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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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1
1,720 1,998
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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2
1,379 1,681
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

3
1,249 1,768
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles

4
1,274 1,646
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Green Bay Packers Green Bay

5
1,038 1,471
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh

6
1,087 1,374
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago Bulls Chicago

7
992 1,367
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

8
1,006 1,341
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

9
939 1,330
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

10
718 818
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Antonio Spurs San Antonio

11
811 1,181
Montreal Canadiens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Montreal Canadiens Montreal, Qu├ębec

12
845 999
FC Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
FC Barcelona Barcelona

13
940 1,320
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

14
779 1,127
St. Louis Cardinals is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

15
693 1,354
Dallas Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Dallas Cowboys Arlington

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16
654 1,093
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco 49ers San Francisco

17
559 900
Los Angeles Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles

18
477 582
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

19
647 973
Real Madrid C.F. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

20
330 547
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Boston Bruins Boston

21
445 905
New York Giants is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York Giants New York City

22
447 899
Notre Dame Fighting Irish foot... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

23
294 502
FC Bayern Munich is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added FC Bayern Munich Munich

24
410 871
Chicago Bears is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago Bears Chicago

25
165 184
Harlem Globetrotters is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

26
258 406
New Zealand national rugby uni... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
henry216 added New Zealand national rugby union team New Zealand - Rugby Union

27
246 390
Pittsburgh Penguins is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
ChrisRubin added Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh

28
306 511
Germany national football team is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

29
337 583
Chicago Cubs is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
snowman69 added Chicago Cubs Chicago

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30
305 597
Toronto Maple Leafs is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

31
286 534
Liverpool F.C. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Liverpool F.C.

32
57 36
United States men's national b... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
julian-matthias added United States men's national basketball team United States of America

33
310 649
San Francisco Giants is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco Giants San Francisco

34
283 563
Detroit Tigers is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Detroit Tigers Detroit

35
165 292
Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

36
177 318
New York Rangers is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York Rangers New York City

37
251 561
UCLA Bruins men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

38
253 522
Oakland Raiders is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Oakland Raiders Oakland

39
277 627
Denver Broncos is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

40
146 284
Duke Blue Devils is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

41
190 395
Alabama Crimson Tide Football is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
yankeesmdfan added university of alabama crimson tide Tuscaloosa

42
277 595
Arsenal F.C. is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Arsenal F.C. Holloway

43
131 266
Edmonton Oilers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Edmonton Oilers Edmonton

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44
108 169
North Carolina Tar Heels men's... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dan-morgan-ii added North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball Chapel Hill

45
254 598
A.C. Milan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
A.C. Milan Milan

46
98 173
Duke Blue Devils men's basketb... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
azzy_roth added Duke Blue Devils men's basketball Durham

47
106 228
Toronto Blue Jays is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Toronto Blue Jays Toronto

48
103 171
UConn Womens Basketball is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
UConn Womens Basketball

49
113 259
Juventus F.C. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
EmilianoLanzoni added Juventus F.C. Turin

50
194 485
Oakland Athletics is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time