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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    - 1,730

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

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  2. 2
    + 1,155
    - 1,440


    Boston

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  3. 3
    + 1,046
    - 1,527

    most listed
    Los Angeles

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  4. 4
    + 1,134
    - 1,367


    Green Bay

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  5. 5
    + 934
    - 1,136


    Chicago

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  6. 6
    + 880
    - 1,245


    Pittsburgh

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  7. 7
    + 817
    - 1,139


    Boston

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  8. 8
    + 829
    - 1,127


    Detroit

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  9. 9
    + 811
    - 1,112


    Foxborough

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  10. 10
    + 830
    - 1,126


    Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

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  11. 11
    + 707
    - 832


    Barcelona

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  12. 12
    + 693
    - 1,004


    Montreal, Québec

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  13. 13
    + 701
    - 975


    St. Louis

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  14. 14
    + 590
    - 686


    San Antonio

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  15. 15
    + 586
    - 943


    San Francisco

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  16. 16
    + 593
    - 1,192

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arlington

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  17. 17
    + 473
    - 776


    Los Angeles

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  18. 18
    + 561
    - 835


    Madrid

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  19. 19
    + 391
    - 465

    ranked low on reranks
    Chicago

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  20. 20
    + 396
    - 764


    Notre Dame

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  21. 21
    + 248
    - 436

    added by dannyseven
    Boston

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  22. 22
    + 372
    - 742


    Chicago

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  23. 23
    + 378
    - 773


    New York City

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  24. 24
    + 233
    - 390

    added by sebbzor
    Munich

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  25. 25
    + 256
    - 412


    Germany

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  26. 26
    + 243
    - 438

    added by sebbzor

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  27. 27
    + 207
    - 308

    added by henry216
    New Zealand Rugby Union

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  28. 28
    + 275
    - 483

    added by snowman69
    Chicago

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  29. 29
    + 250
    - 514


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  30. 30
    + 267
    - 574


    San Francisco

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  31. 31
    + 177
    - 314

    added by ChrisRubin
    Pittsburgh

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  32. 32
    + 243
    - 489


    Detroit

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  33. 33
    + 211
    - 493


    Los Angeles

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  34. 34
    + 245
    - 516


    Holloway

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  35. 35
    + 236
    - 554


    Denver

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  36. 36
    + 235
    - 527


    Milan

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  37. 37
    + 103
    - 116

    ranked low on reranks

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  38. 38
    + 90
    - 191

    added by EmilianoLanzoni
    Turin

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  39. 39
    + 132
    - 252


    New York City

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  40. 40
    + 102
    - 216


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  41. 41
    + 116
    - 202


    Oakland

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  42. 42
    + 83
    - 157

    added by dannyseven
    Toronto

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  43. 43
    + 200
    - 462


    Oakland

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  44. 44
    + 97
    - 207


    Edmonton

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  45. 45
    + 153
    - 348

    added by yankeesmdfan
    Tuscaloosa

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  46. 46
    + 87
    - 184

    added by marcus-ramos
    Seattle

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  47. 47
    + 172
    - 428


    Oakland

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  48. 48
    + 196
    - 535


    Miami metropolitan area

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  49. 49
    + 151
    - 374

    added by snowman69
    Atlanta

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  50. 50
    + 177
    - 434


    Auburn Hills

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