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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  1. 1
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    - 1,695

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

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  2. 2
    + 1,127
    - 1,415


    Boston

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  3. 3
    + 1,031
    - 1,490

    most listed
    Los Angeles

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  4. 4
    + 1,107
    - 1,343


    Green Bay

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  5. 5
    + 910
    - 1,114


    Chicago

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  6. 6
    + 863
    - 1,219


    Pittsburgh

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  7. 7
    + 791
    - 1,114


    Boston

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  8. 8
    + 814
    - 1,103


    Detroit

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  9. 9
    + 812
    - 1,102


    Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

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  10. 10
    + 779
    - 1,092


    Foxborough

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  11. 11
    + 681
    - 984


    Montreal, Québec

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  12. 12
    + 682
    - 815


    Barcelona

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  13. 13
    + 687
    - 959


    St. Louis

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  14. 14
    + 571
    - 670


    San Antonio

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  15. 15
    + 575
    - 928


    San Francisco

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  16. 16
    + 581
    - 1,169

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arlington

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  17. 17
    + 463
    - 763


    Los Angeles

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  18. 18
    + 552
    - 818


    Madrid

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  19. 19
    + 376
    - 451

    ranked low on reranks
    Chicago

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  20. 20
    + 242
    - 418

    added by dannyseven
    Boston

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  21. 21
    + 385
    - 750


    Notre Dame

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  22. 22
    + 364
    - 720


    Chicago

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  23. 23
    + 370
    - 754


    New York City

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  24. 24
    + 223
    - 373

    added by sebbzor
    Munich

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  25. 25
    + 240
    - 423

    added by sebbzor

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  26. 26
    + 247
    - 397


    Germany

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  27. 27
    + 205
    - 296

    added by henry216
    New Zealand Rugby Union

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  28. 28
    + 263
    - 470

    added by snowman69
    Chicago

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  29. 29
    + 244
    - 501


    Toronto

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  30. 30
    + 172
    - 297

    added by ChrisRubin
    Pittsburgh

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  31. 31
    + 239
    - 479


    Detroit

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  32. 32
    + 261
    - 564


    San Francisco

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  33. 33
    + 239
    - 503


    Holloway

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  34. 34
    + 204
    - 482


    Los Angeles

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  35. 35
    + 229
    - 516


    Milan

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  36. 36
    + 85
    - 179

    added by EmilianoLanzoni
    Turin

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  37. 37
    + 96
    - 109

    ranked low on reranks

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  38. 38
    + 128
    - 240


    New York City

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  39. 39
    + 224
    - 547

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Denver

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  40. 40
    + 110
    - 187


    Oakland

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  41. 41
    + 98
    - 205


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  42. 42
    + 80
    - 147

    added by dannyseven
    Toronto

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  43. 43
    + 93
    - 199


    Edmonton

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  44. 44
    + 194
    - 451


    Oakland

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  45. 45
    + 148
    - 336

    added by yankeesmdfan
    Tuscaloosa

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  46. 46
    + 168
    - 418


    Oakland

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  47. 47
    + 81
    - 175

    added by marcus-ramos
    Seattle

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  48. 48
    + 188
    - 529


    Miami metropolitan area

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  49. 49
    + 146
    - 367

    added by snowman69
    Atlanta

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  50. 50
    + 124
    - 324


    New York City

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