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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    the people's #1
    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


    Boston Celtics Boston

  3. 3
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    Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

    most listed
    Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles

  4. 4
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    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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    Pittsburgh

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    Boston

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    Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time


    Detroit Red Wings Detroit

  9. 9
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    Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

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    Foxborough

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    Montreal, Québec

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    St. Louis

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    Barcelona

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    San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time


    San Antonio Spurs San Antonio

  15. 15
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    San Francisco

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    Arlington

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    Los Angeles

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    Madrid

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    Chicago

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    Notre Dame Fighting Irish foot... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time


    Notre Dame Fighting Irish football Notre Dame

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    Chicago

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    New York City

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    Boston

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    Munich

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    Germany

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    New Zealand Rugby Union

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    Toronto

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    Detroit

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    added by EmilianoLanzoni
    Turin

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    UCLA Bruins Men's Basketball is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time


    UCLA Bruins Men's Basketball Los Angeles

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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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    Chicago

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    added by ChrisRubin
    Pittsburgh

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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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    Golden State Warriors Oakland

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    Milan

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    Denver Broncos is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Denver Broncos Denver

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    Duke Blue Devils is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time


    Duke Blue Devils

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    Toronto

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    Holloway

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    Oakland Athletics is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time


    Oakland Athletics Oakland

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

    added by yankeesmdfan
    Alabama Crimson Tide Football Tuscaloosa

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    New York City

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    Seattle

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    Oakland

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    Miami metropolitan area

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    Atlanta

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    - 111
    Toronto Raptors is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

    added by RichardBeecher
    Toronto Raptors Toronto

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    Cincinnati

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