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. 1
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    - 1,644

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

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  2. 2
    + 1,083
    - 1,377


    Boston

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  3. 3
    + 999
    - 1,441

    most listed
    Los Angeles

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  4. 4
    + 1,066
    - 1,302


    Green Bay

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  5. 5
    + 880
    - 1,070


    Chicago

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  6. 6
    + 829
    - 1,176


    Pittsburgh

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  7. 7
    + 763
    - 1,070


    Boston

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  8. 8
    + 797
    - 1,056


    Detroit

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  9. 9
    + 790
    - 1,065


    Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

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  10. 10
    + 660
    - 946


    Montreal, Québec

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  11. 11
    + 750
    - 1,042


    Foxborough

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  12. 12
    + 656
    - 790


    Barcelona

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  13. 13
    + 671
    - 922


    St. Louis

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  14. 14
    + 552
    - 641


    San Antonio

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  15. 15
    + 566
    - 892


    San Francisco

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  16. 16
    + 553
    - 1,137

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arlington

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  17. 17
    + 533
    - 799


    Madrid

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  18. 18
    + 447
    - 739


    Los Angeles

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  19. 19
    + 351
    - 425

    ranked low on reranks
    Chicago

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  20. 20
    + 353
    - 690


    Chicago

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  21. 21
    + 370
    - 724


    Notre Dame

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  22. 22
    + 359
    - 727


    New York City

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  23. 23
    + 223
    - 395

    added by dannyseven
    Boston

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    + 210
    - 351

    added by sebbzor
    Munich

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  25. 25
    + 231
    - 401

    added by sebbzor

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  26. 26
    + 235
    - 378


    Germany

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  27. 27
    + 193
    - 278

    added by henry216
    New Zealand Rugby Union

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  28. 28
    + 232
    - 480


    Toronto

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  29. 29
    + 254
    - 542


    San Francisco

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  30. 30
    + 230
    - 459


    Detroit

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  31. 31
    + 245
    - 446

    added by snowman69
    Chicago

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  32. 32
    + 78
    - 164

    added by EmilianoLanzoni
    Turin

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  33. 33
    + 197
    - 462


    Los Angeles

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  34. 34
    + 153
    - 280

    added by ChrisRubin
    Pittsburgh

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  35. 35
    + 229
    - 487


    Holloway

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  36. 36
    + 100
    - 168


    Oakland

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  37. 37
    + 220
    - 503


    Milan

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  38. 38
    + 212
    - 533


    Denver

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  39. 39
    + 69
    - 133

    added by dannyseven
    Toronto

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  40. 40
    + 90
    - 192


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  41. 41
    + 140
    - 322

    added by yankeesmdfan
    Tuscaloosa

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  42. 42
    + 166
    - 402


    Oakland

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  43. 43
    + 82
    - 98

    ranked low on reranks

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  44. 44
    + 186
    - 439


    Oakland

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  45. 45
    + 118
    - 222


    New York City

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  46. 46
    + 73
    - 163

    added by marcus-ramos
    Seattle

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  47. 47
    + 181
    - 520

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Miami metropolitan area

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  48. 48
    + 141
    - 353

    added by snowman69
    Atlanta

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  49. 49
    + 54
    - 134

    added by RichardBeecher
    Toronto

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  50. 50
    + 146
    - 393


    Cincinnati

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