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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
1,918 2,207
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
1,512 1,870
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

3
1,380 1,945
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles

4
1,378 1,821
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Green Bay Packers Green Bay

5
1,199 1,519
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago Bulls Chicago

6
1,136 1,640
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh

7
1,096 1,519
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

8
1,143 1,493
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

9
991 1,106
FC Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
FC Barcelona Barcelona

10
910 1,301
Montreal Canadiens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Montreal Canadiens Montreal, Qu├ębec

11
1,000 1,458
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

12
797 939
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Antonio Spurs San Antonio

13
1,018 1,446
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
831 1,250
St. Louis Cardinals is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

15
781 1,472
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
634 992
Los Angeles Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles

17
738 1,064
Real Madrid C.F. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

18
695 1,217
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco 49ers San Francisco

19
529 686
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

20
385 635
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Boston Bruins Boston

21
483 1,015
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
339 589
Liverpool F.C. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Liverpool F.C.

23
336 592
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
472 1,007
Notre Dame Fighting Irish foot... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

25
433 958
Chicago Bears is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago Bears Chicago

26
345 581
Germany national football team is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

27
294 479
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
377 649
Chicago Cubs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
snowman69 added Chicago Cubs Chicago

29
283 467
Pittsburgh Penguins is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
ChrisRubin added Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh

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30
340 655
Toronto Maple Leafs is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

31
212 357
Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

32
194 257
Harlem Globetrotters is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

33
332 716
San Francisco Giants is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco Giants San Francisco

34
309 678
Denver Broncos is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

35
207 372
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
91 92
United States men's national b... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
julian-matthias added United States men's national basketball team United States of America

37
285 586
Oakland Raiders is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Oakland Raiders Oakland

38
300 626
Detroit Tigers is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Detroit Tigers Detroit

39
91 42
Cornell Big Red men's ice hock... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

40
305 650
Arsenal F.C. is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Arsenal F.C. Holloway

41
176 344
Duke Blue Devils is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

42
267 629
UCLA Bruins men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

43
285 636
A.C. Milan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
A.C. Milan Milan

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44
208 453
Alabama Crimson Tide Football is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
yankeesmdfan added university of alabama crimson tide Tuscaloosa

45
138 297
Juventus F.C. is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
EmilianoLanzoni added Juventus F.C. Turin

46
150 315
Edmonton Oilers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Edmonton Oilers Edmonton

47
125 226
Duke Blue Devils men's basketb... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
azzy_roth added Duke Blue Devils men's basketball Durham

48
137 296
Chelsea F.C. is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
s98876 added Chelsea F.C. Fulham

49
123 273
Toronto Blue Jays is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Toronto Blue Jays Toronto

50
121 213
UConn Womens Basketball is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
UConn Womens Basketball