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List Rules 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
1,689 1,967
New York Yankees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York Yankees New York City, The Bronx

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2
1,358 1,653
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

3
1,227 1,745
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles

4
1,255 1,622
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Green Bay Packers Green Bay

5
1,026 1,449
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh

6
1,069 1,355
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago Bulls Chicago

7
979 1,344
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

8
988 1,320
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

9
704 797
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Antonio Spurs San Antonio

10
799 1,161
Montreal Canadiens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Montreal Canadiens Montreal, Qu├ębec

11
929 1,316
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

12
825 979
FC Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
FC Barcelona Barcelona

13
923 1,300
Manchester United F.C. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Manchester United F.C. Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

14
776 1,111
St. Louis Cardinals is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

15
680 1,342
Dallas Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Dallas Cowboys Arlington

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16
649 1,080
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco 49ers San Francisco

17
552 890
Los Angeles Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles

18
471 571
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

19
633 962
Real Madrid C.F. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

20
327 537
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Boston Bruins Boston

21
441 890
New York Giants is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York Giants New York City

22
442 886
Notre Dame Fighting Irish foot... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

23
287 488
FC Bayern Munich is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added FC Bayern Munich Munich

24
408 858
Chicago Bears is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago Bears Chicago

25
159 175
Harlem Globetrotters is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

26
241 379
Pittsburgh Penguins is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
ChrisRubin added Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh

27
252 397
New Zealand national rugby uni... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
henry216 added New Zealand national rugby union team New Zealand - Rugby Union

28
302 498
Germany national football team is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

29
332 571
Chicago Cubs is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
snowman69 added Chicago Cubs Chicago

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30
301 586
Toronto Maple Leafs is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

31
281 523
Liverpool F.C. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Liverpool F.C.

32
52 27
United States men's national b... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
julian-matthias added United States men's national basketball team United States of America

33
307 638
San Francisco Giants is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco Giants San Francisco

34
162 281
Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

35
176 308
New York Rangers is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York Rangers New York City

36
277 555
Detroit Tigers is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Detroit Tigers Detroit

37
248 552
UCLA Bruins men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

38
275 618
Denver Broncos is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

39
144 273
Duke Blue Devils is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

40
246 513
Oakland Raiders is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Oakland Raiders Oakland

41
129 257
Edmonton Oilers is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Edmonton Oilers Edmonton

42
272 584
Arsenal F.C. is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Arsenal F.C. Holloway

43
185 388
Alabama Crimson Tide Football is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
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44
104 161
North Carolina Tar Heels men's... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
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45
252 590
A.C. Milan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
A.C. Milan Milan

46
96 166
Duke Blue Devils men's basketb... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
azzy_roth added Duke Blue Devils men's basketball Durham

47
104 221
Toronto Blue Jays is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Toronto Blue Jays Toronto

48
101 164
UConn Womens Basketball is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
UConn Womens Basketball

49
110 251
Juventus F.C. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
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50
193 478
Oakland Athletics is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time