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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.

1
2,449 2,733
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
1,952 2,375
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

3
1,791 2,415
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles

4
1,655 2,361
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Green Bay Packers Green Bay

5
1,531 1,934
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago Bulls Chicago

6
1,441 2,078
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh

7
1,377 1,439
FC Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
FC Barcelona Barcelona

8
1,505 1,930
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

9
1,380 1,930
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

10
1,274 1,768
Manchester United F.C. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Manchester United F.C. Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

11
1,123 1,613
Montreal Canadiens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Montreal Canadiens Montreal, Qu├ębec

12
1,160 1,759
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

13
994 1,211
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Antonio Spurs San Antonio

14
989 1,776
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
981 1,513
St. Louis Cardinals is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

16
949 1,298
Real Madrid C.F. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

17
802 1,208
Los Angeles Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles

18
818 1,458
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco 49ers San Francisco

19
632 919
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

20
509 852
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Boston Bruins Boston

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482 781
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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385 575
Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

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460 781
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
567 1,190
Notre Dame Fighting Irish foot... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

25
581 1,240
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
206 201
United States men's national b... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

27
505 1,129
Chicago Bears is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago Bears Chicago

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446 761
Germany national football team is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

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298 379
Harlem Globetrotters is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

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395 627
Pittsburgh Penguins is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
ChrisRubin added Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh

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413 813
Toronto Maple Leafs is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

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384 631
New Zealand national rugby uni... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
henry216 added New Zealand national rugby union team New Zealand - Rugby Union

33
479 810
Chicago Cubs is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
snowman69 added Chicago Cubs Chicago

34
375 821
Denver Broncos is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

35
392 848
San Francisco Giants is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco Giants San Francisco

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357 725
Oakland Raiders is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Oakland Raiders Oakland

37
243 469
Duke Blue Devils is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

38
311 746
UCLA Bruins men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

39
263 564
Alabama Crimson Tide Football is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
yankeesmdfan added university of alabama crimson tide Tuscaloosa

40
339 760
A.C. Milan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
A.C. Milan Milan

41
358 783
Arsenal F.C. is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Arsenal F.C. Holloway

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188 307
UConn Womens Basketball is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
UConn Womens Basketball

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339 764
Detroit Tigers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Detroit Tigers Detroit

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172 383
Toronto Blue Jays is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Toronto Blue Jays Toronto

45
189 412
Juventus F.C. is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
EmilianoLanzoni added Juventus F.C. Turin

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252 497
New York Rangers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York Rangers New York City

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261 736
Miami Dolphins is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Miami Dolphins Miami metropolitan area

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193 323
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

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178 314
Duke Blue Devils men's basketb... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
azzy_roth added Duke Blue Devils men's basketball Durham

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184 394
Chelsea F.C. is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
s98876 added Chelsea F.C. Fulham