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
3,026 3,342
New York Yankees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City, The Bronx

2
2,478 2,937
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

3
2,255 2,970
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles

4
2,052 2,405
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

5
1,992 3,028
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Green Bay

6
1,822 2,340
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

7
1,870 2,401
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago

8
1,779 2,608
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Pittsburgh

9
1,694 1,837
FC Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Barcelona

10
1,401 1,980
Montreal Canadiens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Montreal, Qu├ębec

11
1,530 2,164
Manchester United F.C. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

12
1,227 1,830
St. Louis Cardinals is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

13
1,384 2,097
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

14
1,256 2,196
Dallas Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Arlington

15
1,200 1,555
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Antonio

16
1,012 1,502
Los Angeles Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles

17
1,129 1,604
Real Madrid C.F. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

18
971 1,729
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco

19
791 1,187
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

20
686 1,126
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Boston

21
644 1,032
Liverpool F.C. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Liverpool

22
718 1,434
Notre Dame Fighting Irish foot... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

23
355 364
United States men's national b... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

24
725 1,513
New York Giants is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City

25
582 1,008
FC Bayern Munich is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Munich