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. 1
    + 1,374
    - 1,585

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

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  2. 2
    + 1,057
    - 1,330


    Boston

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  3. 3
    + 977
    - 1,397

    most listed
    Los Angeles

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  4. 4
    + 1,041
    - 1,256


    Green Bay

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  5. 5
    + 852
    - 1,031


    Chicago

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  6. 6
    + 805
    - 1,139


    Pittsburgh

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  7. 7
    + 745
    - 1,024


    Boston

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  8. 8
    + 774
    - 1,021


    Detroit

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  9. 9
    + 767
    - 1,038


    Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

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  10. 10
    + 640
    - 914


    Montreal, Québec

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  11. 11
    + 726
    - 1,008


    Foxborough

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  12. 12
    + 653
    - 894


    St. Louis

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  13. 13
    + 633
    - 765


    Barcelona

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  14. 14
    + 538
    - 614


    San Antonio

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  15. 15
    + 551
    - 864


    San Francisco

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  16. 16
    + 538
    - 1,103

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arlington

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  17. 17
    + 522
    - 773


    Madrid

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  18. 18
    + 437
    - 713


    Los Angeles

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  19. 19
    + 330
    - 402

    ranked low on reranks
    Chicago

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  20. 20
    + 367
    - 695


    Notre Dame

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  21. 21
    + 344
    - 663


    Chicago

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  22. 22
    + 345
    - 702


    New York City

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  23. 23
    + 215
    - 371

    added by dannyseven
    Boston

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  24. 24
    + 225
    - 376

    added by sebbzor

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  25. 25
    + 198
    - 328

    added by sebbzor
    Munich

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  26. 26
    + 224
    - 357


    Germany

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  27. 27
    + 182
    - 262

    added by henry216
    New Zealand Rugby Union

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  28. 28
    + 223
    - 456


    Toronto

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  29. 29
    + 225
    - 439


    Detroit

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  30. 30
    + 73
    - 146

    added by EmilianoLanzoni
    Turin

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  31. 31
    + 195
    - 444


    Los Angeles

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  32. 32
    + 244
    - 528


    San Francisco

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  33. 33
    + 234
    - 426

    added by snowman69
    Chicago

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  34. 34
    + 147
    - 262

    added by ChrisRubin
    Pittsburgh

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  35. 35
    + 219
    - 485


    Milan

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  36. 36
    + 223
    - 471


    Holloway

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  37. 37
    + 205
    - 517


    Denver

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  38. 38
    + 61
    - 115

    added by dannyseven
    Toronto

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  39. 39
    + 88
    - 149


    Oakland

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  40. 40
    + 84
    - 175


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  41. 41
    + 134
    - 307

    added by yankeesmdfan
    Tuscaloosa

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  42. 42
    + 78
    - 83

    ranked low on reranks

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  43. 43
    + 160
    - 387


    Oakland

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  44. 44
    + 64
    - 144

    added by marcus-ramos
    Seattle

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  45. 45
    + 177
    - 425


    Oakland

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  46. 46
    + 112
    - 209

    ranked low on reranks
    New York City

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  47. 47
    + 179
    - 505

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Miami metropolitan area

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  48. 48
    + 136
    - 340

    added by snowman69
    Atlanta

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  49. 49
    + 144
    - 378


    Cincinnati

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  50. 50
    + 49
    - 119

    added by RichardBeecher
    Toronto

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