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List Rules 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 Yankees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York Yankees New York City, The Bronx

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Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

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+ - 1,217 1,723
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles

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Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Green Bay Packers Green Bay

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Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago Bulls Chicago

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+ - 1,010 1,434
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh

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Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

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New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

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Montreal Canadiens is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Montreal Canadiens Montreal, Qu├ębec

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Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

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San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Antonio Spurs San Antonio

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FC Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
FC Barcelona Barcelona

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Manchester United F.C. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Manchester United F.C. Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

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St. Louis Cardinals is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

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Dallas Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Dallas Cowboys Arlington

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San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco 49ers San Francisco

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Los Angeles Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles

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Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

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Real Madrid C.F. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

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Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Boston Bruins Boston

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New York Giants is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York Giants New York City

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Notre Dame Fighting Irish foot... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

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Chicago Bears is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago Bears Chicago

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FC Bayern Munich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

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New Zealand national rugby uni... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New Zealand national rugby union team New Zealand - Rugby Union

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Germany national football team is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

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Pittsburgh Penguins is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh

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Chicago Cubs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago Cubs Chicago

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Toronto Maple Leafs is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

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Harlem Globetrotters is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

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Liverpool F.C. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

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San Francisco Giants is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco Giants San Francisco

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New York Rangers is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York Rangers New York City

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Detroit Tigers is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Detroit Tigers Detroit

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Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

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Denver Broncos is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

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UCLA Bruins men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

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United States men's national b... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

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Duke Blue Devils is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

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Edmonton Oilers is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Edmonton Oilers Edmonton

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Oakland Raiders is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Oakland Raiders Oakland

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North Carolina Tar Heels men's... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

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Alabama Crimson Tide Football is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

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Arsenal F.C. is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Arsenal F.C. Holloway

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Toronto Blue Jays is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

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A.C. Milan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
A.C. Milan Milan

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Duke Blue Devils men's basketb... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

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Oakland Athletics is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

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Juventus F.C. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

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Seattle Seahawks is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time