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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  2. 2
    + 979
    - 1236


    Boston

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  3. 3
    + 920
    - 1297

    most listed
    Los Angeles

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  4. 4
    + 961
    - 1159


    Green Bay

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  5. 5
    + 792
    - 944


    Chicago

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  6. 6
    + 742
    - 1051


    Pittsburgh

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  7. 7
    + 736
    - 930


    Detroit

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  8. 8
    + 697
    - 937


    Boston

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  9. 9
    + 721
    - 946


    Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

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  10. 10
    + 598
    - 835


    Montreal, Québec

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  11. 11
    + 619
    - 818


    St. Louis

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  12. 12
    + 676
    - 915


    Foxborough

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  13. 13
    + 584
    - 696


    Barcelona

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  14. 14
    + 500
    - 556


    San Antonio

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  15. 15
    + 518
    - 803


    San Francisco

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  16. 16
    + 503
    - 1035

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arlington

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  17. 17
    + 494
    - 715


    Madrid

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  18. 18
    + 412
    - 660


    Los Angeles

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  19. 19
    + 301
    - 355

    ranked low on reranks
    Chicago

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  20. 20
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    - 609


    Chicago

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  21. 21
    + 344
    - 642


    Notre Dame

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    + 327
    - 643


    New York City

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    + 180
    - 277

    added by sebbzor
    Munich

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    + 190
    - 319

    added by dannyseven
    Boston

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  25. 25
    + 191
    - 328

    added by sebbzor

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  26. 26
    + 200
    - 318


    Germany

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  27. 27
    + 160
    - 224

    added by henry216
    New Zealand Rugby Union

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  28. 28
    + 57
    - 105

    added by EmilianoLanzoni
    Turin

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  29. 29
    + 214
    - 400


    Detroit

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  30. 30
    + 204
    - 416


    Toronto

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  31. 31
    + 187
    - 409


    Los Angeles

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  32. 32
    + 229
    - 496


    San Francisco

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  33. 33
    + 213
    - 422


    Holloway

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  34. 34
    + 206
    - 443


    Milan

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  35. 35
    + 211
    - 394

    added by snowman69
    Chicago

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    + 195
    - 477

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Denver

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    + 72
    - 144


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  38. 38
    + 118
    - 228

    added by ChrisRubin
    Pittsburgh

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  39. 39
    + 57
    - 113

    added by marcus-ramos
    Seattle

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  40. 40
    + 65
    - 110


    Oakland

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  41. 41
    + 41
    - 84

    added by dannyseven
    Toronto

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  42. 42
    + 152
    - 358


    Oakland

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  43. 43
    + 122
    - 270

    added by yankeesmdfan
    Tuscaloosa

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  44. 44
    + 100
    - 178


    New York City

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  45. 45
    + 58
    - 60

    ranked low on reranks

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  46. 46
    + 168
    - 479


    Miami metropolitan area

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  47. 47
    + 161
    - 398


    Oakland

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  48. 48
    + 29
    - 82


    Los Angeles

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  49. 49
    + 126
    - 311

    added by snowman69
    Atlanta

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  50. 50
    + 136
    - 349


    Cincinnati

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