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
2,634 2,927
New York Yankees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City, The Bronx

2
2,114 2,555
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

3
1,958 2,581
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles

4
1,782 2,560
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Green Bay

5
1,553 2,257
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Pittsburgh

6
1,630 2,094
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago

7
1,647 2,073
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

8
1,501 2,058
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

9
1,487 1,571
FC Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Barcelona

10
1,361 1,884
Manchester United F.C. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

11
1,207 1,736
Montreal Canadiens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Montreal, Qu├ębec

12
1,226 1,880
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

13
1,070 1,908
Dallas Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Arlington

14
1,053 1,616
St. Louis Cardinals is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

15
1,063 1,324
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Antonio

16
1,018 1,392
Real Madrid C.F. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

17
863 1,299
Los Angeles Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles

18
872 1,537
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco

19
681 997
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

20
566 933
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Boston

21
530 859
Liverpool F.C. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Liverpool

22
617 1,258
Notre Dame Fighting Irish foot... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

23
634 1,317
New York Giants is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City

24
264 249
United States men's national b... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

25
503 849
FC Bayern Munich is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Munich

26
429 665
Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

27
341 443
Harlem Globetrotters is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

28
436 687
New Zealand national rugby uni... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
henry216 added New Zealand - Rugby Union

29
539 1,206
Chicago Bears is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago

30
473 826
Germany national football team is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

31
442 880
Toronto Maple Leafs is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

32
519 878
Chicago Cubs is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
snowman69 added Chicago

33
418 686
Pittsburgh Penguins is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
ChrisRubin added Pittsburgh

34
401 885
Denver Broncos is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

35
220 345
UConn Womens Basketball is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
UConn Womens Basketball

36
411 902
San Francisco Giants is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco

37
376 779
Oakland Raiders is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Oakland

38
334 791
UCLA Bruins men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

39
266 514
Duke Blue Devils is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

40
282 610
Alabama Crimson Tide Football is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
yankeesmdfan added Tuscaloosa

41
357 803
A.C. Milan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Milan

42
212 451
Juventus F.C. is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
EmilianoLanzoni added Turin

43
374 829
Arsenal F.C. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Holloway

44
351 812
Detroit Tigers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Detroit

45
190 430
Toronto Blue Jays is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Toronto

46
269 537
New York Rangers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City

47
273 782
Miami Dolphins is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Miami metropolitan area

48
217 356
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
163 231
Alabama Crimson Tide is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

50
200 350
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