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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    - 1,725

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

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  2. 2
    + 1,152
    - 1,434


    Boston

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  3. 3
    + 1,044
    - 1,519

    most listed
    Los Angeles

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  4. 4
    + 1,129
    - 1,360


    Green Bay

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  5. 5
    + 929
    - 1,132


    Chicago

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  6. 6
    + 875
    - 1,241


    Pittsburgh

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  7. 7
    + 814
    - 1,133


    Boston

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  8. 8
    + 825
    - 1,121


    Detroit

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  9. 9
    + 808
    - 1,106


    Foxborough

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  10. 10
    + 826
    - 1,122


    Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

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  11. 11
    + 703
    - 829


    Barcelona

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  12. 12
    + 689
    - 999


    Montreal, Québec

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  13. 13
    + 698
    - 969


    St. Louis

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  14. 14
    + 588
    - 681


    San Antonio

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  15. 15
    + 583
    - 940


    San Francisco

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  16. 16
    + 593
    - 1,185

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arlington

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  17. 17
    + 470
    - 772


    Los Angeles

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  18. 18
    + 557
    - 833


    Madrid

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  19. 19
    + 387
    - 460

    ranked low on reranks
    Chicago

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  20. 20
    + 395
    - 758


    Notre Dame

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  21. 21
    + 371
    - 735


    Chicago

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  22. 22
    + 246
    - 431

    added by dannyseven
    Boston

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  23. 23
    + 377
    - 767


    New York City

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  24. 24
    + 231
    - 387

    added by sebbzor
    Munich

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  25. 25
    + 252
    - 409


    Germany

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  26. 26
    + 242
    - 436

    added by sebbzor

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  27. 27
    + 207
    - 306

    added by henry216
    New Zealand Rugby Union

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  28. 28
    + 274
    - 479

    added by snowman69
    Chicago

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  29. 29
    + 248
    - 511


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  30. 30
    + 176
    - 310

    added by ChrisRubin
    Pittsburgh

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  31. 31
    + 266
    - 572


    San Francisco

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  32. 32
    + 242
    - 487


    Detroit

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  33. 33
    + 210
    - 491


    Los Angeles

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  34. 34
    + 244
    - 514


    Holloway

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  35. 35
    + 235
    - 525


    Milan

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  36. 36
    + 233
    - 552


    Denver

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  37. 37
    + 102
    - 115

    ranked low on reranks

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  38. 38
    + 90
    - 189

    added by EmilianoLanzoni
    Turin

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  39. 39
    + 132
    - 249


    New York City

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  40. 40
    + 102
    - 213


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  41. 41
    + 114
    - 200


    Oakland

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  42. 42
    + 199
    - 460


    Oakland

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  43. 43
    + 81
    - 155

    added by dannyseven
    Toronto

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  44. 44
    + 95
    - 206


    Edmonton

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  45. 45
    + 153
    - 345

    added by yankeesmdfan
    Tuscaloosa

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  46. 46
    + 170
    - 426


    Oakland

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  47. 47
    + 84
    - 184

    added by marcus-ramos
    Seattle

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  48. 48
    + 194
    - 534


    Miami metropolitan area

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  49. 49
    + 148
    - 374

    added by snowman69
    Atlanta

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  50. 50
    + 176
    - 432


    Auburn Hills

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