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The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

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.
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    added by cburton0507 San Diego

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  2. 62
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    added by BaruchLalaev Italy

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Detroit

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    Philadelphia

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    added by henry216 New Zealand Rugby Union

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    added by shaunny_boi Austin

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    added by willyboymcoy Baltimore

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    Cleveland

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    New York City

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    added by Trioxin245 London

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    often listed & added by B_Smilez Landover

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    Auburn Hills

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    Edmonton

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    often listed & added by tylerrollo Miami

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  16. 48
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    added by tyler Philadelphia

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    added by s98876 Fulham

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    ranked low on reranks & added by Trioxin245 Dortmund

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    New York City

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Oakland

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    New Zealand

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Miami metropolitan area

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    added by Trioxin245 Indianapolis

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    added by ChrisRubin Pittsburgh

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Denver

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    Germany

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    Cincinnati

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    added by dannyseven Boston

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    Holloway

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    Oakland

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    added by snowman69 Atlanta

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    added by snowman69 Chicago

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    Milan

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    Detroit

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    Los Angeles

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    San Francisco

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    Toronto

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    added by sebbzor Munich

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    Chicago

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    added by sebbzor Liverpool

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    Brazil

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks East Rutherford

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    Notre Dame

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    Chicago

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    Los Angeles

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    San Antonio

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Arlington

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    Barcelona

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    Foxborough

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