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
    + 957
    - 1217


    Boston

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  3. 3
    + 902
    - 1279

    most listed
    Los Angeles

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  4. 4
    + 941
    - 1147


    Green Bay

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  5. 5
    + 778
    - 928


    Chicago

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  6. 6
    + 728
    - 1035


    Pittsburgh

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  7. 7
    + 723
    - 919


    Detroit

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  8. 8
    + 685
    - 921


    Boston

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  9. 9
    + 707
    - 933


    Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

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  10. 10
    + 666
    - 896


    Foxborough

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  11. 11
    + 587
    - 825


    Montreal, Québec

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  12. 12
    + 606
    - 812


    St. Louis

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  13. 13
    + 490
    - 548


    San Antonio

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  14. 14
    + 569
    - 687


    Barcelona

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  15. 15
    + 513
    - 792


    San Francisco

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  16. 16
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    - 1015

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Arlington

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  17. 17
    + 490
    - 700


    Madrid

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  18. 18
    + 407
    - 650


    Los Angeles

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    + 294
    - 343

    ranked low on reranks
    Chicago

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  20. 20
    + 321
    - 595


    Chicago

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  21. 21
    + 333
    - 633


    Notre Dame

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  22. 22
    + 320
    - 633


    New York City

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    - 306

    added by dannyseven
    Boston

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  24. 24
    + 172
    - 269

    added by sebbzor
    Munich

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  25. 25
    + 187
    - 317

    added by sebbzor

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  26. 26
    + 197
    - 309


    Germany

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  27. 27
    + 155
    - 215

    added by henry216
    New Zealand Rugby Union

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  28. 28
    + 55
    - 95

    added by EmilianoLanzoni
    Turin

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  29. 29
    + 212
    - 389


    Detroit

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  30. 30
    + 198
    - 409


    Toronto

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  31. 31
    + 184
    - 403


    Los Angeles

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  32. 32
    + 205
    - 435


    Milan

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  33. 33
    + 210
    - 414


    Holloway

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  34. 34
    + 226
    - 488


    San Francisco

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  35. 35
    + 207
    - 385

    added by snowman69
    Chicago

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    + 69
    - 136


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  37. 37
    + 61
    - 100


    Oakland

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  38. 38
    + 39
    - 76

    added by dannyseven
    Toronto

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  39. 39
    + 190
    - 473

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Denver

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  40. 40
    + 56
    - 52

    ranked low on reranks

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  41. 41
    + 113
    - 220

    added by ChrisRubin
    Pittsburgh

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  42. 42
    + 53
    - 105

    added by marcus-ramos
    Seattle

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  43. 43
    + 120
    - 262

    added by yankeesmdfan
    Tuscaloosa

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  44. 44
    + 149
    - 349


    Oakland

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  45. 45
    + 97
    - 173


    New York City

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  46. 46
    + 27
    - 76


    Los Angeles

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  47. 47
    + 166
    - 473


    Miami metropolitan area

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  48. 48
    + 158
    - 394


    Oakland

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  49. 49
    + 21
    - 70


    Vancouver

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  50. 50
    + 135
    - 344


    Cincinnati

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