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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
1,728 2,002
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
1,381 1,686
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

3
1,251 1,772
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles

4
1,276 1,652
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Green Bay Packers Green Bay

5
1,040 1,474
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh

6
1,088 1,377
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago Bulls Chicago

7
995 1,370
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

8
1,010 1,346
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

9
943 1,332
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

10
812 1,183
Montreal Canadiens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Montreal Canadiens Montreal, Qu├ębec

11
719 821
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Antonio Spurs San Antonio

12
849 1,001
FC Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
FC Barcelona Barcelona

13
943 1,323
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
781 1,129
St. Louis Cardinals is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

15
695 1,357
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
655 1,098
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco 49ers San Francisco

17
561 903
Los Angeles Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles

18
480 584
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

19
648 979
Real Madrid C.F. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

20
331 552
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Boston Bruins Boston

21
448 909
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
447 903
Notre Dame Fighting Irish foot... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

23
294 505
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
410 875
Chicago Bears is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago Bears Chicago

25
248 392
Pittsburgh Penguins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
ChrisRubin added Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh

26
165 188
Harlem Globetrotters is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

27
259 408
New Zealand national rugby uni... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
henry216 added New Zealand national rugby union team New Zealand - Rugby Union

28
307 512
Germany national football team is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

29
338 584
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
306 597
Toronto Maple Leafs is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

31
286 535
Liverpool F.C. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Liverpool F.C.

32
310 650
San Francisco Giants is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco Giants San Francisco

33
57 37
United States men's national b... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
julian-matthias added United States men's national basketball team United States of America

34
284 564
Detroit Tigers is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Detroit Tigers Detroit

35
178 318
New York Rangers is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York Rangers New York City

36
165 293
Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

37
251 562
UCLA Bruins men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

38
253 523
Oakland Raiders is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Oakland Raiders Oakland

39
277 628
Denver Broncos is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

40
147 284
Duke Blue Devils is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

41
191 395
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
132 266
Edmonton Oilers is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Edmonton Oilers Edmonton

43
277 596
Arsenal F.C. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Arsenal F.C. Holloway

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44
109 170
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
254 599
A.C. Milan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
A.C. Milan Milan

46
99 173
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
104 171
UConn Womens Basketball is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
UConn Womens Basketball

48
106 229
Toronto Blue Jays is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Toronto Blue Jays Toronto

49
113 260
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
194 486
Oakland Athletics is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time