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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  1. 50
    + 30
    - 90


    Los Angeles

    ;
  2. 49
    + 137
    - 357


    Cincinnati

    ;
  3. 48
    + 128
    - 318

    added by snowman69
    Atlanta

    ;
  4. 47
    + 165
    - 406


    Oakland

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  5. 46
    + 172
    - 485


    Miami metropolitan area

    ;
  6. 45
    + 101
    - 187


    New York City

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  7. 44
    + 65
    - 67

    ranked low on reranks

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  8. 43
    + 59
    - 123

    added by marcus-ramos
    Seattle

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  9. 42
    + 155
    - 366


    Oakland

    ;
  10. 41
    + 127
    - 279

    added by yankeesmdfan
    Tuscaloosa

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  11. 40
    + 45
    - 93

    added by dannyseven
    Toronto

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  12. 39
    + 76
    - 152


    ;
  13. 38
    + 195
    - 493

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Denver

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  14. 37
    + 125
    - 237

    added by ChrisRubin
    Pittsburgh

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  15. 36
    + 214
    - 435


    Holloway

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  16. 35
    + 207
    - 454


    Milan

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  17. 34
    + 218
    - 399

    added by snowman69
    Chicago

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  18. 33
    + 76
    - 115


    Oakland

    ;
  19. 32
    + 233
    - 505


    San Francisco

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  20. 31
    + 189
    - 420


    Los Angeles

    ;
  21. 30
    + 60
    - 116

    added by EmilianoLanzoni
    Turin

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  22. 29
    + 209
    - 425


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  23. 28
    + 218
    - 410


    Detroit

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  24. 27
    + 202
    - 331


    Germany

    ;
  25. 26
    + 167
    - 233

    added by henry216
    New Zealand Rugby Union

    ;
  26. 25
    + 195
    - 343

    added by sebbzor

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  27. 24
    + 183
    - 291

    added by sebbzor
    Munich

    ;
  28. 23
    + 196
    - 331

    added by dannyseven
    Boston

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  29. 22
    + 330
    - 657


    New York City

    ;
  30. 21
    + 331
    - 622


    Chicago

    ;
  31. 20
    + 352
    - 653


    Notre Dame

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  32. 19
    + 308
    - 365

    ranked low on reranks
    Chicago

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  33. 18
    + 498
    - 728


    Madrid

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  34. 17
    + 421
    - 670


    Los Angeles

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  35. 16
    + 510
    - 1,046

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arlington

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  36. 15
    + 522
    - 816


    San Francisco

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  37. 14
    + 508
    - 568


    San Antonio

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  38. 13
    + 591
    - 712


    Barcelona

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  39. 12
    + 623
    - 836


    St. Louis

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  40. 11
    + 687
    - 935


    Foxborough

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  41. 10
    + 606
    - 852


    Montreal, Québec

    ;
  42. 9
    + 726
    - 965


    Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

    ;
  43. 8
    + 708
    - 953


    Boston

    ;
  44. 7
    + 745
    - 946


    Detroit

    ;
  45. 6
    + 756
    - 1,069


    Pittsburgh

    ;
  46. 5
    + 808
    - 958


    Chicago

    ;
  47. 4
    + 977
    - 1,179


    Green Bay

    ;
  48. 3
    + 930
    - 1,319

    most listed
    Los Angeles

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  49. 2
    + 999
    - 1,255


    Boston

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  50. 1
    + 1,314
    - 1,508

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

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