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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
1,794 2,070
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
1,428 1,741
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

3
1,300 1,828
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles

4
1,312 1,709
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Green Bay Packers Green Bay

5
1,131 1,415
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago Bulls Chicago

6
1,072 1,528
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh

7
1,035 1,413
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

8
1,041 1,394
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

9
896 1,027
FC Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
FC Barcelona Barcelona

10
961 1,374
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

11
836 1,220
Montreal Canadiens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Montreal Canadiens Montreal, Qu├ębec

12
745 856
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Antonio Spurs San Antonio

13
974 1,357
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
797 1,167
St. Louis Cardinals is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

15
724 1,389
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
672 1,130
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco 49ers San Francisco

17
585 928
Los Angeles Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles

18
680 1,004
Real Madrid C.F. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

19
493 618
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

20
349 578
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Boston Bruins Boston

21
458 939
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
459 929
Notre Dame Fighting Irish foot... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

23
314 529
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
180 207
Harlem Globetrotters is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

25
324 532
Germany national football team is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

26
418 905
Chicago Bears is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago Bears Chicago

27
271 430
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
302 550
Liverpool F.C. is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Liverpool F.C.

29
258 421
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
349 610
Chicago Cubs is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
snowman69 added Chicago Cubs Chicago

31
313 616
Toronto Maple Leafs is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

32
73 50
United States men's national b... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
julian-matthias added United States men's national basketball team United States of America

33
317 672
San Francisco Giants is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco Giants San Francisco

34
178 313
Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

35
187 335
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
289 583
Detroit Tigers is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Detroit Tigers Detroit

37
267 540
Oakland Raiders is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Oakland Raiders Oakland

38
260 577
UCLA Bruins men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

39
286 644
Denver Broncos is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

40
155 302
Duke Blue Devils is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

41
198 411
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
140 281
Edmonton Oilers is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Edmonton Oilers Edmonton

43
285 611
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
117 187
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
265 608
A.C. Milan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
A.C. Milan Milan

46
126 268
Juventus F.C. is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
EmilianoLanzoni added Juventus F.C. Turin

47
107 187
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
112 182
UConn Womens Basketball is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
UConn Womens Basketball

49
111 245
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
198 500
Oakland Athletics is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time