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
3,038 3,357
New York Yankees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City, The Bronx

2
2,495 2,948
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

3
2,267 2,983
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles

4
2,066 2,415
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

5
2,000 3,040
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Green Bay

6
1,836 2,345
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

7
1,883 2,406
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago

8
1,789 2,614
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Pittsburgh

9
1,703 1,846
FC Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Barcelona

10
1,408 1,989
Montreal Canadiens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Montreal, Qu├ębec

11
1,538 2,173
Manchester United F.C. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

12
1,236 1,836
St. Louis Cardinals is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

13
1,263 2,207
Dallas Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Arlington

14
1,390 2,105
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

15
1,209 1,560
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Antonio

16
1,024 1,506
Los Angeles Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles

17
1,137 1,608
Real Madrid C.F. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

18
973 1,739
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco

19
800 1,191
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

20
691 1,134
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Boston

21
647 1,038
Liverpool F.C. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Liverpool

22
722 1,439
Notre Dame Fighting Irish foot... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

23
361 366
United States men's national b... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

24
727 1,519
New York Giants is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City

25
583 1,012
FC Bayern Munich is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Munich