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
3,159 3,493
New York Yankees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City, The Bronx
2
2,619 3,056
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
3
2,342 3,121
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles
4
2,192 2,518
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
5
1,941 2,433
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
6
2,061 3,146
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Green Bay
7
1,947 2,491
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago
8
1,839 2,701
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Pittsburgh
9
1,762 1,927
FC Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Barcelona
10
1,464 2,065
Montreal Canadiens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Montreal, Qu├ębec
11
1,574 2,259
Manchester United F.C. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Old Trafford, Greater Manchester
12
1,286 1,911
St. Louis Cardinals is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
13
1,435 2,166
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
14
1,306 2,285
Dallas Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Arlington
15
1,255 1,620
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Antonio
16
1,062 1,563
Los Angeles Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles
17
1,167 1,672
Real Madrid C.F. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
18
1,006 1,789
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco
19
839 1,241
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
20
759 1,178
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Boston
21
673 1,085
Liverpool F.C. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Liverpool
22
756 1,491
Notre Dame Fighting Irish foot... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
23
395 405
United States men's national b... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
24
588 904
Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
25
673 1,396
Chicago Bears is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago