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
3,207 3,524
New York Yankees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City, The Bronx
2
2,645 3,091
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
3
2,369 3,152
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles
4
2,220 2,559
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
5
1,961 2,468
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
6
2,085 3,176
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Green Bay
7
1,967 2,515
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago
8
1,859 2,724
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Pittsburgh
9
1,779 1,952
FC Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Barcelona
10
1,480 2,088
Montreal Canadiens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Montreal, Qu├ębec
11
1,583 2,287
Manchester United F.C. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Old Trafford, Greater Manchester
12
1,303 1,933
St. Louis Cardinals is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
13
1,445 2,186
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
14
1,318 2,307
Dallas Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Arlington
15
1,271 1,637
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Antonio
16
1,076 1,580
Los Angeles Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles
17
1,174 1,690
Real Madrid C.F. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
18
1,016 1,807
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco
19
847 1,258
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
20
772 1,193
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Boston
21
685 1,103
Liverpool F.C. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Liverpool
22
767 1,508
Notre Dame Fighting Irish foot... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
23
682 1,415
Chicago Bears is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago
24
597 922
Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
25
403 417
United States men's national b... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time