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
2,753 3,053
New York Yankees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City, The Bronx

2
2,216 2,676
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

3
2,055 2,697
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles

4
1,844 2,701
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Green Bay

5
1,627 2,375
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Pittsburgh

6
1,686 2,200
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago

7
1,754 2,174
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

8
1,598 2,143
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

9
1,556 1,649
FC Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Barcelona

10
1,416 1,973
Manchester United F.C. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

11
1,255 1,816
Montreal Canadiens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Montreal, Qu├ębec

12
1,275 1,947
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

13
1,128 1,991
Dallas Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Arlington

14
1,104 1,681
St. Louis Cardinals is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

15
1,103 1,397
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Antonio

16
908 1,363
Los Angeles Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles

17
1,050 1,452
Real Madrid C.F. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

18
895 1,604
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco

19
712 1,059
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

20
596 989
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Boston

21
559 925
Liverpool F.C. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Liverpool

22
639 1,322
Notre Dame Fighting Irish foot... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

23
662 1,383
New York Giants is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City

24
529 904
FC Bayern Munich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Munich

25
286 291
United States men's national b... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

26
457 723
Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

27
562 1,259
Chicago Bears is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago

28
454 734
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
361 486
Harlem Globetrotters is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

30
464 923
Toronto Maple Leafs is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

31
550 919
Chicago Cubs is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
snowman69 added Chicago

32
442 723
Pittsburgh Penguins is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
ChrisRubin added Pittsburgh

33
485 875
Germany national football team is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

34
417 920
Denver Broncos is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

35
240 378
UConn Womens Basketball is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
UConn Womens Basketball

36
426 940
San Francisco Giants is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco

37
350 822
UCLA Bruins men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

38
282 540
Duke Blue Devils is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

39
385 814
Oakland Raiders is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Oakland

40
372 831
A.C. Milan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Milan

41
296 641
Alabama Crimson Tide Football is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
yankeesmdfan added Tuscaloosa

42
390 855
Arsenal F.C. is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Holloway

43
225 481
Juventus F.C. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
EmilianoLanzoni added Turin

44
364 844
Detroit Tigers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Detroit

45
284 566
New York Rangers is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City

46
196 468
Toronto Blue Jays is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Toronto

47
282 818
Miami Dolphins is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Miami metropolitan area

48
184 256
Alabama Crimson Tide is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

49
229 381
North Carolina Tar Heels men's... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dan-morgan-ii added Chapel Hill

50
217 369
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