Los Angeles

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    + 295
    - 343

    ranked low on reranks
    Chicago

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  20. 20
    + 321
    - 596


    Chicago

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  21. 21
    + 335
    - 633


    Notre Dame

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  22. 22
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    New York City

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    - 307

    added by dannyseven
    Boston

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    + 172
    - 270

    added by sebbzor
    Munich

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  25. 25
    + 187
    - 318

    added by sebbzor

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  26. 26
    + 197
    - 310


    Germany

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  27. 27
    + 156
    - 216

    added by henry216
    New Zealand Rugby Union

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  28. 28
    + 55
    - 96

    added by EmilianoLanzoni
    Turin

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  29. 29
    + 212
    - 390


    Detroit

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  30. 30
    + 198
    - 410


    Toronto

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  31. 31
    + 184
    - 404


    Los Angeles

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    + 205
    - 436


    Milan

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    + 210
    - 415


    Holloway

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  34. 34
    + 226
    - 489


    San Francisco

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  35. 35
    + 208
    - 386

    added by snowman69
    Chicago

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  36. 36
    + 40
    - 77

    added by dannyseven
    Toronto

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  37. 37
    + 191
    - 473

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Denver

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  38. 38
    + 69
    - 137


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  39. 39
    + 61
    - 101


    Oakland

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  40. 40
    + 53
    - 106

    added by marcus-ramos
    Seattle

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  41. 41
    + 113
    - 221

    added by ChrisRubin
    Pittsburgh

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  42. 42
    + 56
    - 53

    ranked low on reranks

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    + 120
    - 263

    added by yankeesmdfan
    Tuscaloosa

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  44. 44
    + 149
    - 350


    Oakland

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  45. 45
    + 97
    - 174


    New York City

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  46. 46
    + 27
    - 77


    Los Angeles

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  47. 47
    + 166
    - 474


    Miami metropolitan area

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  48. 48
    + 158
    - 395


    Oakland

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  49. 49
    + 136
    - 344


    Cincinnati

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  50. 50
    + 21
    - 71


    Vancouver

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