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
    + 1,122
    - 1,410


    Boston

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  3. 3
    + 1,029
    - 1,482

    most listed
    Los Angeles

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  4. 4
    + 1,096
    - 1,339


    Green Bay

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  5. 5
    + 908
    - 1,107


    Chicago

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  6. 6
    + 858
    - 1,212


    Pittsburgh

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  7. 7
    + 789
    - 1,106


    Boston

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  8. 8
    + 813
    - 1,094


    Detroit

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  9. 9
    + 809
    - 1,098


    Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

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  10. 10
    + 777
    - 1,085


    Foxborough

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  11. 11
    + 678
    - 980


    Montreal, Québec

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  12. 12
    + 686
    - 955


    St. Louis

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  13. 13
    + 679
    - 814


    Barcelona

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  14. 14
    + 570
    - 667


    San Antonio

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  15. 15
    + 574
    - 925


    San Francisco

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  16. 16
    + 576
    - 1,168

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arlington

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  17. 17
    + 462
    - 761


    Los Angeles

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  18. 18
    + 549
    - 818


    Madrid

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  19. 19
    + 372
    - 450

    ranked low on reranks
    Chicago

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    + 240
    - 416

    added by dannyseven
    Boston

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  21. 21
    + 364
    - 716


    Chicago

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  22. 22
    + 384
    - 749


    Notre Dame

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  23. 23
    + 370
    - 751


    New York City

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    + 222
    - 370

    added by sebbzor
    Munich

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  25. 25
    + 239
    - 421

    added by sebbzor

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  26. 26
    + 246
    - 395


    Germany

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  27. 27
    + 204
    - 294

    added by henry216
    New Zealand Rugby Union

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  28. 28
    + 260
    - 468

    added by snowman69
    Chicago

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  29. 29
    + 243
    - 499


    Toronto

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  30. 30
    + 170
    - 297

    added by ChrisRubin
    Pittsburgh

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  31. 31
    + 239
    - 477


    Detroit

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  32. 32
    + 261
    - 562


    San Francisco

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  33. 33
    + 239
    - 502


    Holloway

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  34. 34
    + 203
    - 481


    Los Angeles

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  35. 35
    + 229
    - 515


    Milan

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  36. 36
    + 85
    - 178

    added by EmilianoLanzoni
    Turin

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  37. 37
    + 128
    - 239


    New York City

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  38. 38
    + 95
    - 109

    ranked low on reranks

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  39. 39
    + 110
    - 186


    Oakland

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  40. 40
    + 222
    - 547


    Denver

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  41. 41
    + 79
    - 146

    added by dannyseven
    Toronto

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  42. 42
    + 97
    - 205


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    + 92
    - 198


    Edmonton

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  44. 44
    + 194
    - 450


    Oakland

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  45. 45
    + 148
    - 335

    added by yankeesmdfan
    Tuscaloosa

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  46. 46
    + 168
    - 417


    Oakland

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  47. 47
    + 81
    - 174

    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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