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
2,574 2,868
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
2,066 2,507
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

3
1,910 2,535
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles

4
1,749 2,494
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Green Bay Packers Green Bay

5
1,523 2,200
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh

6
1,598 2,056
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago Bulls Chicago

7
1,608 2,033
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

8
1,467 2,021
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

9
1,451 1,537
FC Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
FC Barcelona Barcelona

10
1,336 1,848
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
1,182 1,700
Montreal Canadiens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Montreal Canadiens Montreal, Qu├ębec

12
1,207 1,839
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

13
1,036 1,580
St. Louis Cardinals is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

14
1,042 1,290
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Antonio Spurs San Antonio

15
1,042 1,868
Dallas Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Dallas Cowboys Arlington

16
994 1,360
Real Madrid C.F. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

17
840 1,268
Los Angeles Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles

18
855 1,509
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco 49ers San Francisco

19
662 970
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

20
548 904
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Boston Bruins Boston

21
517 832
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
601 1,230
Notre Dame Fighting Irish foot... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

23
244 230
United States men's national b... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

24
618 1,289
New York Giants is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York Giants New York City

25
486 825
FC Bayern Munich is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added FC Bayern Munich Munich

26
413 634
Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

27
329 419
Harlem Globetrotters is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

28
530 1,180
Chicago Bears is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago Bears Chicago

29
416 668
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
463 808
Germany national football team is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

31
411 667
Pittsburgh Penguins is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
ChrisRubin added Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh

32
429 859
Toronto Maple Leafs is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

33
505 857
Chicago Cubs is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
snowman69 added Chicago Cubs Chicago

34
391 862
Denver Broncos is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

35
209 326
UConn Womens Basketball is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
UConn Womens Basketball

36
371 755
Oakland Raiders is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Oakland Raiders Oakland

37
405 881
San Francisco Giants is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco Giants San Francisco

38
260 495
Duke Blue Devils is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

39
325 771
UCLA Bruins men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

40
353 785
A.C. Milan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
A.C. Milan Milan

41
276 596
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
370 813
Arsenal F.C. is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Arsenal F.C. Holloway

43
205 438
Juventus F.C. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
EmilianoLanzoni added Juventus F.C. Turin

44
347 794
Detroit Tigers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Detroit Tigers Detroit

45
183 413
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
265 519
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
271 764
Miami Dolphins is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Miami Dolphins Miami metropolitan area

48
210 341
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
194 334
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
195 416
Chelsea F.C. is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
s98876 added Chelsea F.C. Fulham