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
2,896 3,227
New York Yankees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City, The Bronx

2
2,363 2,821
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

3
2,156 2,847
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles

4
1,929 2,897
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Green Bay

5
1,936 2,286
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

6
1,729 2,242
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

7
1,699 2,515
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Pittsburgh

8
1,785 2,322
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago

9
1,635 1,744
FC Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Barcelona

10
1,330 1,906
Montreal Canadiens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Montreal, Qu├ębec

11
1,477 2,074
Manchester United F.C. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

12
1,167 1,762
St. Louis Cardinals is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

13
1,331 2,033
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

14
1,196 2,116
Dallas Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Arlington

15
1,162 1,483
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Antonio

16
1,098 1,528
Real Madrid C.F. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

17
958 1,450
Los Angeles Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles

18
939 1,682
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco

19
759 1,132
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

20
653 1,060
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Boston

21
609 992
Liverpool F.C. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Liverpool

22
685 1,393
Notre Dame Fighting Irish foot... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

23
702 1,459
New York Giants is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City

24
555 966
FC Bayern Munich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Munich

25
501 799
Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time