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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
2,102 2,405
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
1,682 2,050
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

3
1,529 2,119
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles

4
1,481 2,025
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Green Bay Packers Green Bay

5
1,320 1,667
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago Bulls Chicago

6
1,249 1,793
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh

7
1,197 1,670
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

8
1,278 1,667
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

9
1,127 1,224
FC Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
FC Barcelona Barcelona

10
991 1,412
Montreal Canadiens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Montreal Canadiens Montreal, Qu├ębec

11
1,115 1,561
Manchester United F.C. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Manchester United F.C. Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

12
881 1,033
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Antonio Spurs San Antonio

13
1,062 1,562
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

14
866 1,577
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
884 1,355
St. Louis Cardinals is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

16
700 1,073
Los Angeles Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles

17
828 1,151
Real Madrid C.F. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

18
738 1,301
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco 49ers San Francisco

19
564 770
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

20
433 708
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Boston Bruins Boston

21
386 658
Liverpool F.C. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Liverpool F.C.

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22
388 658
FC Bayern Munich is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added FC Bayern Munich Munich

23
520 1,106
New York Giants is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York Giants New York City

24
334 522
Pittsburgh Penguins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
ChrisRubin added Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh

25
496 1,074
Notre Dame Fighting Irish foot... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

26
330 529
New Zealand national rugby uni... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
henry216 added New Zealand national rugby union team New Zealand - Rugby Union

27
376 710
Toronto Maple Leafs is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

28
382 641
Germany national football team is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

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29
455 1,013
Chicago Bears is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago Bears Chicago

30
236 298
Harlem Globetrotters is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

31
261 428
Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

32
407 714
Chicago Cubs is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
snowman69 added Chicago Cubs Chicago

33
128 129
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
332 730
Denver Broncos is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

35
351 767
San Francisco Giants is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco Giants San Francisco

The Creepiest Sports Mascots

36
313 635
Oakland Raiders is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Oakland Raiders Oakland

37
320 678
Detroit Tigers is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Detroit Tigers Detroit

38
227 422
New York Rangers is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York Rangers New York City

39
202 390
Duke Blue Devils is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

40
311 680
A.C. Milan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
A.C. Milan Milan

41
327 705
Arsenal F.C. is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Arsenal F.C. Holloway

42
283 669
UCLA Bruins men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

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43
163 338
Juventus F.C. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
EmilianoLanzoni added Juventus F.C. Turin

44
232 495
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
169 355
Edmonton Oilers is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Edmonton Oilers Edmonton

46
153 258
North Carolina Tar Heels men's... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dan-morgan-ii added North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball Chapel Hill

47
148 242
UConn Womens Basketball is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
UConn Womens Basketball

48
145 304
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
145 263
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

50
158 335
Chelsea F.C. is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
s98876 added Chelsea F.C. Fulham