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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
1,980 2,281
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
1,574 1,925
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

3
1,433 2,000
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles

4
1,422 1,888
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Green Bay Packers Green Bay

5
1,244 1,566
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago Bulls Chicago

6
1,181 1,698
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh

7
1,136 1,571
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

8
1,195 1,561
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

9
1,042 1,156
FC Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
FC Barcelona Barcelona

10
938 1,345
Montreal Canadiens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Montreal Canadiens Montreal, Qu├ębec

11
1,026 1,503
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

12
1,051 1,494
Manchester United F.C. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Manchester United F.C. Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

13
822 980
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Antonio Spurs San Antonio

14
848 1,293
St. Louis Cardinals is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

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15
819 1,515
Dallas Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Dallas Cowboys Arlington

16
661 1,021
Los Angeles Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles

17
776 1,101
Real Madrid C.F. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

18
712 1,251
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco 49ers San Francisco

19
541 719
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

20
399 664
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Boston Bruins Boston

21
499 1,050
New York Giants is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York Giants New York City

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22
353 622
Liverpool F.C. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Liverpool F.C.

23
354 622
FC Bayern Munich is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added FC Bayern Munich Munich

24
484 1,030
Notre Dame Fighting Irish foot... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

25
304 488
Pittsburgh Penguins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
ChrisRubin added Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh

26
441 981
Chicago Bears is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago Bears Chicago

27
359 607
Germany national football team is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

28
352 674
Toronto Maple Leafs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

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29
389 672
Chicago Cubs is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
snowman69 added Chicago Cubs Chicago

30
305 502
New Zealand national rugby uni... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
henry216 added New Zealand national rugby union team New Zealand - Rugby Union

31
214 269
Harlem Globetrotters is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

32
232 383
Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

33
106 106
United States men's national b... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
julian-matthias added United States men's national basketball team United States of America

34
321 697
Denver Broncos is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

35
341 736
San Francisco Giants is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco Giants San Francisco

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36
216 389
New York Rangers is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York Rangers New York City

37
293 606
Oakland Raiders is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Oakland Raiders Oakland

38
308 647
Detroit Tigers is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Detroit Tigers Detroit

39
187 359
Duke Blue Devils is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

40
275 642
UCLA Bruins men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

41
296 657
A.C. Milan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
A.C. Milan Milan

42
312 677
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
218 468
Alabama Crimson Tide Football is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
yankeesmdfan added university of alabama crimson tide Tuscaloosa

44
147 315
Juventus F.C. is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
EmilianoLanzoni added Juventus F.C. Turin

45
135 237
Duke Blue Devils men's basketb... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
azzy_roth added Duke Blue Devils men's basketball Durham

46
154 332
Edmonton Oilers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Edmonton Oilers Edmonton

47
137 236
North Carolina Tar Heels men's... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dan-morgan-ii added North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball Chapel Hill

48
92 59
Cornell Big Red men's ice hock... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

49
131 224
UConn Womens Basketball is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
UConn Womens Basketball

50
128 286
Toronto Blue Jays is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Toronto Blue Jays Toronto