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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    Cincinnati

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  2. 49
    + 32
    - 94


    Los Angeles

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  3. 48
    + 129
    - 323

    added by snowman69
    Atlanta

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  4. 47
    + 172
    - 489


    Miami metropolitan area

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  5. 46
    + 167
    - 409


    Oakland

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  6. 45
    + 103
    - 191


    New York City

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  7. 44
    + 59
    - 127

    added by marcus-ramos
    Seattle

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  8. 43
    + 156
    - 371


    Oakland

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  9. 42
    + 128
    - 284

    added by yankeesmdfan
    Tuscaloosa

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  10. 41
    + 69
    - 71

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  11. 40
    + 49
    - 98

    added by dannyseven
    Toronto

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  12. 39
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    - 498

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Denver

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  13. 38
    + 79
    - 156


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  14. 37
    + 216
    - 446


    Holloway

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  15. 36
    + 211
    - 464


    Milan

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  16. 35
    + 134
    - 244

    added by ChrisRubin
    Pittsburgh

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  17. 34
    + 81
    - 126


    Oakland

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  18. 33
    + 224
    - 406

    added by snowman69
    Chicago

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  19. 32
    + 238
    - 512


    San Francisco

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  20. 31
    + 191
    - 427


    Los Angeles

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  21. 30
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    - 420


    Detroit

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  22. 29
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    - 435


    Toronto

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    - 126

    added by EmilianoLanzoni
    Turin

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  24. 27
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    - 244

    added by henry216
    New Zealand Rugby Union

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  25. 26
    + 211
    - 340


    Germany

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  26. 25
    + 201
    - 353

    added by sebbzor

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  27. 24
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    - 300

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    Munich

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  28. 23
    + 201
    - 343

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    Boston

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  29. 22
    + 336
    - 668


    New York City

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  30. 21
    + 334
    - 630


    Chicago

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  31. 20
    + 356
    - 665


    Notre Dame

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    Chicago

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    + 507
    - 742


    Madrid

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  34. 17
    + 428
    - 679


    Los Angeles

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    - 1,062

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arlington

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  36. 15
    + 529
    - 828


    San Francisco

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  37. 14
    + 517
    - 578


    San Antonio

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  38. 13
    + 610
    - 724


    Barcelona

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  39. 12
    + 628
    - 851


    St. Louis

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  40. 11
    + 700
    - 956


    Foxborough

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  41. 10
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    - 870


    Montreal, Québec

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  42. 9
    + 735
    - 985


    Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

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  43. 8
    + 721
    - 970


    Boston

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  44. 7
    + 752
    - 972


    Detroit

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  45. 6
    + 768
    - 1,088


    Pittsburgh

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  46. 5
    + 821
    - 979


    Chicago

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  47. 4
    + 990
    - 1,195


    Green Bay

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  48. 3
    + 943
    - 1,339

    most listed
    Los Angeles

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  49. 2
    + 1,020
    - 1,277


    Boston

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    + 1,334
    - 1,529

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

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