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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.
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1
2,335 2,625
New York Yankees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York Yankees New York City, The Bronx

2
1,858 2,268
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

3
1,697 2,314
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles

4
1,594 2,242
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Green Bay Packers Green Bay

5
1,378 1,977
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh

6
1,457 1,838
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago Bulls Chicago

7
1,281 1,361
FC Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
FC Barcelona Barcelona

8
1,317 1,846
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

9
1,429 1,846
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

10
1,082 1,547
Montreal Canadiens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Montreal Canadiens Montreal, Qu├ębec

11
1,216 1,704
Manchester United F.C. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Manchester United F.C. Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

12
958 1,150
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Antonio Spurs San Antonio

13
1,123 1,694
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

14
947 1,709
Dallas Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Dallas Cowboys Arlington

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15
945 1,467
St. Louis Cardinals is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

16
901 1,256
Real Madrid C.F. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

17
762 1,173
Los Angeles Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles

18
781 1,415
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco 49ers San Francisco

19
607 885
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

20
485 815
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Boston Bruins Boston

21
455 741
Liverpool F.C. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Liverpool F.C. Liverpool

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22
431 747
FC Bayern Munich is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added FC Bayern Munich Munich

23
339 524
Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

24
541 1,152
Notre Dame Fighting Irish foot... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

25
556 1,207
New York Giants is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York Giants New York City

26
490 1,093
Chicago Bears is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago Bears Chicago

27
426 726
Germany national football team is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

28
276 354
Harlem Globetrotters is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

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29
378 600
Pittsburgh Penguins is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
ChrisRubin added Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh

30
399 788
Toronto Maple Leafs is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

31
172 179
United States men's national b... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

32
359 607
New Zealand national rugby uni... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
henry216 added New Zealand national rugby union team New Zealand - Rugby Union

33
448 784
Chicago Cubs is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
snowman69 added Chicago Cubs Chicago

34
357 794
Denver Broncos is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

35
346 698
Oakland Raiders is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Oakland Raiders Oakland

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36
372 829
San Francisco Giants is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco Giants San Francisco

37
299 722
UCLA Bruins men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

38
327 740
A.C. Milan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
A.C. Milan Milan

39
226 449
Duke Blue Devils is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

40
248 547
Alabama Crimson Tide Football is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
yankeesmdfan added university of alabama crimson tide Tuscaloosa

41
332 740
Detroit Tigers is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Detroit Tigers Detroit

42
348 762
Arsenal F.C. is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Arsenal F.C. Holloway

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43
165 358
Toronto Blue Jays is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Toronto Blue Jays Toronto

44
172 291
UConn Womens Basketball is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
UConn Womens Basketball

45
179 392
Juventus F.C. is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
EmilianoLanzoni added Juventus F.C. Turin

46
240 479
New York Rangers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York Rangers New York City

47
255 709
Miami Dolphins is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Miami Dolphins Miami metropolitan area

48
183 307
North Carolina Tar Heels men's... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dan-morgan-ii added North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball Chapel Hill

49
178 378
Chelsea F.C. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
s98876 added Chelsea F.C. Fulham

50
184 398
Edmonton Oilers is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Edmonton Oilers Edmonton