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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
2,349 2,634
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
1,866 2,275
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

3
1,704 2,324
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles

4
1,599 2,253
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Green Bay Packers Green Bay

5
1,383 1,987
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh

6
1,464 1,846
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago Bulls Chicago

7
1,290 1,366
FC Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
FC Barcelona Barcelona

8
1,322 1,854
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

9
1,435 1,853
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

10
1,085 1,554
Montreal Canadiens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Montreal Canadiens Montreal, Qu├ębec

11
1,223 1,710
Manchester United F.C. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Manchester United F.C. Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

12
1,129 1,697
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

13
963 1,156
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Antonio Spurs San Antonio

14
953 1,712
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
951 1,469
St. Louis Cardinals is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

16
904 1,261
Real Madrid C.F. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

17
766 1,175
Los Angeles Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles

18
785 1,417
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco 49ers San Francisco

19
610 888
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

20
486 820
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Boston Bruins Boston

21
457 747
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
433 751
FC Bayern Munich is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added FC Bayern Munich Munich

23
344 527
Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

24
543 1,156
Notre Dame Fighting Irish foot... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

25
559 1,209
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
492 1,096
Chicago Bears is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago Bears Chicago

27
428 730
Germany national football team is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

28
379 602
Pittsburgh Penguins is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
ChrisRubin added Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh

Twins in Sports

29
276 356
Harlem Globetrotters is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

30
400 790
Toronto Maple Leafs is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

31
174 181
United States men's national b... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

32
450 785
Chicago Cubs is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
snowman69 added Chicago Cubs Chicago

33
361 610
New Zealand national rugby uni... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
henry216 added New Zealand national rugby union team New Zealand - Rugby Union

34
359 796
Denver Broncos is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

35
346 700
Oakland Raiders is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Oakland Raiders Oakland

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36
373 830
San Francisco Giants is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco Giants San Francisco

37
300 724
UCLA Bruins men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

38
228 450
Duke Blue Devils is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

39
327 742
A.C. Milan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
A.C. Milan Milan

40
334 740
Detroit Tigers is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Detroit Tigers Detroit

41
249 548
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
349 766
Arsenal F.C. is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Arsenal F.C. Holloway

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43
165 361
Toronto Blue Jays is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Toronto Blue Jays Toronto

44
175 292
UConn Womens Basketball is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
UConn Womens Basketball

45
180 394
Juventus F.C. is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
EmilianoLanzoni added Juventus F.C. Turin

46
241 480
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
256 712
Miami Dolphins is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Miami Dolphins Miami metropolitan area

48
185 307
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

49
180 379
Chelsea F.C. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
s98876 added Chelsea F.C. Fulham

50
184 399
Edmonton Oilers is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Edmonton Oilers Edmonton