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.
list ordered by

1
2,644 2,943
New York Yankees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City, The Bronx

2
2,126 2,568
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

3
1,973 2,596
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles

4
1,792 2,577
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Green Bay

5
1,565 2,268
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Pittsburgh

6
1,635 2,107
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago

7
1,662 2,086
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

8
1,515 2,064
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

9
1,497 1,579
FC Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Barcelona

10
1,369 1,893
Manchester United F.C. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

11
1,217 1,744
Montreal Canadiens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Montreal, Qu├ębec

12
1,079 1,919
Dallas Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Arlington

13
1,232 1,888
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

14
1,061 1,623
St. Louis Cardinals is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

15
1,068 1,338
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Antonio

16
1,022 1,398
Real Madrid C.F. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

17
871 1,306
Los Angeles Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles

18
874 1,547
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco

19
687 1,003
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

20
572 939
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Boston

21
534 867
Liverpool F.C. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Liverpool

22
623 1,264
Notre Dame Fighting Irish foot... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

23
636 1,326
New York Giants is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City

24
506 856
FC Bayern Munich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Munich

25
266 255
United States men's national b... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

26
433 674
Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

27
541 1,211
Chicago Bears is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago

28
344 448
Harlem Globetrotters is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

29
437 693
New Zealand national rugby uni... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
henry216 added New Zealand - Rugby Union

30
446 884
Toronto Maple Leafs is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

31
474 832
Germany national football team is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

32
523 883
Chicago Cubs is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
snowman69 added Chicago

33
422 692
Pittsburgh Penguins is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
ChrisRubin added Pittsburgh

34
402 890
Denver Broncos is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

35
224 347
UConn Womens Basketball is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
UConn Womens Basketball

36
414 905
San Francisco Giants is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco

37
377 782
Oakland Raiders is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Oakland

38
337 794
UCLA Bruins men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

39
269 515
Duke Blue Devils is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

40
285 612
Alabama Crimson Tide Football is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
yankeesmdfan added Tuscaloosa

41
358 806
A.C. Milan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Milan

42
213 455
Juventus F.C. is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
EmilianoLanzoni added Turin

43
375 832
Arsenal F.C. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Holloway

44
352 815
Detroit Tigers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Detroit

45
190 435
Toronto Blue Jays is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Toronto

46
270 540
New York Rangers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City

47
273 787
Miami Dolphins is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Miami metropolitan area

48
218 359
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 Chapel Hill

49
167 232
Alabama Crimson Tide is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

50
202 352
Duke Blue Devils men's basketb... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
azzy_roth added Durham