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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    New York City

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  2. 49
    + 146
    - 367

    added by snowman69
    Atlanta

    ;
  3. 48
    + 188
    - 529


    Miami metropolitan area

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  4. 47
    + 81
    - 175

    added by marcus-ramos
    Seattle

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  5. 46
    + 168
    - 418


    Oakland

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  6. 45
    + 148
    - 336

    added by yankeesmdfan
    Tuscaloosa

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  7. 44
    + 194
    - 451


    Oakland

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  8. 43
    + 92
    - 199


    Edmonton

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  9. 42
    + 79
    - 147

    added by dannyseven
    Toronto

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  10. 41
    + 98
    - 205


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  11. 40
    + 110
    - 187


    Oakland

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  12. 39
    + 224
    - 547

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Denver

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  13. 38
    + 128
    - 240


    New York City

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  14. 37
    + 96
    - 109

    ranked low on reranks

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  15. 36
    + 85
    - 179

    added by EmilianoLanzoni
    Turin

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  16. 35
    + 229
    - 516


    Milan

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  17. 34
    + 204
    - 481


    Los Angeles

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  18. 33
    + 239
    - 503


    Holloway

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  19. 32
    + 261
    - 563


    San Francisco

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  20. 31
    + 239
    - 478


    Detroit

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  21. 30
    + 171
    - 297

    added by ChrisRubin
    Pittsburgh

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  22. 29
    + 243
    - 500


    Toronto

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  23. 28
    + 263
    - 468

    added by snowman69
    Chicago

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  24. 27
    + 204
    - 295

    added by henry216
    New Zealand Rugby Union

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  25. 26
    + 246
    - 396


    Germany

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  26. 25
    + 239
    - 422

    added by sebbzor

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  27. 24
    + 222
    - 372

    added by sebbzor
    Munich

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  28. 23
    + 370
    - 752


    New York City

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  29. 22
    + 364
    - 718


    Chicago

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  30. 21
    + 240
    - 417

    added by dannyseven
    Boston

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  31. 20
    + 385
    - 749


    Notre Dame

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    - 450

    ranked low on reranks
    Chicago

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  33. 18
    + 550
    - 818


    Madrid

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  34. 17
    + 463
    - 761


    Los Angeles

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  35. 16
    + 581
    - 1,168

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arlington

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  36. 15
    + 575
    - 927


    San Francisco

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  37. 14
    + 571
    - 668


    San Antonio

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  38. 13
    + 686
    - 957


    St. Louis

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  39. 12
    + 680
    - 815


    Barcelona

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  40. 11
    + 678
    - 982


    Montreal, Québec

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  41. 10
    + 778
    - 1,088


    Foxborough

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  42. 9
    + 810
    - 1,100


    Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

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  43. 8
    + 814
    - 1,098


    Detroit

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  44. 7
    + 790
    - 1,109


    Boston

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  45. 6
    + 863
    - 1,215


    Pittsburgh

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  46. 5
    + 909
    - 1,110


    Chicago

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  47. 4
    + 1,102
    - 1,342


    Green Bay

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  48. 3
    + 1,030
    - 1,486

    most listed
    Los Angeles

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  49. 2
    + 1,125
    - 1,412


    Boston

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  50. 1
    + 1,449
    - 1,691

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

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