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The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

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.

The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time Sports Teams
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    the people's #1
    New York City, The Bronx

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  2. 2
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    - 1153


    Boston

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  3. 3
    + 844
    - 1199

    most listed
    Los Angeles

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    + 887
    - 1071


    Green Bay

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  5. 5
    + 715
    - 862


    Chicago

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  6. 6
    + 675
    - 968


    Pittsburgh

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  7. 7
    + 677
    - 854


    Detroit

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  8. 8
    + 625
    - 863


    Boston

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  9. 9
    + 659
    - 871


    Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

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  10. 10
    + 558
    - 763


    Montreal, Québec

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  11. 11
    + 611
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    Foxborough

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  12. 12
    + 561
    - 763


    St. Louis

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  13. 13
    + 436
    - 503


    San Antonio

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    + 509
    - 645


    Barcelona

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  15. 15
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    - 735


    San Francisco

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    - 952

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Arlington

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  17. 17
    + 456
    - 652


    Madrid

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  18. 18
    + 379
    - 610


    Los Angeles

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    - 300

    ranked low on reranks
    Chicago

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    Notre Dame

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    + 292
    - 555


    Chicago

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    + 161
    - 267

    added by dannyseven
    Boston

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    - 576


    East Rutherford

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    - 270

    added by sebbzor
    Liverpool

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    + 146
    - 233

    added by sebbzor
    Munich

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  26. 26
    + 131
    - 177

    added by henry216
    New Zealand Rugby Union

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  27. 27
    + 169
    - 277


    Germany

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    + 194
    - 356


    Detroit

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    - 374


    Toronto

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    - 448


    San Francisco

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    - 374


    Los Angeles

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    - 350

    added by snowman69
    Chicago

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    - 188

    added by ChrisRubin
    Pittsburgh

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  34. 34
    + 193
    - 387


    Holloway

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    + 38
    - 59


    Oakland

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    + 35
    - 68

    added by EmilianoLanzoni
    Turin

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    + 185
    - 409


    Milan

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  38. 38
    + 27
    - 50

    added by dannyseven
    Toronto

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    + 52
    - 110


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  40. 40
    + 137
    - 323


    Oakland

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    + 170
    - 441

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Denver

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  42. 42
    + 19
    - 48


    Los Angeles

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    + 39
    - 32

    ranked low on reranks

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    + 36
    - 73

    added by marcus-ramos
    Seattle

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    - 44


    Vancouver

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    + 105
    - 238

    added by yankeesmdfan
    Tuscaloosa

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    + 25
    - 60

    added by RichardBeecher
    Toronto

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  48. 48
    + 82
    - 147


    New York City

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    + 113
    - 283

    added by snowman69
    Atlanta

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  50. 50
    + 128
    - 319


    Cincinnati

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