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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
1,725 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 1,684
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

3
1,251 1,770
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 1,649
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 1,472
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh

6
1,087 1,375
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago Bulls Chicago

7
994 1,369
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

8
1,009 1,345
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

9
943 1,330
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

10
719 820
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Antonio Spurs San Antonio

11
812 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
848 1,000
FC Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
FC Barcelona Barcelona

13
942 1,322
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
780 1,128
St. Louis Cardinals is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

15
694 1,356
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 1,096
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco 49ers San Francisco

17
560 902
Los Angeles Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles

18
479 583
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

19
647 978
Real Madrid C.F. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

20
330 551
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Boston Bruins Boston

21
447 908
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
447 902
Notre Dame Fighting Irish foot... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

23
294 504
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
410 874
Chicago Bears is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago Bears Chicago

25
248 391
Pittsburgh Penguins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
ChrisRubin added Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh

26
165 187
Harlem Globetrotters is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

27
259 407
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
307 511
Germany national football team is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

29
337 584
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