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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    - 1,525

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

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  2. 2
    + 1,015
    - 1,274


    Boston

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  3. 3
    + 941
    - 1,336

    most listed
    Los Angeles

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  4. 4
    + 987
    - 1,192


    Green Bay

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  5. 5
    + 820
    - 974


    Chicago

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  6. 6
    + 766
    - 1,083


    Pittsburgh

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  7. 7
    + 750
    - 968


    Detroit

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  8. 8
    + 719
    - 967


    Boston

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  9. 9
    + 734
    - 980


    Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

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  10. 10
    + 699
    - 951


    Foxborough

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  11. 11
    + 611
    - 866


    Montreal, Québec

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  12. 12
    + 627
    - 848


    St. Louis

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  13. 13
    + 607
    - 721


    Barcelona

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  14. 14
    + 516
    - 575


    San Antonio

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  15. 15
    + 528
    - 824


    San Francisco

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  16. 16
    + 515
    - 1,059

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arlington

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  17. 17
    + 426
    - 677


    Los Angeles

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  18. 18
    + 507
    - 739


    Madrid

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  19. 19
    + 315
    - 372

    ranked low on reranks
    Chicago

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  20. 20
    + 356
    - 662


    Notre Dame

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  21. 21
    + 333
    - 628


    Chicago

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  22. 22
    + 336
    - 664


    New York City

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    + 200
    - 341

    added by dannyseven
    Boston

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  24. 24
    + 187
    - 298

    added by sebbzor
    Munich

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  25. 25
    + 199
    - 352

    added by sebbzor

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  26. 26
    + 210
    - 338


    Germany

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  27. 27
    + 171
    - 242

    added by henry216
    New Zealand Rugby Union

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  28. 28
    + 67
    - 125

    added by EmilianoLanzoni
    Turin

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  29. 29
    + 214
    - 433


    Toronto

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  30. 30
    + 219
    - 417


    Detroit

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  31. 31
    + 191
    - 425


    Los Angeles

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  32. 32
    + 237
    - 510


    San Francisco

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  33. 33
    + 81
    - 123


    Oakland

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  34. 34
    + 222
    - 405

    added by snowman69
    Chicago

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  35. 35
    + 210
    - 463


    Milan

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  36. 36
    + 216
    - 443


    Holloway

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  37. 37
    + 131
    - 241

    added by ChrisRubin
    Pittsburgh

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  38. 38
    + 79
    - 154


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  39. 39
    + 197
    - 497

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Denver

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  40. 40
    + 69
    - 70

    ranked low on reranks

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  41. 41
    + 47
    - 97

    added by dannyseven
    Toronto

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  42. 42
    + 128
    - 282

    added by yankeesmdfan
    Tuscaloosa

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  43. 43
    + 155
    - 369


    Oakland

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  44. 44
    + 59
    - 125

    added by marcus-ramos
    Seattle

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  45. 45
    + 103
    - 189


    New York City

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  46. 46
    + 172
    - 487


    Miami metropolitan area

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  47. 47
    + 166
    - 408


    Oakland

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  48. 48
    + 128
    - 321

    added by snowman69
    Atlanta

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  49. 49
    + 31
    - 92


    Los Angeles

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  50. 50
    + 137
    - 360


    Cincinnati

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