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.

1
2,580 2,879
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
2,071 2,518
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

3
1,916 2,544
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles

4
1,756 2,505
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Green Bay Packers Green Bay

5
1,525 2,208
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh

6
1,601 2,062
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago Bulls Chicago

7
1,612 2,040
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

8
1,469 2,030
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

9
1,458 1,542
FC Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
FC Barcelona Barcelona

10
1,344 1,851
Manchester United F.C. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Manchester United F.C. Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

11
1,184 1,707
Montreal Canadiens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Montreal Canadiens Montreal, Qu├ębec

12
1,211 1,845
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

13
1,044 1,295
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Antonio Spurs San Antonio

14
1,036 1,587
St. Louis Cardinals is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

15
1,043 1,875
Dallas Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Dallas Cowboys Arlington

16
999 1,363
Real Madrid C.F. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

17
842 1,274
Los Angeles Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles

18
858 1,513
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco 49ers San Francisco

19
668 971
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

20
550 907
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Boston Bruins Boston

21
519 835
Liverpool F.C. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Liverpool F.C. Liverpool

22
604 1,232
Notre Dame Fighting Irish foot... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

23
621 1,291
New York Giants is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York Giants New York City

24
489 828
FC Bayern Munich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added FC Bayern Munich Munich

25
244 235
United States men's national b... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

26
415 639
Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

27
330 423
Harlem Globetrotters is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

28
533 1,185
Chicago Bears is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago Bears Chicago

29
420 670
New Zealand national rugby uni... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
henry216 added New Zealand national rugby union team New Zealand - Rugby Union

30
465 810
Germany national football team is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

31
412 671
Pittsburgh Penguins is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
ChrisRubin added Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh

32
431 862
Toronto Maple Leafs is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

33
510 859
Chicago Cubs is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
snowman69 added Chicago Cubs Chicago

34
394 864
Denver Broncos is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

35
209 330
UConn Womens Basketball is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
UConn Womens Basketball

36
372 758
Oakland Raiders is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Oakland Raiders Oakland

37
406 884
San Francisco Giants is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco Giants San Francisco

38
261 498
Duke Blue Devils is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

39
326 775
UCLA Bruins men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

40
355 787
A.C. Milan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
A.C. Milan Milan

41
276 600
Alabama Crimson Tide Football is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
yankeesmdfan added university of alabama crimson tide Tuscaloosa

42
208 439
Juventus F.C. is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
EmilianoLanzoni added Juventus F.C. Turin

43
370 816
Arsenal F.C. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Arsenal F.C. Holloway

44
349 797
Detroit Tigers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Detroit Tigers Detroit

45
185 415
Toronto Blue Jays is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Toronto Blue Jays Toronto

46
266 523
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
272 767
Miami Dolphins is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Miami Dolphins Miami metropolitan area

48
210 345
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
195 337
Duke Blue Devils men's basketb... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
azzy_roth added Duke Blue Devils men's basketball Durham

50
196 418
Chelsea F.C. is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
s98876 added Chelsea F.C. Fulham