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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.

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.

The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time Sports Teams
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    the people's #1
    New York City, The Bronx

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  2. 2
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    Boston

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  3. 3
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    - 1195

    most listed
    Los Angeles

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    - 1063


    Green Bay

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    + 711
    - 858


    Chicago

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    - 965


    Pittsburgh

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    - 852


    Detroit

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  8. 8
    + 621
    - 860


    Boston

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  9. 9
    + 656
    - 866


    Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

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  10. 10
    + 554
    - 760


    Montreal, Québec

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  11. 11
    + 608
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    Foxborough

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  12. 12
    + 557
    - 763


    St. Louis

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    + 432
    - 503


    San Antonio

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    + 508
    - 642


    Barcelona

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  15. 15
    + 485
    - 733


    San Francisco

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Arlington

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  17. 17
    + 455
    - 650


    Madrid

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  18. 18
    + 378
    - 608


    Los Angeles

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    ranked low on reranks
    Chicago

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    Notre Dame

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    + 160
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    added by dannyseven
    Boston

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  22. 22
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    - 553


    Chicago

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    East Rutherford

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    - 268

    added by sebbzor
    Liverpool

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    + 146
    - 231

    added by sebbzor
    Munich

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    + 131
    - 175

    added by henry216
    New Zealand Rugby Union

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  27. 27
    + 169
    - 275


    Germany

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    - 354


    Detroit

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    + 185
    - 373


    Toronto

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    - 447


    San Francisco

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    + 163
    - 371


    Los Angeles

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    - 56


    Oakland

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    + 102
    - 187

    added by ChrisRubin
    Pittsburgh

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    + 181
    - 349

    added by snowman69
    Chicago

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    + 193
    - 385


    Holloway

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    + 27
    - 49

    added by dannyseven
    Toronto

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  37. 37
    + 185
    - 406


    Milan

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    + 33
    - 67

    added by EmilianoLanzoni
    Turin

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    + 51
    - 109


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    + 39
    - 31

    ranked low on reranks

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    + 19
    - 47


    Los Angeles

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    - 322


    Oakland

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    + 36
    - 72

    added by marcus-ramos
    Seattle

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    - 43


    Vancouver

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    + 169
    - 440

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Denver

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    + 25
    - 58

    added by RichardBeecher
    Toronto

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  47. 47
    + 104
    - 237

    added by yankeesmdfan
    Tuscaloosa

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    + 82
    - 146


    New York City

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    + 113
    - 282

    added by snowman69
    Atlanta

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  50. 50
    + 128
    - 318


    Cincinnati

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