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
    + 1,023
    - 1,281


    Boston

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  3. 3
    + 945
    - 1,343

    most listed
    Los Angeles

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  4. 4
    + 992
    - 1,199


    Green Bay

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  5. 5
    + 825
    - 984


    Chicago

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  6. 6
    + 770
    - 1,092


    Pittsburgh

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  7. 7
    + 753
    - 976


    Detroit

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  8. 8
    + 722
    - 974


    Boston

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  9. 9
    + 737
    - 989


    Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

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  10. 10
    + 615
    - 872


    Montreal, Québec

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  11. 11
    + 703
    - 960


    Foxborough

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  12. 12
    + 629
    - 854


    St. Louis

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  13. 13
    + 612
    - 727


    Barcelona

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  14. 14
    + 517
    - 581


    San Antonio

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  15. 15
    + 532
    - 830


    San Francisco

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  16. 16
    + 519
    - 1,064

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arlington

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  17. 17
    + 429
    - 681


    Los Angeles

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  18. 18
    + 509
    - 743


    Madrid

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  19. 19
    + 318
    - 376

    ranked low on reranks
    Chicago

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  20. 20
    + 358
    - 667


    Notre Dame

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  21. 21
    + 335
    - 632


    Chicago

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  22. 22
    + 336
    - 670


    New York City

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    + 190
    - 301

    added by sebbzor
    Munich

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    + 201
    - 345

    added by dannyseven
    Boston

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  25. 25
    + 201
    - 357

    added by sebbzor

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  26. 26
    + 212
    - 341


    Germany

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  27. 27
    + 173
    - 246

    added by henry216
    New Zealand Rugby Union

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  28. 28
    + 70
    - 128

    added by EmilianoLanzoni
    Turin

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  29. 29
    + 214
    - 438


    Toronto

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  30. 30
    + 219
    - 422


    Detroit

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  31. 31
    + 191
    - 429


    Los Angeles

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  32. 32
    + 239
    - 513


    San Francisco

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  33. 33
    + 225
    - 408

    added by snowman69
    Chicago

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  34. 34
    + 82
    - 128

    ranked low on reranks
    Oakland

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  35. 35
    + 212
    - 465


    Milan

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  36. 36
    + 134
    - 246

    added by ChrisRubin
    Pittsburgh

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  37. 37
    + 216
    - 447


    Holloway

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  38. 38
    + 80
    - 156


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  39. 39
    + 199
    - 498

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Denver

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  40. 40
    + 50
    - 99

    added by dannyseven
    Toronto

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  41. 41
    + 70
    - 71

    ranked low on reranks

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  42. 42
    + 129
    - 284

    added by yankeesmdfan
    Tuscaloosa

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  43. 43
    + 156
    - 372


    Oakland

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  44. 44
    + 60
    - 128

    added by marcus-ramos
    Seattle

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  45. 45
    + 103
    - 192


    New York City

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  46. 46
    + 173
    - 490


    Miami metropolitan area

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  47. 47
    + 167
    - 410


    Oakland

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  48. 48
    + 130
    - 323

    added by snowman69
    Atlanta

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  49. 49
    + 139
    - 363


    Cincinnati

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  50. 50
    + 32
    - 95


    Los Angeles

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