Sports Teams The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time  

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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.

1
2,505 2,794
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

2
2,006 2,434
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

3
1,852 2,472
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles

4
1,697 2,425
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Green Bay Packers Green Bay

5
1,482 2,132
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh

6
1,560 1,994
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago Bulls Chicago

7
1,410 1,485
FC Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
FC Barcelona Barcelona

8
1,547 1,970
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

9
1,422 1,967
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

10
1,304 1,801
Manchester United F.C. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Manchester United F.C. Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

11
1,144 1,651
Montreal Canadiens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Montreal Canadiens Montreal, Qu├ębec

12
1,176 1,795
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

13
1,018 1,245
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Antonio Spurs San Antonio

14
1,016 1,816
Dallas Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Dallas Cowboys Arlington

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15
1,000 1,540
St. Louis Cardinals is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

16
965 1,320
Real Madrid C.F. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

17
821 1,228
Los Angeles Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles

18
833 1,477
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco 49ers San Francisco

19
645 937
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

20
524 871
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Boston Bruins Boston

21
494 803
Liverpool F.C. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Liverpool F.C. Liverpool

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22
399 598
Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

23
580 1,201
Notre Dame Fighting Irish foot... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

24
467 798
FC Bayern Munich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added FC Bayern Munich Munich

25
597 1,259
New York Giants is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York Giants New York City

26
224 211
United States men's national b... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

27
517 1,147
Chicago Bears is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago Bears Chicago

28
312 391
Harlem Globetrotters is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

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29
452 776
Germany national football team is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

30
397 646
New Zealand national rugby uni... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
henry216 added New Zealand national rugby union team New Zealand - Rugby Union

31
400 642
Pittsburgh Penguins is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
ChrisRubin added Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh

32
418 830
Toronto Maple Leafs is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

33
490 826
Chicago Cubs is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
snowman69 added Chicago Cubs Chicago

34
379 840
Denver Broncos is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

35
399 860
San Francisco Giants is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco Giants San Francisco

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364 737
Oakland Raiders is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Oakland Raiders Oakland

37
252 476
Duke Blue Devils is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

38
318 752
UCLA Bruins men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

39
269 576
Alabama Crimson Tide Football is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
yankeesmdfan added university of alabama crimson tide Tuscaloosa

40
345 769
A.C. Milan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
A.C. Milan Milan

41
194 312
UConn Womens Basketball is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
UConn Womens Basketball

42
198 418
Juventus F.C. is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
EmilianoLanzoni added Juventus F.C. Turin

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360 793
Arsenal F.C. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Arsenal F.C. Holloway

44
341 773
Detroit Tigers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Detroit Tigers Detroit

45
176 393
Toronto Blue Jays is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Toronto Blue Jays Toronto

46
260 502
New York Rangers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York Rangers New York City

47
266 742
Miami Dolphins is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Miami Dolphins Miami metropolitan area

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199 329
North Carolina Tar Heels men's... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dan-morgan-ii added North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball Chapel Hill

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188 318
Duke Blue Devils men's basketb... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
azzy_roth added Duke Blue Devils men's basketball Durham

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189 399
Chelsea F.C. is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
s98876 added Chelsea F.C. Fulham