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
    + 1,087
    - 1,380


    Boston

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  3. 3
    + 1,002
    - 1,445

    most listed
    Los Angeles

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  4. 4
    + 1,070
    - 1,305


    Green Bay

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  5. 5
    + 883
    - 1,073


    Chicago

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  6. 6
    + 832
    - 1,179


    Pittsburgh

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  7. 7
    + 764
    - 1,074


    Boston

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  8. 8
    + 799
    - 1,059


    Detroit

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  9. 9
    + 793
    - 1,068


    Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

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  10. 10
    + 662
    - 949


    Montreal, Québec

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  11. 11
    + 661
    - 794


    Barcelona

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  12. 12
    + 752
    - 1,047


    Foxborough

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  13. 13
    + 674
    - 924


    St. Louis

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  14. 14
    + 555
    - 644


    San Antonio

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  15. 15
    + 568
    - 895


    San Francisco

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  16. 16
    + 556
    - 1,139

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arlington

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  17. 17
    + 535
    - 801


    Madrid

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  18. 18
    + 450
    - 740


    Los Angeles

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  19. 19
    + 355
    - 427

    ranked low on reranks
    Chicago

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  20. 20
    + 372
    - 726


    Notre Dame

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  21. 21
    + 354
    - 692


    Chicago

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  22. 22
    + 362
    - 727


    New York City

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  23. 23
    + 212
    - 353

    added by sebbzor
    Munich

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  24. 24
    + 225
    - 397

    added by dannyseven
    Boston

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  25. 25
    + 236
    - 379


    Germany

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  26. 26
    + 232
    - 403

    added by sebbzor

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  27. 27
    + 194
    - 280

    added by henry216
    New Zealand Rugby Union

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  28. 28
    + 233
    - 481


    Toronto

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  29. 29
    + 246
    - 448

    added by snowman69
    Chicago

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  30. 30
    + 232
    - 460


    Detroit

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  31. 31
    + 255
    - 543


    San Francisco

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  32. 32
    + 157
    - 280

    added by ChrisRubin
    Pittsburgh

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  33. 33
    + 79
    - 166

    added by EmilianoLanzoni
    Turin

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  34. 34
    + 197
    - 464


    Los Angeles

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  35. 35
    + 102
    - 168


    Oakland

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  36. 36
    + 231
    - 488


    Holloway

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  37. 37
    + 222
    - 505


    Milan

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  38. 38
    + 70
    - 134

    added by dannyseven
    Toronto

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  39. 39
    + 214
    - 533


    Denver

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  40. 40
    + 92
    - 193


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  41. 41
    + 118
    - 224


    New York City

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  42. 42
    + 143
    - 322

    added by yankeesmdfan
    Tuscaloosa

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  43. 43
    + 166
    - 404


    Oakland

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  44. 44
    + 82
    - 100

    ranked low on reranks

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  45. 45
    + 187
    - 439


    Oakland

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  46. 46
    + 73
    - 164

    added by marcus-ramos
    Seattle

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  47. 47
    + 54
    - 135

    added by RichardBeecher
    Toronto

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  48. 48
    + 182
    - 520


    Miami metropolitan area

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  49. 49
    + 84
    - 187


    Edmonton

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  50. 50
    + 142
    - 353

    added by snowman69
    Atlanta

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